Approximately 1.7 million people in America have a traumatic brain injury each year. Fifty thousand people die each year due to a brain injury. In many cases, brain injuries are caused by a negligence. There are many things that can lead to a brain injury.
Falls are the main cause of brain injuries. In fact, falls are the cause of 35 percent of brain injuries. The elderly and children are more likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury than any other age groups. In fact, half of children who are under the age of 14 who have a brain injury have suffered a fall. Eighty percent of senior adults who have a brain injury have suffered a fall.
The second-leading cause of TBIs in people of all ages is car accidents. Traffic accidents are also the top cause of brain injury death. A brain injury can occur if the head is suddenly jerked during an accident. It can also occur as the result of a direct blow to the head.
Contact sports such as boxing, football and hockey put people at risk for suffering a traumatic brain injury. However, it is important to note that a head injury can happen during sports that do not require contact such as basketball and baseball.
Assault is another common cause of traumatic brain injuries. Assault is the cause of 10 percent of the brain injuries. Children and the elderly are the least likely to be assaulted and suffer a brain injury as a result of it. Only 2.9 percent of children suffer a brain injury as the result of an assault. One percent of senior adults suffer a brain injury as the result of an assault.
A brain injury can cause a wide range of symptoms. Many people are able to completely recover after a traumatic brain injury. Others are left with permanent disabilities and can no longer live a normal life. The effects that a traumatic brain injury has on a person and their family can be devastating.
You will need to contact Banafshe Law Firm if you or one of your loved ones have suffered a brain injury. You may be able to get compensation for your injuries. Your attorney will go over your case and find out whether negligence contributed to the accident. Your attorney can inform you of all of the rights that you have.