Each year, 1.5 million people in the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic brain injury occurs when a blow to the head results in damage to the brain. TBIs range in severity from mild to severe.
There are many types of traumatic brain injury, including:
- Concussions – the most common type of TBI
- Penetration Injury – from bullets or other objects entering the skull
- Contusions – bleeding that results from blows to the head
- Diffuse axonal injury – damage from tearing of the brain tissue (includes shaken baby syndrome and some bicycle, car or motorcycle accident injuries).
Get The Facts
5.3 million Americans currently live with disabilities related to brain injury.
Males are more than twice as likely as females to experience a TBI.
TBI is most common among adolescents (aged 15-24) and older adults (75 and older).
The most common causes of traumatic brain injuries are:
- Motor vehicle collisions
85% of head injuries from bicycle accidents can be prevented with the use of helmets.
If you or a loved one have been injured and you’d like to speak to one of our experienced brain injury attorneys, contact Jacoby & Meyers, LLP, call us today or contact us using our convenient online contact form to schedule your free consultation.