Brain Injury Statistics

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, approximately 1.7 million people across the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury. Out of these, 52,000 result in death, while 235,000 people have to be hospitalized for treatment. Traumatic brain injury in fact contributes to approximately 30% of all injury-related fatalities across the country.

Most brain injuries, fortunately, are minor brain injuries, like concussions. In fact, approximately 75% of brain injuries fall in this category.

However, when injuries are more severe, they can result in billions of dollars in healthcare costs. Some people are much more susceptible to brain injury than others. For instance, children between the ages of 5 and 19 may be at a high risk of a brain injury. Senior citizens are also at a high risk, and among seniors, the risk of injury is exacerbated because of their susceptibility to fall accidents. Seniors may suffer from age-related impairments, like loss of balance and coordination, and failing eyesight that raises their risk of suffering a brain injury. Seniors above the age of 65 must be extra careful about preventing a brain injury.

As many as half a million of all emergency room visits for treatment of traumatic brain injury every year involve children between the ages of 1 and 14. Males are much more likely to suffer a brain injury than females, and slip and fall accidents, and motor vehicle accidents are the top two causes of traumatic brain injury in the country.

If you have suffered a brain injury, it is important to discuss your case with a Denver brain injury attorney, and identify all parties that may be liable in your claim. You may recover damages for medical expenses, lost income and diminished earnings. Schedule a consultation with a Denver brain injury attorney today and discuss your case.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.