Trauma injury can impact someone’s life forever. Most of us don’t think about trauma care, and don’t think that a trauma injury can happen to someone that we love, but it can happen to anyone unexpectedly.
In most instances, trauma injury can be preventable.
According to the American College of Surgeons (ACS), a trauma occurs every four seconds in the United States. From a horrific car accident or fall, traumatic injury remains the leading cause of death and disability for Americans under the age of 44. Since traumatic injury can kill or disable the young during what could be considered the most productive years of life, it is estimated that the costs to society are approximately $133 billion annually. Ensuring the trauma victims get the appropriate level of care as quickly as possible is paramount to their survival and recovery.ResourcesTrauma Survivors NetworkDepartment of Social ServicesBrain Injury ResourcesUS Department of Health and Human ServicesAn Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Resource CollectionSocial Security Disability Benefits