Study Provides Vital Information to Preventing Childhood Brain Injuries

by Staff Blogger | January 8th, 2015

As more and more information surfaces about the serious dangers brain injuries can pose, we become more aware of what can be done to prevent shem. This is precisely what one new study has achieved.

An article from Medical Xpress reports that researchers recently examined more than 40,000 cases involving young people who had suffered traumatic brain injuries. They determined the causes to better identify what could be done to prevent children from suffering brain injuries.

The results were published in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine and shows that falls—typically from wheeled vehicles—were the leading cause of brain injuries children under the age 12. For teenagers, car accidents, sports-related accidents, and acts of violence were the leading cause for injuries to the head and brain.

Researchers believe this information should be used to educate both children and parents about the importance of using safety equipment, such as seat belts or helmets.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we understand that using safety equipment will not prevent accidents. It can only reduce the severity of injuries sustained. If another person’s negligence caused you or your child to suffer a brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team of Roanoke personal injury attorneys can help explain your legal rights and answer any questions you may have regarding your injury and the legal processes necessary to get you the money you deserve. Call us today at (866) 215-8065 for a free case consultation.