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By Renee Nordstrand on October 7, 2009

According to the Brain Injury Association of America, there are 1.4 million cases of traumatic brain injuries that are reported annually in the United States.  As an additionally large number of cases go unreported or untreated, the number of people suffering from brain injuries in the U.S. could be even higher.

The leading cause of traumatic brain injuries is falls, at 28%. Motor vehicle crashes are second on the list, accounting for 20% of all traumatic brain injuries.

Suffering from traumatic brain injuries can affect one’s language and communication skills, emotional behaviors, sensory perceptions, and ability to process information.  It has also been correlated with increased risk for Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

At Law Office of Renee J. Nordstrand, we have successfully handled cases involving traumatic brain injury and understand how to approach these life-changing situations with compassion and persistence from a legal, medical, and practical real-life standpoint.