Each year over 1.5 million people suffer from a brain injury in the United States, alone. To put that into some perspective, that is more than 6 times the number of people who will be diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, suffer a spinal cord injury, contract HIV/AIDS, and be diagnosed with breast cancer, combined. It is estimated there are more than 5 million Americans currently living with the effects of a brain injury who require some sort of assistance in their day to day lives. And brain injuries are known to be responsible for over 50,000 deaths in the United States each year.
Suffering a brain injury can be traumatic enough. Having to wade through hospital bills, treatment plans, finding the right doctor, and wondering if someone is responsible for your injury all by yourself is never a good idea. It helps to have the right information and a trusted and experienced advocate at your side.
In order to help you and your family InjuryBoard.com has put together a series of articles about Head and Brain Injuries.
First we have put together an article with the major causes of brain injuries and how you can help to prevent them. Next we have compiled information on the major types of brain injuries and what kinds of accidents cause them. Then we look a little more in depth at those types of brain injuries and what you should know about their cause, treatment, and the legal process.
The information in this Help Center has been arranged into the following sections:
In each of these articles you will find expert analysis, key strategies, and bottom line advice to help you stay safe and navigate through the challenging process from the scene of the accident all the way to a successful resolution of all the issues that come from even a minor brain injury.