When looking at disabilities in the United States, you'll find that brain injuries are one of the top reasons people cite. This is because brain injuries do not always heal, and the ramifications often last for life. While physical injuries may heal, people could still deal with mental and cogitative ramifications from the brain injury itself.
With these types of drastic changes to a person's life, it is wise to know what risk factors to watch out for, and that starts with understanding how serious brain injuries happen. The leading causes are:
- Being struck by an object
- Being struck against an object
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Intentional self-harm and suicide attempts