Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the major causes of accidental death and disability in the United States. Causes of TBI can include falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries and violence.
Because brain injuries are so devastating, there is a great effort in creating technologies to prevent and protect from these injuries. Seat belts, motorcycle and bicycle helmets are an example of technologies that have reduced the incidence of severe injury.
Causes of TBI
- Falls account to more than 35% of TBI injuries. Falls account for half of the injuries in children under the age of 14 and are the leading cause of brain injuries in older adults.
- Motor vehicle accidents – 17% of all TBIs are caused by motor vehicle accidents and this is the leading cause of TBI-related deaths.
- Struck by/against events — Getting hit in the head or colliding with a fixed object accounts for 16.5% of all TBI injuries.
- Assault and domestic violence/child abuse — 10% of TBIs in the general population are caused by assault. War-related injuries are not included in this figure.
- Bicycle accidents – account for 3% of accidental brain injuries..
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We have more than 30 years experience in representing brain injury victims and their families. Brain injury litigation is complex and requires attorneys who are experienced in the medical and legal issues involved. With our help, you may recover compensation for your injuries.