Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are any type of temporary or permanent damage to the brain caused by some external force. While milder forms of traumatic brain injuries are treatable and people can fully recover from them, more severe instances of TBI are generally marked by irreversible damage that can affect a person’s ability to speak, think, move and/or live independently. In other words, severe traumatic brain injuries will have a profoundly devastating impact on an individual’s quality of life.
Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries are not uncommon, as millions of Americans sustain TBIs each year. The following traumatic brain injury statistics, which have been put together and presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, highlight the scope of TBIs in the U.S.:
- More than 1.7 million people in the U.S. suffer some type of traumatic brain injury each year, and approximately 3 out of every 4 of these TBIs are milder injuries like concussions.
- Nearly 1 in 3 injury-related fatalities in the U.S. are caused at least in part by a traumatic brain injury.
- Although traumatic brain injuries can affect anyone, those who have the highest risk of suffering from a TBI are small children (i.e., children younger than 4 years old), teenagers between 15 and 19 years old and adults who are older than 65.
- About 30 percent of emergency medical treatment sought for traumatic brain injuries is for children younger than 14 years old.
Contacting the Boulder County Brain Injury Lawyers at the Cederberg Law Firm
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury that may have been caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness, contact the Boulder County brain injury lawyers at the Cederberg Law Firm by calling us at 303-499-0449 or emailing us using the form at the left-hand side of the screen.
For more than 35 years, our esteemed legal professionals have been successful at securing results and compensation for people who have been seriously injured in various types of accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, etc. Having handled countless cases, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the law, as well as the legal experience you need, and we can fiercely defend your rights in any legal setting. In fact, while we are aggressive litigators in court, we are also skilled negotiators outside of court. This makes our trusted lawyers a formidable force that will not back down until you secure the maximum possible compensation for your injuries, expenses and losses.
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. 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.