Any blow to the head can cause an injury to the brain – one of the most serious injuries a person could suffer during the course of his or her lifetime. Each year, about 1.7 million people in the United States suffer from a traumatic brain injury. While 52,000 people each year die from a brain injury, many more are destined to suffer long-term disabilities.
Brain Injury Statistics
Injury to the brain can be caused by a variety of factors, including motor vehicle accidents, falls, firearm injuries, sports injuries, and workplace accidents.
- Young adults and elderly individuals are the age groups at the highest risk for a brain injury
- More than 5.3 million people live with disabilities caused by a traumatic brain injury
- The number could actually be higher, as only patients admitted to a hospital for a traumatic brain injury are included in the county of those living with disabilities. Those treated in an emergency room, doctor’s office, or another urgent care or medical setting are not included in those figures
When a person suffers an injury to his or her brain, it can have lasting, devastating consequences. An injury can change the way a person feels, moves, acts, and thinks. It can also severely affect one’s internal functions. Things like regulating body temperature, blood pressure, and excretory functions may become temporarily or permanently affected.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for a traumatic brain injury. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury to the brain due to the negligence of another individual, we know that this can impact their friends and relatives as well. You, or your injured loved one, may be unable to work, leave the house, or perform daily tasks that once were done with ease. You may also have large medical bills.
Your New Mexico Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help
If you, or a loved one, has suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is important to consult with an experience brain injury attorney. In Las Cruces, New Mexico, our attorneys at the Law Office of Samuel I. Kane are here to help you. We have the experience to evaluate the merits of your case and to secure the maximum compensation allowed under the law, to help you to move forward with you life.
For a free initial consultation on your brain injury claim, call our New Mexico office now at (575) 526-5263.