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What are the Causes of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
Car accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney serving Staten Island and Brooklyn New York.

Sustaining a traumatic brain injury can be caused by a situation that involves high impact or low impact. Understanding the common causes of a traumatic brain injury cannot only help prevent traumatic brain injuries from occurring but can also help with the understanding that a traumatic brain injury may be present regardless of if the trauma to the head appeared severe or not. 

Over 1.7 million Americans suffer from a traumatic brain injury every year. Of those 1.7 million who sustain a traumatic brain injury every year there are approximately 52,000 deaths, 275,000 hospitalizations, and 1,365,000 emergency visits due to a traumatic brain injury. Some of the most common causes a traumatic brain injury occurs are:

  • A bullet wound 
  • A motor vehicle accident 
  • A slip and fall 
  • Lack of Oxygen