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Brain Injury Awareness Month – A Time to Remember Those Living with Traumatic Brain Injuries

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traumatic brain injuries Traumatic brain injuries are referred to as “catastrophic injuries” because they often have a lifelong impact, not just on the injured victims but also their families. Millions of people live with traumatic brain injuries in the United States. These are people who will feel the effects of their injuries for the rest of the lives. Many deal with issues relating to memory, behavior and functionality. Some need round-the-clock nursing care because they are unable to even perform everyday tasks such as bathing, dressing and eating.

Brain Injury Facts

A traumatic brain injury or a TBI is a blow, jolt or bump to the head. It could also be a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. About 2.4 million people including 475,000 children sustain a brain injury in the United States each year and 5.3 million live with lifelong disabilities as a result of TBI. Brain injuries are most often caused by falls (35 percent), car accidents (17 percent), workplace accidents (16 percent) and assaults (10 percent). Traumatic brain injuries cause a third or 30.5 percent of all injury related deaths in the United States.

Treating Brain Injuries

The Brain Injury Association states that just as people are different and unique, so are brain injuries. For some victims, TBI is just the start of a lifelong “disease process.” They need not only medical treatment but also access to rehabilitation, support groups and programs that can help them improve their quality of life as they cope with a lifelong problem.

The cost of living with a brain injury can be staggering. The average hospital-based acute rehabilitation costs between $850 and $2,500 per day. Most day treatment programs (about 4 hours of therapy) cost about $1,000 a day. Direct medical costs and indirect costs of TBI such as lost productivity add up to about $76.3 billion each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Compensation for Injured Victims

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Our skilled personal injury lawyers have a proven track record of helping injured victims get fair compensation for their losses. One of our clients received a verdict of $43,940,000 in a brain injury case.

Please contact us TOLL FREE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). WE CAN EVEN COME TO YOU. There is no attorneys’ fee unless we recover money for you. We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.

Other TOLL FREE phone numbers for us are:

1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, OR 1-800-LAS-LEYES

Please visit us at: www.WORK4YOULAW.com

Source: Brain Injury Association of America

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