Traumatic Brain Injuries: Statistics and Consequences

Traumatic Brain Injuries are devastating and often affect the least suspecting individuals. They result from a variety of factors, but are commonly associated with falls, motor vehicle accidents, domestic violence incidents, and other types of assaults.

If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if the symptoms are mild or disappear. Once you or your loved ones have sought medical attention, contact Colombo Law to determine your rights to relief. Our attorneys will engage in a thorough review of your claim to determine the most appropriate course of action.

TBI Statistics

Traumatic brain injuries are extremely common in the United States. In fact the statistics are startling:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries affect 1.7 million people each year;
  • 52,000 deaths occur each year as a result of injuries sustained from a traumatic brain injury;
  • Emergency Departments see 1.365 million individuals individuals with traumatic brain injuries;
  • 275,000 people are hospitalized
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries cost the United States 60 billion dollars in one year (2000);

Long Term Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Even the most fortunate individuals who suffer traumatic brain injuries see lasting effects. Because one’s brain controls the body’s ability to function, traumatic brain injuries can have an impact on one’s ability to do anything. TBIs often result in cognitive defects, speech and language impairments, and a change in one’s ability to see hear and smell. Victims often experience seizures, which can follow them for life.

Aside from the physical effects of a traumatic brain injury, there are also emotional impacts that can result. Victims often have trouble controlling their emotions. In children, there is an increased likelihood of becoming more emotional over certain words or actions. TBI victims may also suffer from depression and be withdrawn.

Contact Colombo Law Personal Injury Lawyers

Traumatic brain injuries have a devastating effect on individuals, families, and important relationships. If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence, wrongful conduct, or recklessness of another, you should contact an experienced attorney at Colombo Law for an initial consultation to determine your rights.

Colombo Law firm is located in Morgantown, West Virginia. Our attorneys are highly experienced personal injury lawyers who successfully handle hundreds of personal injury claims each year, obtaining justice and monetary relief for our clients.

Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, as well as Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you have been injured in an accident or incident but are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim, contact Colombo Law today for a risk-free initial consultation to get you or your loved one the assistance that is deserved.

by Colombo Law
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