Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Statistics (Part 2)

April 16, 2014

Picking up from Traumatic Brain Injury(TBI) Statistics (Part 1), below, we will continue to highlight some fascinating facts and statistics about the incidence of TBI in the U.S. While the first installment of this blog focused on pointing out some general traumatic brain injury statistics, here, we will present some TBI statistics related to the causes of these brain injuries. We will also discuss some additional facts about which types of people are the most likely to sustain TBIs.

Falling and motor vehicle accidents, which can both be caused by negligence, are among the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries in the U.S.

Falling and motor vehicle accidents, which can both be caused by negligence, are among the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries in the U.S.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

The following TBI statistics have been compiled and published by various reputable organizations and agencies, some of which include the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Head Injury Services.

  • The number one cause of traumatic brain injuries is falling, as falls reportedly contribute to more than 35 percent of all new TBIs that occur each year in the U.S.
  • Traffic accidents are the second most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, causing more than 17 percent of all TBIs.
  • While a substantial portion of TBI cases are attributed to having “other” causes, being stuck by or against an object and being assaulted or attacked are also reportedly common causes of traumatic brain injuries (causing about 17 and 10 percent of these injuries, respectively).
  • Sports injuries and exposure to blasts, which is common among military personnel, are also commonly reported to cause traumatic brain injuries.

Additional Facts about TBIs

  • The people who are the most likely to sustain TBI include children younger than 4, teens between 15 and 19 and elderly adults who are older than 65 years old.
  • For all age groups, males are far more likely than females to sustain traumatic brain injuries.
  • People who suffer one TBI are 3 times as likely to sustain another brain injury. After two brain injuries, the risk of sustaining another TBI increases by about 8 times.

Portland Brain Injury Lawyers at the Savage Law Firm: We Are Here for You

If you are recovering from a traumatic brain injury that may have been caused by someone else’s recklessness or negligence, it’s time to contact the Portland brain injuryattorneys at the Savage Law Firm. For more than three decades, we have been devoted to providing each of our clients with personal attention, respect and the highest quality legal services.

We realize how devastating a brain injury can be on a physical, as well as a psychological and financial, level, and our lawyers are here to aggressively defend injured people’s rights to both justice and compensation. While this means that our Portland brain injurylawyers will work diligently to help our clients tell their stories in court, it also means that our attorneys and dedicated staff will vigorously stand up to insurers and others outside of the courtroom to ensure that our clients are able to obtain the settlements they deserve.

Let’s Discuss Your Options for Compensation

Helping you recover from the financial setbacks caused by brain injuries is one of our primary goals. Our Portland brain injury attorneys encourage you to learn more about your rights and case by setting up a free initial consult. We represent clients in communities in both Oregon and Washington from our offices in Portland and Seattle.

To learn more about our legal services and what we can do for you, call us at 503-222-0200 (in Portland) or at 206-957-7272 (in Seattle). You can also email us using the form on this page.

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