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Facts About Brain Injuries

According to the latest statistics from teh North American Brain Injury Society:

  • Each year, one million people in the United States are treated in emergency rooms as a result of traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Of every different type of injury, brain injuries are the most likely to result in death or permanent disability.
  • Worldwide, brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability.
  • Of all types of injury, those to the brain are among the most likely to result in death or permanent disability
  • Of those people, 230,000 are hospitalized and survive,
  • 80,000 are discharged with a TBI-related disability
  • 50,000 die
TBI Survivors In the US: There are an estimated 5.3 million Americans living with a TBI disability today.

Research indicates males are more likely to encounter a TBI as females.

The highest risk age group is between 15 and 24 years of age. Children under 5 and elderly persons over 75 are also at a higher risk.
Shelly Leeke
South Carolina Injury Lawyer

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