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The Orange County brain injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas have seen the massively life-changing effects that traumatic brain injuries have on victims. For many years, their Los Angeles brain injury attorney has been helping injured people and their families. While each situation and injury is unique, many clients ask the same series of questions. These frequently asked questions about traumatic brain injury include the following:
How common are TBIs?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 3.2 million Americans are permanently disabled by a TBI and that 1.7 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year.
What are the leading causes of TBIs?
More traumatic brain injuries are caused by falls (35.2%) than anything else. Surprisingly, motorcycle and automobile accidents are the second most common cause of TBIs at 17% with being struck by an object as third at 16.5%. The next most common cause is assaults at 11%. The other 21% of traumatic brain injuries are caused by many different accidents and acts of negligence.
Who is most at risk for suffering a traumatic brain injury?
People aged 0 to 4 years of age, 15 to 19 and 65 or older are most likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury with males being 1.5 times more likely than females to suffer these injuries.
Do I really need a Los Angeles traumatic brain injury lawyer?
Absolutely. An experienced California TBI lawyer has the skill, experience and resources to help victims and their families through this difficult time and can protect his or her client’s rights at all times. Experienced Los Angeles TBI attorneys can also look out for the best interests of victims by dealing with insurance companies and others.
If you or a close family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of others, contact the experienced Orange County brain injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. Call them at 888.848.5084 to schedule your free consultation today.
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