According to a recent study, the number one cause of deaths in South Carolina of people between the ages of 1 and 44 years old is traumatic brain injuries.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is defined as a “blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain.” In some cases, injuries to the head do not lead to lasting disability. In mild cases, trauma to the head can be a brief experience of unconsciousness or a mild concussion, but in severe cases people have experienced a change in personality, cognitive ability and memory. Life changing injuries from brain trauma can affect one’s independence or even leave some victims in comas.
According to the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina, 61,000 residents have a traumatic brain injury disability with over 1,300 more sustaining a life-long traumatic brain injury-related disability each year.
What are the causes of TBI in South Carolina?
Some of the most common causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries in South Carolina are:
- Falls (35%)
- Motor Vehicle Crashes (22%)
- Struck by/against events (11%)
- Assaults (10%)
If you or someone you love has experienced a loss in quality of life following a Traumatic Brain Injury in the Upstate of South Carolina, please contact our office today. Our attorneys use their experience, knowledge and resources to reach a fair resolution on your behalf.
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