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How Many People Are Affected by Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries affect thousands of people each year, often resulting in permanent disability or death. According to the latest data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention;

  • 2.53 million people were rushed to the ER with TBI
  • 56,800 people died as a result of their injuries
  • 812,000 were children
  • 2,529 children died from their injuries

Who is at Risk for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

The elderly tend to be disproportionately affected by TBIs. According to the latest data;

  • TBIs from falls were the leading cause of death for those 75-years-old and older
  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Children 0-4 years who suffered fatal TBIs were due to homicide
  • Sports, especially when the injured suffers multiple concussions and head injuries
  • Explosions and other combat injuries

When the tissue and nerve cells are damaged, your brain has trouble coordinating your bodily functions, leading to life-altering consequences.

What Are the Symptoms for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

An estimated 775,000 US adults are living with a TBI-related disability. Over the years, studies have linked moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. TBIs are classified as mild, moderate, and severe. Symptoms sometimes take days or weeks to appear. Common symptoms include;

  • Problems with balance
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Disorientation
  • Sensory issues, like ringing ears or blurred vision
  • Irritability
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Memory problems
  • Speech problems

If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, call our aggressive personal injury attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC today.

Russell & Hill Attorneys at Law Are Here for You

When you suffer a traumatic brain injury, the road to recovery can be uncertain. As medical expenses and lost wages pile up, you and your family may be left worrying about what your injuries cost more than on healing. Our Pacific Northwest traumatic brain injury attorneys can help take the financial burden off your shoulders by securing the compensation you deserve, including;

  • Coverage of medical treatment, both present, and future
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Economic damages, like lost wages or loss of future earning potential
  • Possible punitive damages
  • Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other rehabilitation services

Do not let another person’s negligence go unanswered. Call the skilled and experienced attorneys at Russell & Hill today. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.

A major cause of death and disability in the United States is traumatic brain injuries. These injuries have increased by 53% over the last few years. Traumatic brain injuries, TBIs, have catastrophic consequences for the injured and their families.

At Russell & Hill, PLLC our highly skilled attorneys are here to help. We understand the financial, emotional, and physical strain suffering a TBI can have on a family. If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI due to negligence, contact our Washington traumatic brain injury attorneys for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.

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