March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, contributing to approximately 30% of all injury deaths. Whether one suffers from a brain injury due to a workplace accident, car crash, fall, sports-related injury or any situation, the consequences can be devastating and life altering.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. At Gauthier Amedee, we want to raise awareness by sharing some important facts about Traumatic Brain Injuries. These injuries are complex, and are caused by a simple bump, blow, or jolt to the head, and can be difficult to diagnose and treat depending on the severity of the injury sustained.
How Widespread is the Problem?
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, head and brain injuries are a major health hazard and have become one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. To get a glimpse of just how widespread this issue is, here are some startling statistics:
- Each day 137 people in the United States die due to a TBI-related injury.
- Approximately 3 million Americans are currently living with disabilities related to TBI.
- Every 13 seconds someone will sustain a TBI.
- A mild TBI is called a concussion.
- At least 5 million children and adults will sustain a TBI every year
- 50,000 people die as a result of a TBI every year.
To learn more about TBIs and this years Brain Injury Awareness Month ,visit the Brain Injury Association of America by clicking here.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or permanent disability as a result of a TBI that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Gauthier Amedee today at 225-647-1700 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case evaluation.
When you call, one of our experienced Louisiana Brain Injury lawyers we will review your case absolutely FREE and help provide the answers you seek. Our legal team will examine every detail of your case and provide the aggressive, compassionate and dedicated representation you need to secure the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering and more.
At Gauthier Amedee, you never have to pay any attorney’s fee up front. In fact, we only get paid after you do. And if there is no recovery, there is no attorney’s fee. It’s that simple. We’re here to work hard for you and to make sure that your rights are fully protected.
Don’t delay. Get the help you need today with Gauthier Amedee.
March 9th, 2017