The report indicates that the frequency of traumatic brain injuries has risen by approximately 300,000 cases a year compared to the numbers cited by the Brain Injury Association of America. Now, approximately 1.7 million people in the United States suffer from a TBI each year. This results in more than a quarter million hospitalizations and over 50,000 deaths annually.
Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most common fatal injuries following an accident. Young children under the age of four, teenagers (particularly those of driving age) and senior citizens are most at risk for serious complications following head injuries.