Every year, up to 1.4 million people in the United States suffer a brain injury, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Brain injuries can be caused by anything from car accidents to sports activities. If you or a loved one has been in an accident and suffered a head injury, such as a severe concussion or brain damage, then you may be entitled to compensation.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) cause a significant number of deaths and permanent
disabilities every year. TBIs are typically caused by a bump or blow to the head or a penetrating head injury that causes a disruption of normal brain function. A TBI can be diagnosed from mild to severe with lasting effects. Direct medical costs and indirect costs, such as lost productivity, due to TBI totals more than 60 Billion dollars. Approximately 1.7 million people sustain a TBI every year. Of these people:
- 52,000 die,
- 275,000 are hospitalized, and
- 365 million, (almost 80 percent) are treated and released from an emergency department.
The leading cause of TBI injury is falling, which is observed most often in young children and the elderly. Motor vehicle and traffic injuries are the leading cause of
TBI-related death. Brain injury cases raise complex legal and medical issues. If you or a loved one has suffered a severe impact to the head you should consider consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.