According the CDC, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. A TBI is the result of a physical incident that causes a disruption to brain function. This disruption can be mild and temporary, or severe and have long standing effects.
There are over 2.5 million cases of TBI a year in the United States, including those that are mild, severe, and even fatal.
- Falls: Over 40% of TBIs are from falls. Falls in the workplace are especially common for adults under retirement age. Adults 65 years old and over are the leading age group with TBIs as the result of a fall
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: Young, inexperienced drivers are especially at risk for TBI due to a car accident. Car accidents account for around 20-25% of TBIs in the United States. The chances that a TBI will be severe rather than mild greatly increase when it is the result of a motor vehicle accident. TBIs are tremendously more likely to be fatal when it is the result of a car accident.
- Struck by or Against: This occurs when on object or person strikes the head unintentionally, or the head strikes a person or object unintentionally. These are common in the workplace as well, an example is if a piece of machinery malfunctions and strikes the head, or is someone strikes their head against a low hanging pipe.
Have you or a loved one been in an accident and need legal counsel? Call me today at 877.944.4373 and we can discuss your situation. In cases of clear wrong doing, I am prepared to fight for you and “I’ll Make Them Pay!®”