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Startling Statistics From the CDC About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Gwinnett County Brain Injury Attorney Shane Smith Discusses How Prevalent Traumatic Brain Injuries Are

According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 1.7 million people, in Georgia and all across America, suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI) annually. In fact, traumatic brain injuries comprise almost one-third (30.5%) of all fatal deaths in America. It seems that traumatic brain injuries are happening more and more whether it happens from a Gwinnett County auto accident, a Caleb wrongful death claim or veterans returning from overseas deployments.

While traumatic brain injuries can happen to anyone, some groups have been determined to suffer more than others. The extremely young (0 to 4 years old), adolescents and young adults (15 to 19 years old), and senior citizens people aged 65 years and older seem to have a greater propensity to sustain traumatic brain injuries.

When it comes to medical treatments and potential damages recoverable for a Gwinnett County personal injury claim, nearly a half-a-million babies, toddlers and young adolescents visit emergency rooms due for traumatic brain injury treatment. Persons aged 75 years and older require hospitalization for traumatic brain juries even more than the youngest segment of society and also experience the highest frequency of death from TBI. Males are also more prone to suffer a TBI and this gender is also disproportionately impacted within the 0 to 4 year old age range when it comes to ER visits, long-term hospitalization and fatal traumatic brain injuries. When innocent victims of Gwinnett County personal injury incidents suffer traumatic brain injuries, as much a $77 billion is lost due to medical costs and lost productivity because work is missed or injured persons can no longer maintain their level of productivity.

Types of Injuries Sustained From a Traumatic Brain Injury & How If Impacts the Victim

When an innocent victims sustains a traumatic brain injury from a Caleb personal injury incident, there are many signs of a TBI which include:

  • Personality changes
  • Constant headache (may increase in severity)
  • Slurred speech
  • Feeling dizzy

After a person has suffered a TBI, there may be temporary or severe symptoms that one suffers from this injury. These symptoms quite often interfere with personal and work relationships all too often leading to a loss of their job, their livelihood and even their enjoyment of life. Some of the symptoms from a TBI include:

  • Memory problems
  • Agitated mood or changed personality
  • Depression
  • Inability to pronounce words and perform basic daily functions.

As a result of a TBI from a Gwinnett County personal injury incident, you or a family member may have sustained damages from their medical treatment, loss of a job, and future damages due to necessary medical treatment. However, the only way to determine what if you do in fact have a Gwinnett County personal injury claim is to speak with brain injury attorney Shane Smith at the Law Offices of Shane Smith. You will have your individual circumstances evaluated and you will know all of your legal rights during your free consultation. Call (770) 487-8999 to speak with an accident attorney today!


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia