Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, contributing to approximately 30% of all injury deaths. Whether one suffers from a brain injury due to a workplace accident, car crash, fall, sports-related injury or any situation, the consequences can be devastating and life altering.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. At Fellows Hymowitz Rice, we want to raise awareness by sharing some important facts about Traumatic Brain Injuries. These injuries are complex, and are caused by a simple bump, blow, or jolt to the head, and can be difficult to diagnose and treat depending on the severity of the injury sustained.
How Widespread is the Problem?
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, head and brain injuries are a major health hazard and have become one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. To get a glimpse of just how widespread this issue is, here are some startling statistics:
- Each day 137 people in the United States die due to a TBI-related injury.
- Approximately 3 million Americans are currently living with disabilities related to TBI.
- Every 13 seconds someone will sustain a TBI.
- A mild TBI is called a concussion.
- At least 5 million children and adults will sustain a TBI every year.
- 50,000 people die as a result of a TBI every year.
- 1 of every 60 people in the United States lives with a TBI-related disability.
To learn more about TBIs and this years Brain Injury Awareness Month ,visit the Brain Injury Association of America by clicking here.
At Fellows Hymowitz Rice, we fight aggressively to protect the rights of people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. If you suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident, you can be confident that Fellows Hymowitz Rice will fight to secure the best possible outcome for your accident claim.
Call Fellows Hymowitz Rice today at 845-639-9300 for a FREE, confidential consultation. When you call, an experienced New York and New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer will investigate every detail of your accident at no cost to you.
At Fellows Hymowitz Rice, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front and we don’t get paid until you do. Call today to learn how we may be able to help.
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