The Top Five Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries in the United States

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs due to a blow, bump, or jolt to the head; in severe cases, it can be a penetrating injury, such as a headshot. However, it is caused by some most common accidents in the United States.

There are three major types of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and they include mild, moderate, or severe. With countless traumatic brain injury-related deaths in the United States over the years, it has affected many people of all ages.

Here are the top five causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the United States.

Five Top Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are often the result of a head injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt, which leads to a disturbance in the brain’s normal function. TBIs are shockingly frequent; in only 2014 alone, there were 2.8 million TBI-related ER visits, hospitalizations, and fatalities in the United States. TBI did have a role in 56,800 deaths that year.

A traumatic brain injury can occur due to the following:  

1. Slip And Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents commonly include broken bones, cuts, and bruises; however, an intense fall can cause serious brain injuries. A traumatic brain injury is one of the most potential consequences of such an accident.

These can cause brain trauma, resulting in changes in the victim’s reasoning, vision, mobility, and concentration issues.

2. Car Accident

According to the CDC fact sheet, more than 64,000 people in the U.S. lost their precious lives because of traumatic brain injuries in 2020. One of the leading causes of TBI is car accidents. If severe, it can cause on-the-spot death. Other severe symptoms include Seizures or tremors, Blurred or double vision, and clear liquids coming out of the ears or nose.

3. Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents have also become the top cause of traumatic brain injuries. It all depends on how severe the injuries are and whether they can be cured. TBI can leave long-lasting effects on the individual, which can be a permanent disability or, in severe cases, lead to death.

4. Medical Malpractice

Brain injuries caused by medical malpractice and negligence can lead to long-lasting side effects that are often unbearable for the victim. The effects of a brain injury severely impact four major areas of an individual’s life. These include intellectual, sensory, feelings, and interaction.

5. Motorcycle Accidents  

Approximately 14.3 percent of motor vehicles cause most traumatic brain injuries. Motorcycle accidents have become an increasingly dangerous means of transport as they pose a greater threat to the motorcyclist rather than a car or truck driver.

Furthermore, TBI can cause permanent alterations like persistent headaches, seizures, and behavioral changes. TBIs can vary depending on their severity, from mild to severe. It all depends on the accident’s intensity, how severely the head was hit, and the medical treatments required to ensure the individual recovers.

Contact an Experienced Accident Lawyer in Nevada

TBI is life-changing. It is best to contact an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney to cope with the emotional/bodily damage and medical expenses caused to you in a car accident because of someone else’s negligence.

The intensity (mild, moderate, or severe) of the traumatic brain injury causes different side effects on the body. Moderate to severe can cause brain trauma, resulting in changes in the victim’s reasoning, vision, mobility, and concentration.

If you’ve recently been an accident victim, you must contact an experienced lawyer who can advise you on your next steps and get you the compensation you deserve. Bourassa Law Group is a committed group of personal injury lawyers in Nevada who are ready to fight for you as and when needed. Call us at (800) 870 – 8910 for a free consultation today!

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