According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) accounted for around 30% of all injury-related deaths in the U.S. every year. In 2014 alone, TBIs resulted in 2.5 million emergency room visits, nearly 300,000 hospitalizations, and nearly 57,000 deaths.
The brain is an extremely sensitive and vulnerable organ. TBIs have become much more common over the past century as more and more people drive or ride in vehicles on a daily basis. Even with safety features such as seat belts and airbags, vehicle occupants are still at high risk of TBIs during crashes. In addition, elderly adults are also at high risk of TBIs due to slips and falls.
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons says that around 13.5 million people live with TBI-related disabilities in the U.S. alone, and around 150 people die every day as a result of injuries that cause TBIs. Unfortunately, TBIs are increasing—there was a 53% increase in the number of TBI-related ER visits, hospitalizations, and deaths from 2006 to 2014.
At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke traumatic brain injury lawyers have helped many victims whose lives have been forever changed by TBIs. We know the challenges that they face, including physical, emotional, cognitive, and financial. It’s our goal to help them get the money they deserve, especially when someone else’s negligence resulted in their injuries.
If you or someone you love suffered a TBI, we want to speak with you. We’ll work hard to prove the injury wasn’t your fault, determine exactly how much money you’re owed, and fight to get you paid. Contact us today for a free consultation.