Traumatic Brain Injury

traumatic brain injury

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
  • Falls
  • Violence
  • Sports

85% of head injuries from bicycle accidents can be prevented with the use of helmets.

Learn more about TBIs and how Jacoby & Meyer’s can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact us for a free case appraisal today.

 

Source: Family Caregiver Alliance