A traumatic brain injury is a serious and potentially deadly condition that can occur due to a variety of circumstances. Wisconsin residents can find themselves facing major rehabilitation, long-term care needs or potential permanent disability.
Brain injuries can occur when an object penetrates portions of the brain or when an object has otherwise come into contact with the skull. Regardless of whether the injury occurs because of a fall, car accident, shooting or otherwise, TBIs account for about 30 percent of injury-related deaths annually. In total, approximately 1.7 million TBIs happen in the U.S. each year.