A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex and life-altering condition that can often go unnoticed—but it demands attention, understanding, and medical intervention. Traumatic brain injuries result from an external force impacting the brain, causing varying degrees of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial impairment. Unfortunately, data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that TBIs are on the rise. Below we show traumatic brain injury statistics by year for 2018-2022.

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Quick Facts

  • There were 214,110 TBI-related hospitalizations in 2020 and 69,473 deaths in 2021
  • This represents more than 586 TBI-related hospitalizations and 190 TBI-related deaths per day
  • The above estimates do not include the many TBIs that are only treated in the emergency department, primary care, urgent care, or those that go untreated
  • People 75 years and older had the highest numbers and rates of TBI-related hospitalizations and deaths
  • The above age group accounts for about 32% of TBI-related hospitalizations and 28% of TBI-related deaths

Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics

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Year Traumatic Brain Injury Deaths
2018 60565
2019 60611
2020 64362
2021 69473
2022 70237

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Texas

The Texas division of the Brain Injury Association of America reports that approximately 381,000 Texans live with a TBI-related disability, while 144,000 Texans sustain a TBI each year. That makes Texas the state with the second-highest number of TBIs in the nation.

Legal Implications of a Traumatic Brain Injury

When negligence or misconduct leads to a TBI, legal recourse may be available through a personal injury lawsuit. A knowledgeable traumatic brain injury lawyer can assist victims in pursuing compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and other damages incurred as a result of the injury.

If you or a loved one are the victim of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), contact the Roach Law Firm today. Our experienced traumatic brain injury lawyers will provide you with a free consultation as soon as possible.