Our Boston personal injury lawyers encourage residents to shine light on the issue of Traumatic Brain Injury. March is Brain Injury Prevention Month. Brain injuries can include minor head injuries, skull fractures, concussions and penetrating head wounds like that suffered by Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the failed assassination attempt.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the top causes for traumatic brain injury (TBI) are car accidents, falls, sports-related injuries and violence. Victims of car accidents in Boston and elsewhere are at highest risk of suffering a fatal brain injury, the government reports.
Each year in the United States, an estimated 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury. More than 1.3 million will visit the emergency room, nearly 300,000 will be hospitalized and more than 50,000 will die.
While many think of gunshot wounds and serious car accidents as the primary cause of TBI, the reality is that many youths will suffer mild concussions or other sports injuries in Massachusetts this year.
The Brain Injury Association reports TBI is often “the start of a misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and under-funded neurological disease.”
Brain injuries present a lifelong battle of struggle, care, and rehabilitation. It is estimated that the costs of brain injuries tally more than $48.3 billion annually. The lifetime cost for one TBI patient is estimated at more than $4 million, which can quickly exhaust even the best insurance coverage.
Our Massachusetts brain injury lawyers urge families coping with a brain injury to immediately seek the advice of legal professionals. An experienced Massachusetts brain injury attorney will personally come to your home or hospital room. Do not sign any paperwork. Do not accept any payments. Do not provide any statements to insurance companies. Seeking the advice of an experienced and qualified legal professional is critical to receiving the proper care and helping to ensure the long-term financial well-being of you and your family.
If your family is dealing with a serious head injury in Massachusetts, contact the Massachusetts injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call 877-617-5333 or contact us through the website.