Over 1.4 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. Of those, 50,000 die and over 200,000 need hospitalization and/or brain injury treatment, and many experience altered or lost functional ability.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that, in the United States, there are currently 5.3 million individuals suffering from a traumatic brain injury that will have life-long effects. The emotional distress, physical challenges and financial burdens that these victims and their families face are beyond what they ever could have predicted.
Possible causes of a traumatic brain injury are everywhere. One cannot predict or plan for a life changing event such as a traumatic brain injury. Furthermore, many individuals do not have the resources that it would take to make normal life possible after a brain injury.
If you believe that you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury due to negligence or misconduct of another, you should seek the aid of knowledgeable counsel. Ross Downs would appreciate the opportunity to be a resource for you.