Did you know that worldwide, brain injury is the most likely injury to cause death or permanent disability? According to the International Brain Injury Association, that’s not all. Brian injuries are also the leading cause of death and disability worldwide along with the leading cause of seizure disorders.
In the U.S. alone, annually one million people are treated in emergency rooms for traumatic brain injury (TBI), 230,000 people are hospitalized yet survive, 80,000 end up with a TBI-related disability and 50,000 die. In addition, they estimate that 5.3 million Americans are living with a disability from a brain injury.
Discouraging facts, yet something to be aware of. There are many things you can do prevent a TBI, and wearing helmets are just the start.