According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost two million people each year suffer some type of brain injury. More than 50,000 of those hurt will die because of their injuries. Children, especially those younger than 5 years of age, teens between the ages of 15 and 19, and seniors who are over the age of 65 are the age groups who are especially at risk of a brain injury caused by an accident. Even a minor injury can leave a person with long-term or chronic health issues. If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by another party, it is important to speak with an Illinois personal injury lawyer to find out what legal options you may have.
How Do Brain Injuries Happen?
Any type of blow to the head can result in injury to the brain, but statistics show that the following are the most common types of accidents which result in brain injuries: