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Brain Injury Fact Sheet: A Serious Problem In the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics is an agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System responsible for providing statistical information related to the health of Americans. Brain injury statistics are reported annually, and include the following:

  • 7 million Americans suffer a brain injury each year. Of those, an estimated 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized and 1.3 million are treated by an emergency department.
  • Even a mild concussion, which is a common sports injury, is considered a brain injury. Concussions and other mild brain injuries constitutes about 75% of all brain injuries that occur each year.
  • Nearly half a million of brain injuries each year are experienced by children between the ages of 0 and 14.
  • Falls are the leading cause of brain injuries, followed by motor vehicle accidents, blows to the head and assault by another.

Many Philadelphians suffer brain injuries each year, due to motor vehicle accidents, accidental slip and falls, or altercations with other individuals. If you suffer a brain injury as a result of the actions or negligence of another, you should contact an experienced Philadelphia brain injury lawyer.

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Numerous Philadelphia clients have sought out the knowledgeable brain injury attorneys at Cohen Placitella & Roth, P./C. for help with their personal injury claims. With over four decades of personal injury law experience and the financial resources it takes to build a strong case, the team of brain injury lawyers at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. will fight to protect and preserve your rights.

Common Causes Of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can happen for a number of reasons. Some of the most common causes of brain injuries include:

Slip and Fall Accidents

Falling from a standing position can generate enough force to cause a brain injury if your head makes contact with the floor or a piece of furniture. If you slip prior to the fall, you may hit the ground at a higher rate of acceleration, making the injury more severe.

Automobile and Motorcycle Accidents

During an automobile accident, the victim’s brain can be knocked around inside their skull by forces of inertia. Even a slight brain injury can be serious if not checked out by a medical professional.

Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists can be involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, or could be injured if the roadway or bike path is not properly maintained. Brain injuries can occur even if the bicyclist is wearing a helmet.

Sports Injuries

Impact injuries can occur while participating in sports. Sports-related brain injuries range from mild (such as a minor concussion) to serious (such as a hemorrhaging of the brain).


Many brain injuries are the result of a violent interaction with another person. During an altercation or assault, the victim suffers a blow to the head, the force of which is transferred to the soft tissue of the brain.

Explosions/Combat injuries

The force of an explosion can cause damage to the brain. Similarly, shrapnel or other items that can penetrate the skull and impale the brain can cause injury.

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Contact US To Handle Your Brain Injury Case Today. Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has years of experience and a proven track record of helping clients obtain the compensation that they deserve for their injuries.

Investigating Brain Injuries Requires Resources

Brain injury cases require a lot of time, money and energy. For starters, the extent of the injury can change over time and therefore requires systematic monitoring. If the brain injury starts as just a small bleed, over time that small bleed can turn into a serious problem, or could even result in death. It is important to obtain medical care for a brain injury, no matter how small, and to monitor the progress of the injury over time. There will also need to be an investigation into who is ultimately responsible for your brain injury, and who can be held accountable to you for financial compensation for your injuries.

After suffering a brain injury, you will need to seek out medical care. Brain injury specialists can evaluate the extent of your injury by conducting a number of scans and tests, including CAT scans, MRIs and others. Depending on where the injury is in your brain, other specialists may need to be seen. Any number of experts may need to be consulted to build your case and thoroughly investigate and document your brain injury claim.

Medical evidence is key to a brain injury case. As such, your investigating attorney will need to conduct interviews with your doctor and other medical care providers, and will also need to gather all of your medical records, including any and all brain scans and medical opinions related to your injuries, treatment, prognosis and future care needs.

Investigating and preparing your brain injury case is our top priority. We work closely with world class medical experts to assess your injuries and how they will impact your life in the future so that we can get the best understanding possible of how much compensation you deserve for your injuries.

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