More than 1.7 million people suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI) annually
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Sadly, 52,000 die as a result of their injuries, 275,000 people are hospitalized, and nearly five times that number visit emergency departments from their injuries of those 1.7 million people. TBI is the leading cause of death among children and young adults in the U.S. Perhaps one of the most alarming news to come from the CDC report is that the children under the age of four, teens between the ages of 15 and 19, and adults aged 65 and over are most likely to sustain this type of injury. Adults over the age of 74 have the highest rates of hospitalization and death related to TBI.
Personal Injury Claims for Families of a Traumatic Brain Injury
The total direct and indirect costs of TBI for the year 2000 was estimated to be $60 billion. The costs of a single severe brain injury can be several million dollars. It’s important for families to file personal injury claims in the aftermath to cover the costs of treatment alone. Unfortunately, that’s only the beginning. Recovery from TBI may never be complete. Quality of life may never be the same. These are just a few of the additional factors that should be considered when filing personal injury claims with the help of a Phoenix head injury attorney for the family of TBI patients.
Loss of income/inability to maintain pre-injury income
Loss of function
Loss of companionship
Loss of quality of life
Loss of life
There are so many things traumatic brain injuries rob families of and dollar amounts can never replace them, but filing a personal injury claim can help your family begin the healing process and to repair some of the damage the injuries leave behind.
What Constitutes a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury may be caused by bumps, blows, and jolts to the head, as well as penetrating head injuries that disrupt the way the brain normally functions. However, not all of these things result in TBI. Any hit to the head could result in TBI, that’s why it’s so important to seek medical attention immediately after head injuries occur.
Memory issues (new information, memory of injury, or memory of events up to 24 hours prior to accident or injury)
There are other indicators and symptoms, but these are among the most common. Symptom severity varies according to the severity of the TBI. It’s also important to understand that you do not need to have all the symptoms in order to suffer from TBI. You can have TBI without losing consciousness.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
They can be caused by many things, including the following:
For instance, among people ages 20 to 25, the leading cause of TBI related deaths is traffic accidents. Among infants, child abuse is responsible for 64 percent of all head injuries.
How a Friedl Richardson Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help?
Friedl Richardson is a trial ready law firm. We have the experience and legal and medical knowledge in the field of traumatic brain injuries to provide outstanding and passionate legal advocacy on behalf of you and your family in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury. We also offer a free personal injury consultation.
We are the first name you need to know to answer your legal questions about traumatic brain injury in Phoenix and the surrounding area and what it means for your family now and ten years from now. Our traumatic brain injury attorneys can also explain your rights, as victims, according to Arizona law.
Contact us today through email or by phone at 602-553-2220 and let us help you make important decisions about your future and the future of your family as you deal with the devastating repercussions of a traumatic brain injury.
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