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What are the common causes of head injuries?

Serious head injuries and traumatic brain injuries can be life-changing. In some cases, those who experience these injuries are never really the same, even when they have healed as much as doctors expect. This is absolutely something that you need to take seriously if it happens to you or a loved one.

If you’re wondering how that could happen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have kept close track of the statistics over the years. They have identified the four major reasons that people in the United States wind up in the hospital with head injuries.

The top four reasons

The vast majority of serious brain and head injuries come from the following four causes:

  • Falls
  • Firearms
  • Car crashes
  • Assaults

Naturally, the exact statistics do vary from year to year, but these are always going to be some of the top categories. And that can be very frightening, because there may not be a lot you can do to avoid these risks. Every time you drive, even if you’re a safe driver, you’re at risk from those around you, who could make mistakes and cause serious accidents. Every time you climb a ladder at work, you could be injured in a fall.

If this does happen to you, especially if you have a serious brain injury with long-term complications, then you need to know exactly how to seek proper financial compensation for your medical bills and other costs. Remember that an injury that leads to lasting changes could also bring about long-term care costs and lost wages if you can never return to work.