According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 1.7 million Americans suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year. TBI is a contributing factor to a third of all injury-related deaths in the United States. Around 60 billion dollars per year are spent on medical expenses and indirect, non-medical costs related to TBI. A TBI can be caused by bumping your head in a fall, car accidents, recreational activities, or sports-work related incidents. Any manner of trauma to the head and neck can result in bleeding, tearing, bruising, and/or swelling of the brain.
The emotional, physical, and financial ramifications that a TBI victim and their families face are far-reaching and, often times, long-term. Ray & Heatherman Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers have extensive experience with TBI victims, going the distance for each and every client.
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- Brain injuries are most often caused by motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries, or simple falls on the playground, at work or in the home.
- At least 5.3 million Americans currently live with disabilities resulting from TBI.
- Children aged 0 to 4 years, older adolescents aged 15 to 19 years, and adults aged 65 years and older are most likely to sustain a TBI.
- Almost half a million (473,947) emergency department visits for TBI are made annually by children aged 0 to 14 years.
- Adults aged 75 years and older have the highest rates of TBI-related hospitalization and death.
- Direct medical costs and indirect costs from TBI, such as lost productivity, totaled an estimated $76.5 billion in the United States in 2000.