Who’s Most at Risk for Traumatic Brain Injuries?
One of the most devastating types of injuries a person can suffer is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI can not only affect the victim’s physical abilities, but their cognitive abilities and personality as well.
Estimates show that as many as 1.7 million people will suffer injuries caused by blows to the head this year. This number is up by almost 29 percent from 2013.
An article from NBC News explains TBIs are most commonly seen among:
- Soldiers- Battlefield blasts and other combat-related impacts have left as many as 30.000 service members feeling the effects of TBIs.
- Athletes- Boxers, football players, wrestlers, and hockey players are just beginning to understand the ways repeat blows to the head can impact their health. More than 4,500 former and current football players have sued the NFL for damages.
- Children- Infants and toddlers are prone to falls as they become mobile.
- Elderly- The elderly are especially prone to slip, trip, and fall accidents, increasing their chances of suffering TBIs.
The Little Rock personal injury lawyers with Rainwater, Holt & Sexton understand the impact TBIs can have on the lives of victims and their families. That’s why we encourage you to speak with our legal team if you or a loved one has suffered a TBI caused by someone else’s negligence. Call us today at (800) 767-4815 to learn more about how we can help.