(PRWEB) April 22, 2013
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that, while Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can range from mild to severe, nearly 1.7 million Americans suffer one each year and a contributing factor to over 30% of all injury-related deaths in the United States (i). The d’Oliveira & Associates informational graphic relays this information and illustrates how of the 1.7 million TBIs reported each year that 52,000 have resulted in death, 275,000 require hospitalization, 1.4 involved a visit to an emergency room. In total, the inforgraphic cites the CDC in stating that between injured persons, hospitals, and their respective insurance providers, TBIs cost and average of $76.5 billion per year.
The informational graphic elaborates and discloses that males generally suffer more TBIs than females and that the elderly are at a significantly high risk of suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury. It indicates that the breakdown of typical causes of TBIs, as stated by the CDC, is 35% by Slip & Falls, 17% by auto accidents, 17% by collisions, 10% by being struck by an object, and 21% is unknown (ii). The CDC reports that nearly 61% of the TBIs among those over 65 years of age are a result of a slip and fall accident.
d’Oliveira & Associates is proud to release the new informational graphic as it serves as an up-to-date source of information by those investigating these types of injuries and those who may have suffered an injury and are learning about what recourses are available to them.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, then you may want to file a Head or Brain Injury claim as soon as possible. d’Oliveira & Associates has years of experience when it comes to serious brain injury lawsuits, and can provide the legal representation you need for your traumatic brain injury claim.
Please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates, P.C. at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.
For more information regarding head or brain injuries from d’Oliveira & Associates, visit our Head or Brain Injury page at dmlaw.com.