Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics | Virginia, Maryland, and DC Traumatic Brain Injury Accident Attorney

Many people are shocked to learn about just how many traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur in the United States each year - or about how serious an expensive a traumatic brain injury can be. Below, find a number of national traumatic brain injury statistics and traumatic brain injury facts:

· Each year, and estimated two million Americans suffer from a head injury.

· Each year, 300,000 suffer from serious brain injuries that require emergency medical attention and hospitalization.

· 5.3 million Americans are currently living with the consequences of a traumatic brain injury.

· Over 50,000 people a year die from traumatic brain injuries in the United States.

· Each year, 100,000 people will receive a traumatic brain injury that will result in a lifelong disability.

· One out of three injury deaths in America are the result of a traumatic brain injury.

· Brain injuries cost the United States over $60 million each year in lost wages and medical bills.

· Men are twice as likely to suffer from a traumatic brain injury as women. The very young and the very old are more likely to suffer brain injuries than middle-aged Americans. African-Americans are more likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury than other ethnic groups.

· Cycling results in almost 65,000 traumatic brain injuries each year. Football results in 36,000 brain injuries each year. Baseball and softball are responsible for 25,000 head injuries each year.

· One out of four traumatic brain injuries are caused by car accidents.

· One out of five traumatic brain injuries are the result of a sporting activity.

· One out of ten traumatic brain injuries are the result of a physical assault or an assault with a firearm.

· One out of three traumatic brain injuries are caused by falls.

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