According to recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control, over 1.4 million Americans each year experience a brain injury and an astonishing 50,000 of those who are injured will lose their lives. An injury to the brain is one of the most devastating and catastrophic injuries an individual can face and can adversely affect every aspect of a person’s life. (Source: www.cdc.gov)
Brain Injury Statistics: Just the Facts
Traumatic brain injuries occur most often to males. In fact, males are almost two times as likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury
Children ages 0-4 and adolescents ages 15-19 are at the highest risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury
African-Americans have the highest death rate from traumatic brain injury
In 2000, direct and indirect medical costs from traumatic brain injuries totaled an astonishing $60 billion in the United States alone.
The most common brain injury is concussion injury but there are numerous other types of brain injuries more or less severe.
Leading Causes of Brain Injuries
While any trauma to the head can cause a brain injury, the leading causes are:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Sports and Recreational accidents
Blasts from explosions etc.
A traumatic brain injury is any injury to the brain that disrupts functioning. These injuries are usually the result of a traumatic blow or injury to the head and, as a result, can leave the victim with short or long term disabilities depending on the severity.
As a result of these startling statistics, your attorney will need to ensure that adequate compensation is given to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses, and any long-term care that you might need in the future. In addition to obtaining compensation for your injuries, your personal injury attorney can assist you in filing for disability benefits or workman’s compensation if it is appropriate.
If you or someone you love suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of another person’s negligence, it is important to consult with a brain injury attorney to determine if you have reason to file a claim. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 5.3 million Americans have lifelong disabilities as a result of a traumatic brain injury and require long-term care to perform basic activities of daily living. In addition to long-term care, individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury are more likely to develop debilitating brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and epilepsy.
Contact Our Denver Brain Injury Attorneys
The attorneys at The Gold Law Firm have lots of experience dealing with complicated brain injury claims and will do the very best to handle your case properly to achieve maximum compensation. Call us today for a free consultation at (303) 694-4653.