Traumatic Brain Injury - Often Preventable
Traumtic brain injury is a serious and often life changing injury. It is a sad fact that TBI often results from preventable accidents, and from negligence. Pedestrian accidents involving improper clearing of snowy paths, and car accidents caused by impaired driving or texting while driving are all too common.
The most common causes of TBI include slip and falls, car accidents, sporting injuries, and car accidents.
- 18,000 people in Ontario suffer a TBI every year
- 35 people a day are admitted to hospitals in Ontario with TBI every day
- in Canada over 11,000 people die every year from TBI
- it's the leading cause of death in people under 35
- 85% of cyclist deaths involve brain injury in Canada
- 1/5 sports injuries are concussions
TBI disrupts victim's lives physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. The families of those who suffer TBI are also impacted. Recovery is often very slow, and sadly sometimes incomplete.