Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Facts About Brain Injuries--Surprising Or Not?

According to information provided in a recent article by, many Americans have suffered from a significant head injury in the past several years.  Here are some facts provided by that may surprise you!

  • In 2010, about 2 1/2 million Americans suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • TBIs are a contributing factor in about 1 in 3 injury-related deaths
  • The populations that are at the most risk to suffer a TBI injury are children aged 0-4, teens aged 15-19, and adults over 65
  • Children alone account for almost 500,000 ER visits every year for TBI injuries

For more information and facts related to traumatic brain injuries, please visit the original article here.

If you have recently been in a car crash, it is important to closely monitor your body's response to injury.  This is especially true if you suspect that you have sustained a significant head injury.  If your car accident was due to the fault of another, it may also be time to seek legal action.   If you or a loved one has recently been in a car accident due to the fault of another, please contact Altoona, PA area personal injury attorney Doug Stoehr to set up an initial, free consultation.  His law office can be reached by visiting his website at or calling his firm at 814-946-4100.


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