Brain Injuries: A Look at the Facts and Statistics (Pt. 1)
November 30, 2014
In light of our recent blog post regarding Tracy Morgan’s serious brain injury caused by a truck accident, we thought it would be a good time to take a closer look at some of the facts and statistics regarding brain injuries in the U.S.
So, in this two-part blog series, we will present some brain injury statistics, which have been compiled by various reputable agencies and organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Brain Trauma Foundation.
If you have recently been diagnosed with a brain injury that may have been caused by any type of traffic accident, don’t hesitate to contact Beaverton Attorney Linda Weimar. She is experienced at pursuing financial recovery for people who have sustained any injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents caused by negligence.
A Definition of Traumatic Brain Injury
Before we jump into the numbers regarding brain injuries in the U.S., it’s first important to define what traumatic brain injury – or TBI – is. TBI is damage to the brain that is caused by some outside force or trauma, rather than a disease or genetic causes.
Brain Injuries: The Incidence
- Every year in the U.S., roughly 1.6 million people sustain a new traumatic brain injury.
- Among people who are younger than 44 years (including children), brain injuries are the number one cause of death and disability.
- Every year in the U.S., about 52,000 people die as a result of severe traumatic brain injuries.
- Males are approximately two times more likely to sustain traumatic brain injuries than females.
We will pick this discussion about traumatic brain injuries back up in a second part of this blog series that will be posted in early December. Be sure to check it out!
Beaverton Brain Injury Attorney at the Weimar Law Offices
If you have suffered any type of brain injury in a traffic accident, Beaverton Attorney Linda Weimar is ready to aggressively advocate your rights both inside and outside of the courtroom. Since 1997, Attorney Linda Weimar has been dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to injured people and to holding negligent parties accountable for their careless and reckless behaviors.
At the Weimar Law Offices, our commitment to getting the best possible results and the highest possible compensation for each of our clients is backed up by our proven record of success. When injured people choose to work with Beaverton Lawyer Linda Weimar, they can rest assured that their important legal matters will be handled by an experienced, dedicated and skilled professional who will do what it takes to obtain the best possible resolution to their case in the most efficient manner possible.
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We are ready to talk about your rights and get your case started at no upfront cost. To get professional legal advice during a free initial consult, call us at (503) 640-5000 or email us using the Contact form on this page.
From our offices in Beaverton, Attorney Linda Weimar represents people with various types of personal injury claims throughout Washington County, including in West Side and Hillsboro.