This month, a number of organizations throughout the U.S. are supporting Brain Injury Awareness Month, hosting various campaigns, fundraisers and events to bring awareness to brain injury issues (and, in some cases, raise money for research and treatment funds).
In support of Brain Injury Awareness Month, in this blog series, we’ll reveal some important TBIs facts you may want to know. If, however, your current focus on pursuing compensation and justice after negligence has caused your (or a loved one’s) brain injury, don’t hesitate to contact a trusted Denver brain injury attorney at the Cederberg Law Firm for experienced help and the highest quality legal services.
Important TBI Facts
Fact 1 – Every 15 or so seconds, someone in the U.S. sustains a new traumatic brain injury.
Put in other terms, this means that, every year in the U.S., between 1.7 million and 2 million people suffer new TBIs, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, the CDC reports that, annually, TBIs result in:
- Nearly 1.4 million emergency room visits
- More than 275,000 hospitalizations
- About 52,000 fatalities.
This makes traumatic brain injuries the third leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S.
Fact 2 – Severe TBIs can have profound impacts on nearly every aspect of people’s lives.
Tragically, when more serious traumatic brain injuries are suffered, the impacts can be far reaching, potentially affecting people’s abilities to:
- Communicate, including both in understanding speech and speaking to others
- Move, as people may no longer be able to control their movements, walk and/or balance after certain TBIs
- Think and/or remember well, as serious TBIs can impact various aspects of people’s cognition and/or memories
- Control moods, which can result in people living with TBIs becoming depressed, experiencing dramatic mood swings, etc.
Here, it’s also crucial to note that:
- The specific area of the brain that suffers the damage will determine the nature and extent of the impacts/resulting impairments.
- Although the effects of severe TBIs can be profound, there are various treatments available, and some recovery may be possible in certain cases.
For some more important TBI facts, be sure to check out the upcoming second and third parts of this blog series – they’ll be posted soon.
Contacting a Denver Brain Injury Lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to any form of negligence, contact a Denver brain injury lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm to find out more about your best options for financial recovery.
At the Cederberg Law Firm P.C., you will not be handed off to a paralegal or assistant. You will receive personal attention and professional service from an experienced lawyer who cares about you and who is dedicated to providing you with superior legal services at every stage of your case.
To meet with us at no cost or obligation to you, call us at 303-499-0449 or email us using the form at the side of the screen. In addition to offering free initial consults and contingency fee options, our lawyers make hospital visits to ensure that you have access to the legal support you need – whenever you need it.