Traumatic Brain Injury
Did you know that 150 Americans die from Traumatic Brain Injuries each day. According to the Centers For Disease Control, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury.
Motor vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of all TBI related hospitalizations and was the leading cause of death for persons 15-24 years of age and the total number of TBI emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths increased by 53% from 2006 to 2014.
Those who survive a TBI can face effects that last a few days, or the rest of their lives. Some long term effects include: Impairments related to thinking or memory, movement, vision, hearing, personality changes or depression. These issues not only affect the individual but also can have lasting effects on their loved ones.
Although motor vehicle crashes are a public health concern in the United States, motor vehicle crash traumatic brain injuries are preventable. Whether you are a driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian, you can take steps to stay safe on the road. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury, give us a call. We’d be honored to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call (770) 629-1383.