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Fifty Percent of All Head Injuries involve car accidents

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The Top 5 Causes of Head Injuries and How to Avoid Them

car accidentEvery 21 seconds someone in the US sustains a traumatic brain injury. One and a half million Americans suffer from head injuries annually, and over 80,000 of these injuries sustain permanent irreversible damage. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, head injuries are the leading cause of death in young adults and children. The CDC further finds that head injuries account for 44% of all injury related deaths in the US.

The five most common causes of head injuries or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) are:

  • Car Accidents (passenger and pedestrian)
  • Bicycle /Motorcycle Accidents
  • Falls (especially kids and the elderly)
  • Sports
  • Acts of Violence/Assault

Our brains allow us to interpret ourselves and the world around us. When we sustain a head injury, there’s a disruption in the brains’ ability to store, process, accumulate and retrieve information. Damage to the brain can interfere with our ability to control emotions and interact socially. Well over 50% of all head injuries in the US involve car accidents. This includes passengers and pedestrians.

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