According to the CDC ( http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/tbi.htm ):
A (TBI) traumatic brain injury is caused by trauma, including penetrating the head, a blow to the head, or a jolt to the head. Some jolts may cause TBI, some may not. If someone does suffer a TBI, it can range from mild to severe.
About 1.4 million people incur a TBI each year. 50,000 die, 235,000 require hospitalization, 1.1 million visit an ER and are released.
Children under 14 years of age incur 2685 deaths each year, 37,000 hospitalizations per year, and 435,000 ER visits.
There are no estimates on the number of people who receive a TBI each year and don't get medical treatment.
The CDC claims that about 5.3 million people in the USA have long-term/lifelong needs for assistance in daily life resulting from traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
TBI can have varying effects on people. These can include emotions, thinking, language, sensations.
Epilepsy can be triggered/caused by TBI. It increases the risk for Alzheimer's, Parkinsons, and other age related brain abnormalities.
Out of all TBI's, about 75% are mild (concussions or other mild TBI).
If a persons suffers mild TBI's repeatedly, the can cause cognitive and/or neurological problems. If they occur in fast succession (several in a month), they can be fatal or catastrophic.
Most TBI are caused by falls, automobile accidents, striking objects/struck by object, and assaults. These make up about 78% of all TBI's.
We represent people in the Dallas, North Texas area, who have been victims of negligence that has caused TBI (brain injuries).
Brain injuries can change a life permanently, and in a severe way. We know that the goals are usually to ensure that medical bills are covered, to alleviate suffering due to financial loss, and to take action against the appropriate insurance companies to make sure the injury is covered. We will discuss your case with you and help you to make sure your needs are handled in a way that is fast and appropriate.
If you are suffering due to a brain injury to yourself or someone you love, contact us online or call (972) 599-4100 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your case.
Damages Often Recoverable in Personal Injury Cases Include the Following:
Past and future medical bills, past and future lost earning capacity, past and future lost income, past and future physical impairment, past and future disfigurement, past and future mental anguish, past and future pain and suffering, property damage, loss of use of your property - such as rental car bills, storage, total loss of property, diminished value of property, loss of body member (arm, leg, . . .), loss of body capacity (hearing, eyesight, . . . ), loss of consortium (spouse, parental, child/filial), loss of services, emotional/mental trauma (bystander injury), prenatal injury, exemplary damages, prejudgment interest, attorney's fees, and court costs.
Personal Injury Areas We Help With Are:
Auto Accident and Injury Cases, Personal Injury Cases, 18 Wheeler & Commercial Vehicle Injury Accident Cases, Motorcycle Accident and Injury Cases, Wrongful Death Cases, Pedestrian Injured by Automobile Cases, Slip and Fall & Premises Cases, Workplace & Constructions Injury Cases, Dog Bite Injury Cases, Bicyclers Hit by Automobile Cases .
Types of Coverage in Automobile Injury Cases:
By Doug Goyen, email@example.com