In recent years, the incidence of traumatic brain injuries has continued to increase on an annual basis. A traumatic brain injury may also be referred to as a closed head injury, a concussion, head trauma or brain trauma. According to the Center for Disease and Control, an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. Of those, 52,000 result in death, 275,000 hospitalizations and 1,365,000 are treated in the emergency room. While the majority of traumatic brain injuries are classified as mild, traumatic brain injuries are a contributing factor in nearly 30% of all injury related deaths annually. Our Tampa Brain Injury Attorneys are here to assist you and your loved ones who may have sustained a closed head injury.
The manner in which an individual may sustain a traumatic brain injury is quite varied. However, individuals involved in motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, automobile accidents, falls and physical assault can be subjected to forces which can cause a brain injury. The actual effect of sustaining a traumatic brain injury varies greatly between individuals and is dependent upon numerous factors. Some of the more common complications involving a traumatic brain injury can include the following:
Changes in Behavior
Lack of Concentration
Lack of Coordination