For the last 30 years, the Brain Injury Association of America has designated March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. Each year they lead the way by working to educate the public on brain injuries and the people living with them. This year, they are rolling out the ‘Change Your Mind’ brain injury awareness campaign,and its primary goal is to educate the public about traumatic brain injuries, all while de-stigmatizing the injury and empowering those living with the injury.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 1.7 million people suffer from a traumatic brain injury each and every single year. While the majority of those injuries are mild TBIs, also known as concussions, 52,000 people lose their lives from a brain injury each year. This makes traumatic brain injuries a significant factor in a third of all injury related deaths.
Any traumatic event or blow to the head can result in a brain injury. Yet, the most common accidents that cause TBIs are:
While falls may account for the majority of traumatic brain injuries, motor vehicle accidents actually account for the greatest number of TBI-related deaths.
It is estimated that a severe head injury will cost accident victims and their families more than $3 million over the course of their lifetime. For a moderate head injury, accident victims and their families will need over $1 million. Living with a brain injury will require money for hospitalizations, long-term care, rehabilitation, and medical equipment. Some of the most common types of expenses TBI patients may incur, include:
TBI patients will also find it difficult to continue working, supporting their families and enjoying their lifestyles. As a result, it is important to seek legal help immediately. Your attorney can fight aggressively to ensure that you receive the money you need to rebuild your life and provide for the future.
If you or someone you love has sustained a brain injury in an accident, we can help. Our compassionate and experienced Fort Collins injury lawyers have the experience and resources needed to tackle even the most complex injury case. Call the Fowler Law Firm today at (970) 232-3322 to find out how we can use our legal experience to help you recover maximum compensation.