Whether you work in the construction industry, have children who regularly play on potentially dangerous equipment at school or spend a considerable amount of time behind the wheel, you should understand the risks that you face each day. Regrettably, many people suffer traumatic brain injuries that shatter their lives, preventing them from working or causing them to experience headaches and memory issues. In Hamilton, and other parts of Ohio, many of these injuries are the result of someone else’s negligent behavior and could have been prevented.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of the traumatic brain injuries that people suffered between 2006 and 2010 were caused by falling. While falling was the main reason people suffered a TBI during this time period, there were many other causes. For example, 15 percent were the result of blunt trauma, 10 percent were caused by assault, 14 percent happened because of traffic accidents and 19 percent of the TBIs had unmentioned or unknown causes.
Traumatic brain injuries can be particularly challenging for a number of reasons. First of all, these injuries can be difficult to identify at first and some people may not even know that they suffered a TBI until later on. If you hit your head in a car accident or were assaulted by someone who struck you in the head, it is critical to figure out if your brain was injured. Sadly, many people suffer these injuries because of the negligence of others, such as employers who fail to take proper safety precautions.