10 Aug 6 Facts to Know about Traumatic Brain Injuries (Pt. 2)
Continuing from where 6 Facts to Know about Traumatic Brain Injuries (Pt. 1) left off, here we will pick up our discussion of brain injuries and what people should know about the causes and impacts of these serious impairments.
More Important Things to Know about Traumatic Brain Injuries
Fact 3 – Falling accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the U.S.
More than 35 percent of all traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. are caused by some type of falling accident, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While falling accidents can happen anywhere (even in people’s homes), these accidents are far more likely to involve some type of negligence – and, consequently, cause traumatic brain injuries – in locations other than people’s own homes.
Some examples of the negligence that can contribute to falling accidents and traumatic brain injuries include (but are not exclusive to) when:
- Landlords and/or property owners fail to properly maintain their properties.
- The people responsible for the safety of a property fail to post signs about sudden drop-offs, fail to install handrails on stairs or otherwise allow dangerous conditions to persist at a given property.
- People are not being as careful as they should at construction sites or other areas where the conditions are constantly changing and there is the possibility of falling.
Fact 4 – Motor vehicle accidents are another leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the U.S.
More than 17 percent of all traumatic brain injuries that are newly sustained in the U.S. each year result from car accidents, motorcycle accidents and other types of motor vehicle accidents. Considering the fact that a motor vehicle accident takes place every 10 seconds in the U.S. the causal relationship between motor vehicle accidents and brain injuries may not be as surprising as it seems on the surface.
What may be shocking, however, when it comes to motor vehicle accidents and traumatic brain injuries is the fact that more than 90 percent of traffic accidents are reportedly caused (at least in part) by some type of human error (according to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). In other words, many of the brain injuries that result from motor vehicle accidents could have been prevented if drivers (or others) had been more careful, attentive, diligent and responsible.
Be sure to check out the conclusion to this blog series on traumatic brain injuries. It will be posted soon!
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