Long-term consequences of a traumatic brain injury are not always obvious in the weeks and months following a serious car, truck, motorcycle or pedestrian accident. Depending on the area of the brain injured and the severity of the injury, people experiencing traumatic brain injury often suffer from memory loss, chronic headaches, loss of the senses of taste and smell, cognitive impairment, loss of dexterity, and increased risk for certain kinds of neurological disorders. As a result, people suffering from traumatic brain injury often need intense physical therapy, in-home nursing care, various kinds of medical equipment and even surgery. That's why it's important in traumatic brain injury cases to demand compensation proportional to the financial impact of the injuries involved.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.7 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries every year in the United States. Traumatic brain injuries often occur when a victim suffers a violent blow to the head or when a foreign object penetrates his or her skull. The CDC reports that from 2002 through 2006, there were 52,000 deaths each year, on average, attributed to traumatic brain injuries. Those victims that survive the accident face a lifetime of traumatic brain injuries-related disabilities. This includes roughly 5.3 million people in the U.S. alone. Read more at http://www.digitaljournal.com