The leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is slip and fall accidents. Accounting for around half of all TBI-related hospitalizations, falls also commonly result in other serious injuries, including spinal cord injury and hip fractures.
Following falls, the second leading cause of TBI is being struck by or against something. This type of brain injury can happen on construction sites, in retail establishments, while participating in sports, or even while walking down the street.
The third leading cause of TBI is motor vehicle accidents.
Types of TBI
There are three types of Traumatic brain injury:
- Mild TBI (Concussion)
- Moderate TBI
- Severe TBI
All types of TBI can result in confusion, headaches, nausea, sensitivity to light, and mood changes. With mild TBI, these things tend to self-correct over several weeks. However, damage is cumulative. People who have suffered multiple concussions may take much longer to recover.
While people tend to recover from concussions without much assistance, it is not always possible to recover from moderate to severe TBI. Moreover, people who have suffered a moderate to severe TBI are 50x more likely to experience seizures, 9x more likely to suffer from severe infections, and 6x more likely to develop pneumonia. In addition, people with moderate to severe TBI are 20 percent more likely to die within five years of developing the condition.
More than limiting, frightening, and life-altering, TBI is extremely expensive. It is estimated that lifetime care costs can exceed $3 million. And that’s for care alone. Other damages, such as lost wages, forced changes to lifestyle, and personal pain and suffering, have not been factored into that number.
At Kelleher Law, we understand how brain injuries alter lives. Our dedicated personal injury lawyers have the background and resources to help victims and their families seek total and fair compensation for TBI. We are here to listen to your story, free of cost and obligation, to help you determine if legal action is the best option for you.
Please call 833-546-3675 to schedule your free case review today. We have offices in Ft. Myers and Naples, Florida, and Roswell, Georgia. We serve victims of serious injury living throughout both states.