March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, an effort from the Brain Injury Association of America to educate the public about traumatic brain injury and to encourage additional funding for research into treatment modalities that offer hope to the victims of these debilitating injuries.
According to the CDC, there are around 1.5 million traumatic brain injuries in the United States every year. Of these, approximately 61,000 are fatal. Most at risk are the elderly, but children under the age of 17 are frequent victims as well. No matter the age of the victim, however, brain injury can have lifelong consequences and prove impossible to recover from. If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI in an accident, get in touch for a free case review to learn more about your rights.
Leading Causes of Brain Injury
Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury. Accounting for nearly half of these injuries, slip and fall accidents may also result in spinal cord injury, broken or fractured bones, and other serious consequences. When a brain injury results from an accident on someone else’s property, victims are often entitled to seek compensation through a premises liability lawsuit.
In addition to slip and fall accidents, top causes of TBI include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Workplace and construction accidents
- Sports-related accidents
While all traumatic brain injuries increase the risk of death, self-inflicted wounds from firearms are the leading cause of TBI-related deaths in the United States.
Do You Need Help?
When you sustain a brain injury, you may face years of rehabilitation, require home modifications and round-the-clock assistance, and even still, recovery is never a guarantee. In fact, in some cases of TBI, recovery is impossible.
When you choose the Maurer Law Firm for representation, we will evaluate the ways your injury has impacted all aspects of your life, along with ways it may continue to impact your health, happiness, and abilities in the years to come. This allows us to seek more comprehensive compensation that can help provide a lifetime of support.
Please call us at 845-896-5295 to schedule your complimentary consultation at our Fishkill office.