According to statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 1.7 million people who suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the United States.
Brain injuries can range from mild–such as a concussion–to severe and the effects that victims experience can widely vary. For example, the CDC reports that more than 1.3 million TBI victims are treated in the emergency room and later released while about 275,000 must remain in the hospital for extended treatment. Tragically, about 52,000 victims do not survive their brain injuries.
One thing that all brain injury victims have in common is that they require medical attention and often sustain extensive losses. Fortunately, if another party was at fault for your brain injury, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses.
If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI, do not hesitate to discuss your rights with a skilled South Carolina brain injury lawyer today.