Brain Injury Effects in Texas

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There are more people living with brain injuries in Texas and around the nation than you may think.

If you are caring for a loved one that has suffered a brain injury, you may think that you are alone in your struggle. However, there are actually millions of people around the nation that are in the same situation you are in. Per statistics from the Texas Brain Injury Alliance:

Brain Injury in Texas

  • 144,000 Texans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year—one every 4 minutes.
  • More than 381,000 Texans live with a disability due to a TBI.
  • More than 5,700 Texas residents are permanently disabled by traumatic brain injury each year.

Brain Injury in the United States

  • CDC brain injury chart that 1.7 million people sustain a brain injury every year.
  • 52,000 die from a brain injury.
  • 275,000 are hospitalized.
  • 365 million, nearly 80% of those suffering from a brain injury, are treated and released from an emergency department.
  • 3 million Americans—a little more than 2% of the U.S. population—currently live with disabilities that result from brain injury.
  • The cost of TBI was $60 billion in 2000.
  • Every 21 seconds an infant, child, teenager, or adult in the U.S. sustains a traumatic brain injury—it means that each day, 4,100 individuals sustain a traumatic brain injury.
  • Fewer than 1 in 20 people with traumatic brain injury will receive the rehabilitation they need.
  • TBI is the leading cause of death and disability among children and young adults.
  • TBI is the 4th leading cause of death overall.
  • TBI results in 1 1/2 times more deaths than AIDS each year.
  • Each year, 275,000 persons are hospitalized with traumatic brain injury and survive.

When a person sustains a traumatic brain injury, the entire family is affected.  Life changes include frequent medical, therapy and rehabilitation appointments, remodeling of a home to accommodate the brain injured individual, as well as loss of employment for not only the injured person but also for those who must assume the role of caregiver.

If a family member, a friend or a co-worker has suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by the negligence of another or because of an unsafe product, the injured person could be entitled to compensation.

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We handle personal injury cases on a “no fee if no recovery” basis, which allows us to represent individuals and families even if they cannot financially afford to pursue their case.

Contact The Callahan Law Firm for a free case evaluation if a family member, a friend or a co-worker has suffered a head injury because of someone else’s negligence or because of an unsafe product.