In the U.S., an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Here’s what you need to know about the leading causes of traumatic brain injury.
Leading causes include falls, traffic accidents, assault, and being struck by or against an object — such as another person, a wall, or a falling object.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that there are:
- 595,095 fall-related TBIs 292,202 motor vehicle/traffic related TBIs
- 279,882 struck by/against events
- 169,625 assault-related TBIs
- 199,447 unknown causes
- 155,255 injuries classified as “other“
For more information and resources on Traumatic Brain Injury please visit, Brainline.org.
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