The Numbers Behind Head And Brain Injuries

Based on statistics, every 23 seconds a U.S. citizen sustains a traumatic head injury. The Law Office of Leo B. Dubler, III, LLC, represents victims of brain injuries in Burlington County, Camden County, Atlantic County, Cherry Hill and Atlantic City. Attorney Leo B. Dubler, III, has successfully prevailed and won a multitude of brain injury, traumatic brain injury and head injury cases for clients throughout Southern New Jersey.

The Large Number Of Brain Injury Cases

Each year in the United States, approximately 2 million head injuries occur. Of those injuries:

  • 1.5 million suffer nonfatal injuries not requiring hospitalization
  • 300,000 suffer injuries requiring hospitalization
  • 99,000 sustain injuries resulting in long-term disability
  • 56,000 die as a result of their injuries

What Head Injury Statistics Tell Us

Thousands of New Jersey residents are affected each year:

  • Approximately 9,000 traumatic brain injuries (TBI) resulting in hospitalization or death
  • Approximately 900 of those head injuries are fatal

Brain injuries can result from:

  • Blood vessel defects
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Degenerative disease
  • Trauma

TBIs can range from mild to severe, and a mild head injury may not show symptoms immediately.

The leading causes nationally for brain injuries are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Sports/physical activity
  • Assaults

The leading causes of brain injuries in New Jersey historically are:

  • Vehicle crashes
  • Falls
  • Assaults

Males are more likely to suffer head and brain injuries in both vehicular accidents and falls.

Traumatic Brain Injury Cost Of Care

U.S. estimates show that costs for head and brain injuries are approximately $48.3 billion annually. The lifetime costs for one person surviving a severe TBI can reach $4 million. On average, the medical and nonmedical costs to severe New Jersey head injury survivors are $152,000 to $196,000, including:

  • Home modifications
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Health insurance

Protection Against Head Injuries

Protective helmets have helped reduce brain injury risks in both motorcyclists and bicyclists. Despite popular opinion, helmets do not significantly contribute to neck injuries. Studies indicate that unhelmeted motorcyclists have 65 percent higher acute care costs than helmeted drivers. Measures which may further prevent brain injuries include:

  • Fall prevention among children/seniors
  • Violence-prevention program enhancement
  • Increased child safety seats/seat belt usage
  • DUI/DWI reduction

Burlington County Brain Injury Attorneys

The Law Office of Leo B. Dubler, III, LLC, provides valuable legal advice to head and brain injury clients in Burlington County, Camden County, Atlantic County, Cherry Hill and Atlantic City. Contact us today via this contact form to schedule a consultation. To speak to an experienced lawyer, contact our office by calling 856-437-4913.