Head trauma can affect anyone at any age. Males who are between 15 and 24 years of age have been more vulnerable because of their high-risk lifestyles. Young children and individuals over 75 years of age are also more susceptible to head injury.
Falls around the home are the leading cause of injury for infants, toddlers, and elderly people. The leading causes for adolescents and adults are automobile and motorcycle accidents. Of course we handle these types of cases whenever someone’s negligence caused the injury.
Some stats on the effect of head injuries are as follows: approximately 200,000 Americans die each year from their injuries. An additional half million or more are hospitalized. About 10 percent of the surviving individuals have mild to moderate problems that threaten their ability to live independently. Another 200,000 have serious problems that may require institutionalization or some other form of close supervision.