Brain and Head Trauma
Helping Head And Brain Injury Survivors Since 1979
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that at least 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur every year in the United States. Of the 1 million patients who seek treatment for TBI in emergency rooms or with qualified providers, 50,000 die every year and 80,000 develop disabilities. These statistics are particularly devastating considering how many of these deaths and lifelong health conditions could have been avoided.
Based in Albuquerque, Revo Law Firm has assisted injury victims and their families for more than 40 years. Our lawyers understand the difficulties you face after a head injury, and we will do all we can to minimize the stress of the legal process and maximize your compensation for your injuries.
What Are The Main Causes Of Head Injury Deaths In New Mexico?
The New Mexico Epidemiology and Response Division Office of Injury Prevention and the New Mexico Brain Injury Advisory Council conducted a comprehensive study of brain damage deaths and hospitalizations. In their 2010 report, the organizations list the top causes of brain injury fatalities in New Mexico as:
- Motor vehicle crashes
Other accidents that can lead to head injuries include medical mistakes, birth injuries, violent assault and construction site accidents. If your loved one was injured or passed away because of a head injury caused by another party, we may be able to help you recover damages.
Automobile Accidents Are A Leading Cause Of TBI
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury and rate second in numbers of TBI deaths in the state. For this reason, New Mexico has implemented several policies over the last few years to prevent serious car crashes — including increased enforcement of seat belt and DWI laws. However, New Mexico statutes only require motorcyclists who are younger than 18 to wear helmets, making motorcycle accidents a common cause of traumatic brain injury.
Terrence Revo negotiates with insurance companies for the compensation you are entitled to after a car, truck or pedestrian accident, and we will recommend taking the case to lawsuit or trial if the insurance company does not offer reasonable and fair compensation.
The Costs Of Living With A Head Injury
In all cases, we consider the astronomical lifetime costs of living with a head injury. These do not just include monetary costs. You may experience cognitive impairment, memory loss, headaches, recreational, social and emotional difficulties, and dysfunction that reduces the quality of your life. We will pursue a damages award that helps you get the medical care you need and improves your chances for recovering functionality.