According to the Brain Injury Association of America, 1.7 million people will suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States each year. The majority will be treated at the ER and released. But approximately 52,000 will die, and another 275,000 will be hospitalized as a result of a TBI. It is estimated that 3.1 million individuals live with chronic, life-long neurological disabilities resulting from a TBI.
What is a TBI? The National Institute of Health defines it as ” a form of acquired brain injury, (occurring) when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.”
How and where do TBIs occur? Falls, car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents account for a majority of all TBIs. Construction, workplace and industrial accidents also are responsible for many head, neck and brain injuries as well.
An accident victim who survives a TBI may face life-long neurological conditions, including mental disturbances and deficiencies effecting speech, attention, hearing and vision. The accident victim and her family may experience enormous emotional and financial difficulties. The experienced, compassionate lawyers at the Law Offices of Henry Hanflik understand the impact of these burdens and can help you and your family face a difficult future. If you, a friend or loved one suffers from a TBI, call us now for a free consultation at (810) 720-4000 or (888) 905-4632.