Brain Injuries: A Look at the Facts and Statistics (Pt. 2)
December 10, 2014
Resuming Brain Injuries: A Look at the Facts and Statistics (Pt. 1), below we will continue our discussion regarding brain injuries in the U.S.
While the first part of this blog series defined what traumatic brain injuries are and the incidence at which they occur in the U.S., here, we will highlight the causes and prognosis of brain injuries.
Brain Injuries: The Causes
Although falling is the number one cause of brain injuries in the U.S. (causing more than 40 percent of all TBIs in the U.S.), motor vehicle accidents reportedly cause between 16 and 20 percent of all traumatic brain injuries in the U.S.
- Motor vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of fatal brain injuries, causing nearly 30 percent of all deadly TBIs in the U.S. each year.
- Among people between the ages of 5 and 24 years old, motor vehicle accidents are the number cause of traumatic brain injuries.
- Other common causes of traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. include assault, combat and being hit or struck by objects.
Brain Injuries: The Prognosis
Brain injuries are, by their very nature, complicated, as the prognosis for brain injuries will depend on the area(s) of the brain impacted, as well as the level of damage done. What this ends up meaning for the people with brain injuries is that:
- They could end up with impairments that limit their mobility, cognition, abilities to communicate, sleep, etc.
- It can take months or longer before the severity of and prognosis for brain injuries is fully determined.
- Once a complete diagnosis has been made, treatments can include any number of different types of medical care, including (but not limited to) surgery, speech and occupational therapies, etc.
After Brain Injuries Caused by Traffic Accidents: The Journey Towards Recovery
The bottom line is that, after traffic accidents cause brain injuries, injured people will need to focus on their physical, cognitive and psychological recovery. When negligence has contributed to the collisions that caused brain injuries, injured people can turn to Beaverton Lawyer Linda Weimar for help with their financial recovery.
Beaverton Brain Injury Attorney at the Weimar Law Offices
If you have suffered any type of brain injury in a traffic accident, Beaverton Attorney Linda Weimar is ready to aggressively advocate your rights both inside and outside of the courtroom. Since 1997, Attorney Linda Weimar has been dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to injured people and to holding negligent parties accountable for their careless and reckless behaviors.
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From our offices in Beaverton, Attorney Linda Weimar represents people with various types of personal injury claims throughout Washington County, including in West Side and Hillsboro.