The Mobile, Alabama, injury attorneys at Long & Long understand the far-reaching impacts traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have on victims and their families. That’s why we recognize Brain Injury Awareness Month, which is sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) in an effort to increase public awareness of brain injury prevention, treatment and research. Approximately 1.7 million Americans suffer TBIs each year, according to the BIAA. More than 50,000 of these brain injuries are ultimately fatal, and tens of thousands more result in disability and the need for long-term medical care. Motor vehicle accidents are responsible for about 17 percent of all TBIs, according to figures from the BIAA. Brain injuries are especially frequent in:
Job accidents also contribute to thousands of brain injuries annually. According to BIAA statistics, workplace accidents are responsible for about 16 percent of all TBIs each year. Because the costs associated with brain injuries can be overwhelming, it is advisable to discuss your circumstances with an experienced injury lawyer if you or a family member sustains a TBI due to the negligence of another. If you or a loved one suffered a TBI that may have been the result of another’s carelessness, please contact Long & Long for your free case consultation. Our accomplished attorneys are proud to help brain injury victims and their families from the greater Mobile area and throughout Alabama.