A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an insult to the brain caused by an external physical force with or without skull fracture that may produce a diminished or altered level of consciousness. On an annual basis in the United States, approximately 1.5 million people will sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in the United States, 50,000 people will die annually as a result of TBI. Men are about 1.5 times as likely as women to sustain a TBI. Annually, TBI causes long-term disabilities in 80,000 people. Concussion, coma, or even death can result from a TBI. Falls (28%), vehicle accidents and crashes (20%), and assaults (11%) are the most common causes of traumatic brain injury.
- Types of brain injury
- Levels of brain injury
- Sequelae/Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury
- Diagnostic tests
- Pediatric head injury considerations
- Brain injury links and resources
TBI can cause severe and life altering injuries. Through our experience in representing TBI victims, we understand how your injury may impair your ability to work and earn wages, may affect your relationships with family members, and may restrict your ability to perform activities of daily living. You may be able to recover damages for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and disability. Loss of consortium damages may be available to the spouse of an injured person, including the value of lost services and the loss of companionship provided by the injured person.
If you would like to discuss a potential claim involving a brain injury, please contact us online or call us at 312-782-4545 for a free consultation.