March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Because this is Brain Injury Awareness Month, The Doan Law Firm spends a few minutes with you to discuss some startling facts about traumatic brain injury.
Brain Injury is at Epidemic Levels in United States
One of the most alarming statistics associated with brain injury, including traumatic brain injury, is that brain injuries are at epidemic levels in the United States in this day and age. Brain injuries occur at an alarming rate in the country. At this time, one person suffers some type of brain injury in the country every nine seconds.
In addition to the rate of occurrence of brain injuries, a shocking 5.3 million Americans are living with long-term disability after sustained a traumatic brain injury.
Understanding Brain Injury, Including Traumatic Brain Injury
Sadly, despite the prevalence of brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, there are real gaps in accurate information about these medical conditions. Brain injury generally, and traumatic brain injury specifically is:
- Lacking attention from the media
- Lacking attention from elected officials
This particularly is the case when brain injury, including TBI, is compared and contrasted with other types of chronic disabilities and medical conditions.
Tremendous Traumatic Brain Injury Hospitalizations
The rate of hospitalizations because of traumatic brain injuries is on the increase. Over 223,000 people in the United States are hospitalized in the United States each year as the result of traumatic brain injuries.
Lending some perspective to this large number can be helpful. The rate of traumatic brain injury hospitalization each year in the U.S.A. amounts to a number of people that would fill mammoth SoFi Stadium about 4 times over.
Brain Injury and American Children
Another startling statistic about brain injury (including TBI) in the United States involved children and adolescents. At this time, brain injury is the leading cause of disability and death among children and adolescents in the U.S.A.
Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury can be caused in a number of different ways. With that said, the most commonplace causes of traumatic brain injuries in the United States are:
- TBIs caused by falls – 48 percent
- TBIs caused by being struck by an object – 17 percent
- TBIs caused by motor vehicle accidents – 13 percent
- TBIs with unknown causes – 13 percent
- TBIs caused by assault – 8 percent
Goals of Brain Injury Awareness Month
There are some specific goals associated with Brain Injury Awareness Month. These include:
- Increase the understanding of brain injury, including traumatic brain injury, as a potentially chronic condition
- Reduce the stigma that can be associated with having a brain injury
- Showcase the diversity of demographics of the brain injury community
- Improve care and support for individuals with brain injury
- Improve support for families of people with brain injury
Protect Your Legal Rights with a Doan Law Firm Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of someone else, The Doan Law Firm is here for you. You can connect with an experienced, compassionate traumatic brain injury lawyer at our firm by calling (800) 349-0000. We keep our traumatic brain injury attorney phone line staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including all major holidays.
A nationwide law firm, we can schedule an initial consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer at any one of our 40 offices located from coast to coast across the United States. We can also arrange an initial consultation at your home, the hospital, at a rehabilitation center, or at any other location. A virtual consultation with a Doan Law Firm traumatic brain injury lawyer can be arranged online as well. There is never a charge for an initial consultation with a traumatic brain injury attorney from our firm.
The Doan Law Firm makes an important attorney fee pledge to you. Our firm will never charge an attorney fee unless we win your case for you. Our legal team is committed to fight tirelessly for justice, accountability and the compensation you deserve in your case.