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According to the Center for Disease Control, 1.7 million people suffer a brain injury every year. While many people are able to recover from a brain injury, others are permanently disabled as the result of their injury. There are many ways that a brain injury can occur.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Falls account for about 35 percent of brain injuries. 50 percent of traumatic brain injuries that occur in children between the ages of 0 and 14 are caused by falls. 62 percent of brain injuries that occur in adults who are over the age of 65 are caused by falls.
Car accidents are the second-leading cause of brain injuries. It is estimated that 17 percent of brain injuries are caused by car accidents. People who suffer a brain injury in a car accident are more likely to die from it.
Being Struck by an Object
25 percent of brain injuries that occur in children between the ages of 0 and 14 are caused by being struck by an object. This is the third-leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. Objects cause 16 percent of all brain injuries.
10 percent of the brain injuries that occur in the United States are caused by assault. Adults who are between the ages of 18 and 65 are the age group that is most likely to suffer a brain injury due to assault. Only 2.9 percent of childhood brain injuries are caused by assault. Only 1 percent of the elderly suffer a brain injury due to an assault.
Contact Henry & Beaver, LLP
You need to contact a Lebanon injury lawyer if you have suffered a brain injury. A personal injury lawyer at Henry & Beaver, LLP will review your case and determine if negligence contributed to your brain injury. A Lebanon personal injury attorney can also help you get compensation.
It is important for you to contact your Lebanon injury lawyer as soon as possible. The dedicated personal injury lawyers at Henry & Beaver, LLP will start working on your case as soon as possible after you contact them. We believe in fighting hard for our clients., and we will do everything that we can to help you get compensated for your injury.
Contact us today at (717) 274-3644 to schedule a free consultation.