What You Need to Know About Brain Injuries
Jun 2, 2021 - Personal Injury
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury that affects how the brain works. It may be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a penetrating injury, such as a gunshot to the head. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are three main types of TBI:
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, let an Allentown traumatic brain injury lawyer at Drake, Hileman & Davis help. We understand the trauma you’re going through and will help you hold the responsible parties accountable.
How Serious Are TBIs?
According to the CDC, there were about 61,000 TBI-related deaths in the U.S. in 2019, or about 166 TBI-related deaths every day. TBIs affect the lives of people of all ages. Anyone can experience a TBI, but data suggests that some groups, such as minorities, service members, homeless people, and prisoners, are at greater risk of dying from a TBI or experiencing long-term health problems after the injury.
What Causes TBIs?
TBIs may be the result of many kinds of accidents or purposeful acts. However, people most commonly get TBIs from motor vehicle crashes, falls, assaults, and firearm-related injuries. Research shows that falls lead to nearly half of TBI-related hospitalizations and that firearm-related suicide is the most common cause of TBI-related deaths in the U.S.
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If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, be sure they receive adequate care and contact us online for your free consultation. We’ll handle the claim so that you can focus on the recovery.