Many kinds of accidents can cause brain injuries, including car accidents, slip and falls, sport-related accidents, on-the-job incidents, and many others. Brain trauma can be associated with head injuries, facial injuries, and neck injuries.
Mayo & Russ know the even a concussion is considered a brain injury, but serious accidents can cause traumatic brain injuries that can cause comas or paralysis.
Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics
1.4 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries in the United States annually.
Of those 1.4 million, 50,000 die, 235,000 are hospitalized, and 1.1 million are treated and then released from the emergency room.
Among children ages 0 to 14 years, traumatic brain injuries result in 2,685 deaths, 37,000 hospitalizations, and 435,000 emergency room visits every year.
The leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are falls (28%), motor vehicle traffic accidents (20%), being struck by or against objects (19%), and assaults (11%).
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that at least 5.3 million Americans currently have a need for long-term assistance to perform daily activities as a result of traumatic brain injuries.
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