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AZ TBI AccidentAs experienced Arizona head injury attorneys, we do everything in our power to help people understand the causes of serious injuries so that they can avoid inflicting injury to themselves or to others. The most common types of head injuries experienced by people throughout Arizona include concussions, skull fractures, and intracranial hematomas (bleeding in the brain). Most head injuries are caused by falling, sports injuries, or car and bicycle accidents.

The Arizona Governor’s Council on Spinal and Head Injuries (AZGCSHI) indicates that the majority of serious head injuries in Arizona are caused by car crashes, followed by sports injuries. In Arizona, more than 50 percent of all head injuries recorded in emergency rooms are the result of a serious car accident, according to statistical reports.

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As reported by AZCentral a 28-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman started fighting around 12:30 p.m. last Friday in Gilbert over who would be taking care of their child when the woman’s father, 59, reportedly hit the man on the head with a hammer. The 28-year-old man used the same hammer to fight back. The two men were brought to the hospital.

Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics in USA
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year about 1.7 million people suffer from traumatic brain injury, with 11% due to violence.

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are injuries that can be sustained in a number of various types of accidents. There are two types of brain injuries which include open head injuries and closed head injuries. Open head injuries occur when the skull is punctured whereas closed head injuries occur when an object hits the head. Both types can have devastating effects on an injured person depending on the severity of the injury.

There are numerous symptoms that can arise and affect the daily lives of the injured individual. Even the most seemingly minor head injury can have long term effects later on. Symptoms of brain injuries include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Loss of consciousness and memory
  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Mood swings
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Seizures
  • Numb extremities

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