Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, contributing to approximately 30% of all injury deaths. Whether one suffers from a brain injury due to a workplace accident, car crash, fall, sports-related injury or any situation, the consequences can be devastating and life altering.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. At Henson Fuerst, we want to raise awareness by sharing some important facts about Traumatic Brain Injuries. These injuries are complex, and are caused by a simple bump, blow, or jolt to the head, and can be difficult to diagnose and treat depending on the severity of the injury sustained.
How Widespread is the Problem?
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, head and brain injuries are a major health hazard and have become one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. To get a glimpse of just how widespread this issue is, here are some startling statistics:
- Each day 137 people in the United States die due to a TBI-related injury.
- Approximately 3 million Americans are currently living with disabilities related to TBI.
- Every 13 seconds someone will sustain a TBI.
- A mild TBI is called a concussion.
- At least 5 million children and adults will sustain a TBI every year
- 50,000 people die as a result of a TBI every year.
To learn more about TBIs and this years Brain Injury Awareness Month ,visit the Brain Injury Association of America by clicking here.
If you or a loved one suffered a concussion or traumatic brain injury in any type of accident due to negligence, call Henson Fuerst right away at 919-781-1107. When you call one of our experienced North Carolina Brain Injury attorneys, we will speak with you for FREE and determine the best course of action.
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