Traumatic brain injuries occur at least 1.7 million times annually and it contributes to a third of all injury-related fatalities in the United States. While typically 75% of these millions of incidents are mild and in the form of a concussion, there are some that can result in life-altering damage for the victim. The most likely age groups to experience horrific injuries to this region include the following:
- Infants and toddlers ages 0-4 years old
- Teens ages 25-19 years old
- Elderly adults ages 65 years old and up
Among both genders, TBI most commonly happens to males. There are a variety of reasons why TBI can occur, with falls as the current leading cause (35.2% of all incidents). Motor vehicle accidents account for the second most common reason and cause 17.3% of all cases. While sometimes accidents just happen and TBI can be a direct result of a mere mistake, there are other instances when another's negligence is the reason for injury. Slippery floors in a retail establishment, poorly lit walkways in a public place, or uneven ground on someone's property could all be the cause of a slip and fall accident potentially resulting in TBI. Car accidents, truck collisions, motorcycle crashes and being hit as a pedestrian could also have the potential for serious brain damage, depending on the level of impact.
If you or your loved one has fallen victim to traumatic brain injury and you are unsure of where to turn, look no further than The Moore Law Firm. Serving Cincinnati and the entire Ohio state area with over four decades of experience, our firm is committed to preserving a reputation of excellence amongst our client and peers. You can feel secure when you come to us that you will be a top priority from the beginning of your case, all the way through to the end. Call us today for a free initial consultation!