Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are far too common these days. There are many ways you can sustain a TBI which include things like getting into a New Haven auto accident, slipping and falling on the ice or a sidewalk, at work, and in many other ways. These types of injuries can be serious and are often life threatening. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) traumatic brain injuries lead to over 150 deaths per DAY. This is a staggering number.
Unfortunately this number is not going down either, in fact it is going up and fast. According to a study conducted by the CDC, brain injuries leading to hospitalization and even deaths increased between 2006 and 2014 by 53%. This number resulted in 2.87 million emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths in 2014 only. Of those 2.87 million cases, nearly 900,000 were in children.
This type of injury can occur from doing many different activities, but it should not be ignored. Anytime your head or neck are involved in an incident you should be seen immediately to ensure that there will be no lingering effects on your long-term health. Anyone who is affected by a TBI should be seen immediately and especially children who are particularly susceptible to serious long-term injury or worse.
If you suspect you’ve experienced a TBI you should be seen by a medical professional immediately so your situation can be assessed. In these types of cases it is better to be safe then sorry.
Whether you were in a New Haven auto accident, experienced an injury due to a slip and fall or some type of injury at work, you may need an experienced attorney to review your case. Contact our office immediately.