The True Costs and Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries


September 03, 2017

Understanding the True Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) – Georgia TBI Attorney Explains

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) account for a significant number of deaths each year.  Approximately 30% of accident-related deaths are because of traumatic brain injuries, demonstrating that this type of injury is quite prevalent across the United States.  In addition to fatal traumatic brain injuries that take the lives of millions of Americans each year, many traumatic brain injuries result in permanent disability, which is a life-changing situation for both the injured individual as well as his or her loved ones.

The True Costs of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

The CDC determined that in 2010, traumatic brain injuries had a price tag of $76.5 million, as traumatic brain injuries affect not only the injured person and family members, but also the economy and society.  When individuals suffer TBIs, they may no longer have the ability to play a functioning role in society.  For example, a TBI may not be able to work, and therefore not contribute to the economy.  Additionally, a TBI victim may not be able to interact with others in the same way, depending on the severity of the injury, such as the inability to talk, walk, or eat. As such, traumatic brain injuries are a significant problem facing millions of Americans in Georgia and throughout the United States each year.

Key Facts About Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) as Reported by the CDC

While many people may understand just how catastrophic TBIs can be, there are likely some statistics that many people are not aware of.  Such facts, as reported by the CDC, include the following:

  • The leading cause of traumatic brain injuries is a fall, and this number has been increasing for children younger than four, and adults older than 75;
  • More than 30% of traumatic brain injury-related deaths are caused by motor vehicle accidents and other traffic-related incidents; and
  • Individuals over the age of 65 have the greatest number of traumatic brain injury-related deaths and hospitalizations.

The CDC is trying to implement programs to bring public awareness about the severity of TBIs, and how many of these injuries are preventable.  Because there is such a significant cost associated with a TBI, any program that may reduce the incidence of these injuries would make a significant impact on the quality of life for those injured.  Additionally, such programs, if successful, will likely have a positive impact on the economy and society as a whole.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 33 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!

If you have been involved in any type of accident caused by someone else's negligence, contact Montlick & Associates today for your free consultation.  Montlick & Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty-three years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Our personal injury attorney in Georgia have been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast for over thirty-three years.

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat. 

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/severe.html

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333

Category: Personal Injury

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.