Brain injury can happen to anyone. If you are involved in a serious accident, TBI is almost always a risk. However, there are a few factors that can make you more susceptible to brain injury. If any of the following criteria apply to you, you are at a higher risk of sustaining a TBI in any situation:
- Between 15–24 years old
- 75+ years old
- Children ages 5 and younger
Because children’s brains are still developing, they are much more vulnerable to serious TBI than most adults. In fact, the National Pediatric Trauma Registry estimates that over 30,000 children are permanently disabled every year because of brain injuries. The highest amount of risk occurs after school: almost half of all children’s brain injuries happen in roads, while the rest occur at home and in recreational settings.
Additionally, half of all traumatic brain injuries involve alcohol use – either by the victim, or by the person who caused the injury.
If you have suffered a serious brain injury because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, please contact Stephens & Holman today or call toll free 604-730-4120 to schedule a free case evaluation. We represent brain injury victims throughout Vancouver, Delta, Surrey, and all of British Columbia.