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The Dangers of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted on in Brain Injuries

Chicago brain injury lawyerEvery day, as many as 153 Americans die due to injuries involving trauma to the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries make up approximately 30% of all fatal injuries nationwide. While the vast majority of traumatic brain injuries are not fatal, even the most minor cases of brain trauma can come with long-lasting symptoms and health issues later in life. If you or a member of your family suffer any type of head injury, it is important to receive medical treatment as quickly as possible. 

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries 

Traumatic brain injuries can come in a number of forms, but some of the most common injuries come from falls and motor vehicle collisions. Studies conducted by the CDC found that throughout 2013, falls accounted for just under half of all traumatic brain injuries across the United States. Fall injuries can be especially severe for elderly Americans. Approximately 80% of all traumatic brain injuries resulting in hospitalization, long-term symptoms, or death among elderly Americans are caused by falling. 

Much like falling, motor vehicle collisions can cause problematic brain trauma. In 2013, automobile accidents were responsible for 14% of all documented traumatic brain injuries throughout the United States. Car crashes can lead to a number of head injuries, due to the high speeds at which the vehicles are traveling. Even the activation of safety systems such as airbags can cause brain injuries such as concussions. 

The Impact of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries can lead to incredibly painful and problematic long-term symptoms. Even the most minor injuries can result in painful headaches, temporary loss or alteration of vision, and sensitivity to light. These symptoms can last for weeks, months, or even years in very severe cases. Regardless of severity, brain trauma can lead to loss of work hours, expensive hospital visits, and costly physical therapy. 

Set Up a Free Consultation with a Waukegan Brain Injury Lawyer 

Major brain trauma cases can come with life-changing implications, but even the most minor examples of brain injuries can be painful, aggravating, and expensive to deal with. At Salvi and Maher, L.L.C., our team has years of experience helping people recover compensation for head injuries. 

Whether you were injured by falling at an establishment or a car accident, our legal team is here to help you pursue the financial compensation that will address your medical costs, disability, lost income, and pain and suffering. To set up a free consultation with a Lake County personal injury attorney, call us today at 847-662-3303.



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