The Leading Causes of Brain Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 2.8 million people in the U.S. went to the ER, were hospitalized, or died from traumatic brain injuries in 2013. This astounding number makes traumatic brain injuries one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury, at no fault of your own, it is vital to work with a Boca Raton personal injury attorney to obtain damages for your pain and suffering.
At Glotzer Law, we have represented clients facing brain injuries from:
- Falls: Falls are the most common type of accident, so they contribute to the majority of brain injuries. Falls are also the leading cause of brain injuries in children and elderly adults. Falls can include accidents related to workplace injuries, hazardous walking surfaces, and neglect in nursing homes.
- Auto Accidents: People who are in car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle accidents, including pedestrians struck by vehicles, often suffer from traumatic brain injuries. It is so common, that it is the second leading cause of brain injuries in the U.S.
- Being Struck by an Object: The third leading cause of brain injuries in being struck by an object on the head. Some examples include being struck by falling equipment or materials on a construction site, or intentionally striking another person with a blunt object.
- Assault: Being assaulted is a violent experience that contributes enough brain injuries to make it the fourth leading cause in the U.S. An assault includes a mugging, sexual assault, or a physical altercation.
Have you or a member of your family experienced a traumatic brain injury? If so, contact the personal injury team at Glotzer Law to schedule a free consultation. We are here to get you compensation for your injuries.