traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a blow, bump, or jolt to the head which disrupts the
normal functions of the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC), TBI is considered to be a public health concern
which contributes to about 30% of all fatal injuries and affects approximately
1.7 million people a year in the United States. The effects from these
serious injuries range in severity from a mild concussion to more serious,
The most common causes of brain injuries include:
Falls – Falls are the leading cause of brain injury in the country. Falls
result in 50% of TBIs among children ages zero to 14, while they cause
62% of TBIs for seniors over 65 years of age.
Motor vehicle accidents – Auto accidents are considered the second leading cause of traumatic
brain injury among all age groups. Unfortunately,
car accidents are the leading cause of brain injury fatalities.
Striking or being struck by an object – The third leading cause of TBIs, striking or being struck by an
object is actually the second leading cause of TBIs among children ages
zero to 14.
Assault – Physical assault accounts for 10% of all TBIs in the nation. However,
assault contributes to only 2.9% of children brain injuries and 1% of
elderly adult injuries.
Other – In many occasions, it is difficult to determine the exact cause
of a brain injury since the side effects and symptoms do not occur for
a long time.
If you have sustained a brain injury caused by the negligent and reckless
actions of another party, it is imperative to obtain legal representation
from an experienced and qualified lawyer. At Rosenberg & Rosenberg,
P.A., we have helped recover financial compensation for TBI victims throughout
Florida for the past four decades. Do not risk fighting for your rights
and best interests without our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys
on your side.
Contact us at (888) 499-6206 to request a
free consultation today.