People in Arizona who have been involved in serious auto or work accidents often sustain traumatic brain injuries as a result. Traumatic brain injuries occur when a person suffers from a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of their brain. A sudden blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head can cause a traumatic brain injury.
According to data provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services, about 1.4 million people in the U.S. suffer from a traumatic brain injury every year. Currently, there are about 5.3 million people living with a disability that is related to a traumatic brain injury they have sustained. Fifty thousand deaths are linked to these types of brain injuries each year, and between 80,000 and 90,000 people become permanently disabled from these injuries.