Here’s What You Need to Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

March 9th, 2018

Did you know that each year in the U.S. approximately 50,000 people die from injuries related to TBI’s?

One of the leading causes of death & disability in the United States are Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), contributing to approximately 30% of all injury related deaths. Each day in the U.S. approximately 153 people die from TBI related injuries. The result of a brain injury can be devastating and life altering for families and patients.

A TBI is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of a TBI may range from “mild” (a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to “severe” (an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after an injury).  When a TBI occurs and it is mild, it is commonly referred to as a concussion.

Leading Causes of TBI’s:

  • Falls (47%)
  • Being struck by or against an object (15%)
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents (14%)
  • Assault (9%)

Know the Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Fatigue or Drowsiness
  • Speech difficulties
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Slurred Speech

Traumatic brain injuries are a widespread health hazard taking the lives of thousands each year as well as thousands of people living with a traumatic brain injury. During the month of March wear green to show your support and get involved to spreading the word about TBI.

If you or a loved one suffered a concussion or traumatic brain injury in any type of accident due to negligence, call Graves McLain right away at 918-359-6600. When you call one of our experienced Tulsa Brain Injury attorneys, we will speak with you for FREE and determine the best course of action.

We review every detail of your situation at no cost to you and fight hard to protect your rights. Trust our team, we are here to help.

 Graves McLain, Serious Lawyers for Serious Injuries