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March 12, 2019

You can never plan enough for a tragedy. Even the most prepared families can face losses that can truly be devastating. For families and loved ones that suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury due to an unforeseen accident the costs can be just as difficult as the recovery from the physical injury. This horrible injury can occur in many different settings: during a motor vehicle collision; when someone sustains a brain injury due to becoming injured due to defectively maintained premises; or as a result of any other type of wrongful conduct by another, which causes the harms and losses to the innocent party.

As reported by the CDC:

“Each year, TBIs contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. In fact, TBI is a contributing factor to a third (30%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States. In 2010, approximately 2.5 million people sustained a traumatic brain injury.  Individuals with more severe injuries are more likely to require hospitalization.”

“Changes in the rates of TBI-related hospitalizations vary depending on age.  For persons 44 years of age and younger, TBI-related hospitalizations decreased between the periods of 2001–2002 and 2009–2010.  However, rates for age groups 45–64 years of age and 65 years and older increased between these time periods.  Rates in persons 45–64 years of age increased almost 25% from 60.1 to 79.4 per 100,000.  The rates of TBI-related hospitalizations in persons 65 years of age and older increased more than 50%, from 191.5 to 294.0 per 100,000 during the same period, largely due to a substantial increase (39%) between 2007–2008 and 2009–2010.  In contrast, rates of TBI-related hospitalizations in youth 5–14 years of age fell from 54.5 to 23.1 per 100,000, decreasing by more than 50% during this period.

“A severe TBI not only impacts the life of an individual and their family, but it also has a large societal and economic toll. The estimated economic cost of TBI in 2010, including direct and indirect medical costs, is estimated to be approximately $76.5 billion. Additionally, the cost of fatal TBIs and TBIs requiring hospitalization, many of which are severe, account for approximately 90% of the total TBI medical costs.

Read more about TBI at https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/severe.html

The Tindall Law Firm, LLC, is very experienced at providing representation to TBI victims and their families in Connecticut. We have successfully resolved many of these cases and are familiar with all the details that go with handling these traumatic cases properly. We seek compensation for the TBI injury itself, any permanent impairments, medical bills, lost wages, loss of life’s activities, pain and suffering, and other associated losses and damages that the TBI victim suffers. If the wrongful conduct of another party caused your injury, speak with our experienced lawyer today. For a free consultation with a Waterbury brain injury attorney, please call 203.755.0018 or contact us online.

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