Watch Your Head: The Shocking Statistics on Concussions Resulting from Car Accidents
Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 1:13 pm
If you’ve ever taken a ride on I-520, Rte. 4, or Rte. 25, then you know just how busy and hectic these roads can get. Unfortunately, many accidents occur each year on these highways and other frequently-traveled roads in Augusta, and a majority of the victims experience head injuries as a result.
What You Need to Know About Concussions
One of the most common types of brain injuries experienced is a concussion. This type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when your brain comes into contact with the inside of your skull. Typically, the fluid around your brain offers protection, but when you experience an extremely hard hit—like from a car accident—the fluid doesn’t always provide enough cushioning to prevent your brain from striking your skull.
Startling Concussion Statistics From the CDC
Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries are the result of a variety of accidents, including falls and blunt force trauma to the head. Car accidents, however, are one of the major leading causes of this potentially devastating ailment.
- All age groups are at risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control, motor vehicle crashes were the third-leading cause of traumatic brain injuries, according to a study conducted from 2006 to 2010. Motor vehicle accidents were also the second-leading cause of TBI-related deaths during that time.
- Children and young adults are the most frequent victims. Among TBI-related deaths between 2006 and 2010, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death in people aged five to 24 years. Motor vehicle accidents were also the leading cause of TBI-related hospitalizations for teenagers and adults aged 15 to 44 years.
Chris Hudson Represents Injured Victims of Car Accidents
If you or your loved one suffered from a concussion because of a car accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation that can help pay for your medical bills, time lost from work, and any fees you may incur in the future as a result of the TBI.
Contact Attorney Christopher J. Hudson today to find out how we can help you, just like we’ve helped many other accident victims who experienced the same injury. We’re located in Augusta, and serve all of Georgia and South Carolina. Call us today at 706-863-6600 or 888-795-6261 for a free case analysis.