Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, 1.7 million people in the U.S. experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year.

Breaking the numbers down further, we find that of those 1.7 million:

  • 52,000 die
  • 1.3 million receive treatment in a hospital emergency room
  • 275,000 are admitted to a hospital for treatment

The Complexity of the Brain

There are four distinct regions of our brain. When one of those regions is damaged, its function can be severely impacted.

The fragility of our brain becomes more clear when one considers it houses over 400 miles of blood vessels.

Most Common Causes of TBI

The Mayo Clinic tells us that the most common triggers for TBIs are:

  • Falls (slipping in the bath, falling down stairs)
  • Vehicular accidents (cars, motorcycles and bicycles)
  • Violence (physical fights, gunshots, shaken baby syndrome) and sports injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

Symptoms of TBIs may not be apparent immediately after an accident, but there are a few telltale signs to pique your curiosity.

The symptoms include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Headaches
  • Exhaustion
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

If you experience any of these symptoms following an accident, you should be seen by a doctor ASAP.

If You’ve Experienced a TBI, Barber & Associates Can Fight For You

TBIs can lead to severe life-changing health conditions. Because of that, you need expert  legal advice from our skilled attorneys who know how to successfully obtain fair compensation for victims of TBI.

We’d welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your options.

Contact us here at the offices Barber & Associates for a free consultation. We’re available 24/7. Call us at 907-276-5858 or send an email.

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