A traumatic brain injury (TBI) generally occurs when brain function disruptions are caused by injury to the head. These injuries vary in severity and can cause symptoms such as impaired thinking or memory, movement, sensation, or emotional functioning. This means that changes in vision, hearing, personality, and mood may occur. Oftentimes, mild TBIs are known as concussions and are more common than severe, long term injuries.
Some traumatic brain injury accident victims experience dizziness, vertigo, mood swings, headaches, and even strokes.
A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that 138 people die daily from TBI related injuries. In 2010 alone, traumatic brain injuries caused the ER visits, hospitalizations, and deaths of 2.5 million Americans. Of these 2.5 million people, 2.2 million people went to the ER, and later 280,000 of them were hospitalized and 50,000 of them passed away as a result of their injuries.
Generally, men tend to visit the ER with TBIs more often than women do. Also, children under the age of 4 and young adults between the ages of 15-24 present at the ER with a greater number of TBIs than any other age groups. For children under the age of 4, falling down is the main cause of TBIs whereas for young adults between 15-24, motor vehicle accidents are the main cause of TBI. In fact, for people between the ages of 15-64, motor vehicle traffic crashes are one of the primary causes of traumatic brain injuries.
No matter a persons age, riding in a car and being involved in any form of motor vehicle accident may cause traumatic brain injuries. From a light tap to the head resulting in a minor concussion to major penetrating head wounds, TBI’s are very common results of auto and motorcycle accidents. Without proper medical treatment, TBIs can become major afflictions to wellbeing of auto accident victims.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our experienced team is highly qualified in handling traumatic brain injury lawsuits. Our firm will ensure that you get the care you require and any benefits you deserve. Call us today, at 844.464.3476, for a free consultation.