Traumatic Brain Injury Accidents Impact Entire Families In An Instant
The statistics for traumatic brain injury accidents are startling. Nearly one-third of all injury deaths involve a traumatic brain injury or TBI. Specifically, an estimated 50,000 people die each year in America from a TBI. Such injuries occur when someone sustains a severe blow to the head. A concussion is the mildest form of TBI. But even concussions can cause serious damage, especially if someone repeatedly sustains mild TBIs over several months or years. The result can be neurological and cognitive defects. If someone sustains repeated mild TBIs within a few hours, days or weeks, the results can be catastrophic or even fatal.
But often, all it takes is one severe TBI to dramatically change a person’s life forever. Such severe accidents can cause an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia. Nationwide, more than 5.3 million people are living with a TBI-related disability that requires them to receive help performing daily activities.
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s reckless behavior, contact the Law Offices of John Rapillo, a hard-working, compassionate Orange County TBI lawyer focused on results. Attorney John Rapillo has witnessed how a TBI can dramatically change the lives of an entire family. That’s why he works so hard to make sure they get the compensation they rightfully deserve.
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The leading causes of TBIs are:
- Falls (28%)
- Motor vehicle-traffic crashes (20%)
- Struck by/against events (19%)
- Assaults (11%)
The signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be subtle. Symptoms of a TBI may not appear until days or weeks following the injury or may even be missed as people who look fine even though they may act or feel differently. The following are some common signs and symptoms of a TBI:
- Headaches or neck pain that do not go away
- Difficulty remembering, concentrating, or making decisions
- Slowness in thinking, speaking, acting, or reading
- Getting lost or easily confused
- Feeling tired all of the time, having no energy or motivation
- Mood changes (feeling sad or angry for no reason)
- Changes in sleep patterns (sleeping a lot more or having a hard time sleeping)
- Light-headedness, dizziness, or loss of balance
- Urge to vomit (nausea)
- Increased sensitivity to lights, sounds, or distractions
- Blurred vision or eyes that tire easily
More than 1.7 million people are treated each year in emergency rooms in the U.S. for a traumatic brain injury. And the economic impact of TBIs on America is staggering. Traumatic Brain Injuries cost the country more than $76 billion each year in direct medical costs and indirect costs such as lost productivity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Your family has suffered enough. You shouldn’t have to suffer financially because of someone else’s reckless behavior. Contact Orange County traumatic brain injury lawyer John Rapillo today. Call (800) 814-4771 and schedule a free case evaluation. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help your family get your lives back on track.