When a person suffers a brain injury, he or she has a lot to cope with. In addition to many different physical effects of an accident that results in brain injury, that person will likely also have to deal with the emotional affects. One such affect is feeling that one is all alone, that one is suddenly very different from everyone else. Statistics show, however, that brain injuries are surprisingly common throughout the United States.
Interestingly, traumatic brain injury accounts for about 30 percent of all injury deaths in the United States. In 2010, about 50,000 deaths were caused by traumatic brain injury – corresponding with about 2.5 million visits to emergency rooms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that, of the deaths caused by traumatic brain injury, about one-third are caused by motor vehicle accidents.
Here in Wilmington, auto accidents are just a fact of life for most people. It is nearly impossible to always stay completely out of harm’s way on local roads. However, the extent of effects caused by a traumatic brain injury do not need to be left to change. It’s crucial for those who have been in accidents to seek medical help right away, especially because the extent of brain damage might not be detectable without prompt medical testing.
An experienced Delaware brain injuries attorney can help an accident victim connect with resources and move forward after injury. The right legal help can also result in compensation for injuries, which can be extremely significant for brain injury victims. Securing an attorney’s help right away after an accident, especially one caused by another’s negligence, can be a proactive and positive step for someone affected by TBI or other brain injuries.
Source: businessinsavannah.com, “Lowry: Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury,” Stephen G Lowry, Oct. 26, 2016