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How many TBIs are caused by traffic accidents?

From property damage to financial repercussions and emotional pain, motor vehicle collisions have a long list of potential consequences. However, some victims’ lives are upended because of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that they suffered during an accident. TBIs can result in all sorts of problems and, in some cases, a head injury may even prove fatal. As a result, it is critical to realize just how many of the TBIs that people suffer are caused by motor vehicle collisions and take all precautionary measures to avoid an accident.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traffic collisions were the third most common cause of TBI-related hospitalization, emergency room visits, and death among people of every age group during 2013. In fact, motor vehicle wrecks accounted for more TBI-related hospitalizations among those who were aged between 15 and 44 than any other factor during 2013. While there are many other causes of traumatic brain injuries, car accidents are especially concerning because so many reckless drivers are on the road and these accidents are often caused by the negligence of other drivers.

Clearly, many of the traumatic brain injuries that people suffer are the result of auto accidents, which highlights how pivotal it is to focus on auto crash prevention. Sadly, wrecks will keep happening for an assortment of reasons, including the use of drugs and alcohol, ignoring traffic signs, speeding, and many other factors. If an accident victim hit their head during the crash, they should immediately try to determine whether or not they suffered a brain injury.

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