The statistics regarding the number of traumatic brain injuries suffered every year in the United States are staggering. Throught the United States, about 1.4 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. Of those:
•50,000 Americans die due to traumatic brain injuries
•235,000 Americans are hospitalized due to traumatic brain injuries
•Approximately 2,685 deaths occur each year to children aged 0 - 14 due to traumatic brain injuries
•37,000 children aged 0 - 14 are hospitalized each year due to traumatic brain injuries
•435,000 children aged 0 - 14 make visits to the emergency room each year for head injuries
Have you or someone you know suffered a traumatic brain injury? If so, contact one of our brain damage attorneys in your area today!
There are many causes for a traumatic brain injury to occur. Statistics show that:
•28% of traumatic brain injuries are caused by a falling accident
•20% of traumatic brain injuries are caused by car accidents
•19% of traumatic brain injuries are caused by struck by/against events
•11% of traumatic brain injuries are caused by assault
In Michigan, over 30% of traumatic brain injuries are related to motor vehicle accidents. Those who suffer a brain injury in a Michigan auto accident or due to a motor vehicle, like a pedestrian or bicyclist, can receive significant benefits under the Michigan No-Fault Insurance Laws. These include lifetime medical benefits, attendant care benefits, home modifications, wage loss, and other benefits.
For a complete understanding of these insurance laws, you should request "The Ultimate Michigan Car Accident Handbook." We'll send it out right away along with other important information on your legal rights after a car accident in Michigan.