6 Years After Brain Injury, He Graduates & Wants to Help Others

6 Years After Brain Injury, He Graduates & Wants to Help Others

Cory McFarland was in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in a brain injury, according to a KSL news story. Only 26 years old, McFarland is graduating from college and looking forward to sharing his inspiring story. McFarland was given only a 10 percent chance of surviving by his doctors as a result of the crash. After being in a coma for weeks, McFarland had to relearn tasks most of us take for granted, such as walking and recalling simple words. According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, approximately 5.3 million Americans are living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). If you or someone you know has suffered a TBI, contact a knowledgeable brain injury attorney to review your case.

What is TBI?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex injury that covers a broad range of symptoms and disabilities. The consequences of a TBI can affect all aspects of a victim’s life, as brain injuries do not heal like other injuries. For example, it is not uncommon for debilitating symptoms to appear days or weeks after the injury has occurred. A TBI injury is classified into two categories: mildand severe. A mild TBI may include symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, memory loss, poor attention or concentration, and dizziness or loss of balance, to name a few. A person suffering from a severe TBI may experience cognitive problems including difficulty with memory, sensory processing, attention, language processing, vision, hearing, and tasting issues as well as possible seizures.

By the Numbers

The statistics related to TBIs are startling. According to the Brain Injury Foundation, some facts include:

  • Approximately 52,000 deaths occur each year as a result of TBIs.
  • TBI is the leading cause of death and disability in people ages 1 through 44.
  • Males are twice as likely to suffer from a TBI as females.
  • Thirty percent of soldiers admitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center have been diagnosed with a TBI.

The leading causes of TBIs are falls, motorcycle accidents, being struck by or against something, and assaults.

Charleston Legal Help Available

If you are seeking dedicated brain injury attorneys in South Carolina, callPierce, Herns, Sloan, & Wilson, LLC today. With decades of experience representing the injured, the attorneys and staff will fight diligently to obtain the compensation you deserve.

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