Recent headlines have revealed the dangers of repeated head trauma in sports. Similarly, you may have joined others who watched with hopeful expectation as comedian Tracy Morgan made a triumphant return to the stage after suffering a brain injury in a motor vehicle accident. While these incidents may evoke some curiosity, in reality, almost 2 million people in Florida and across the country suffer brain injuries each year.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have gotten a lot of attention publicly lately, due to issues that athletes and other public figures have suffered. But did you know that sports are actually a fairly uncommon way to get a TBI, and that falls and motor vehicle accidents are the more likely sources? Falls make up 40.5 percent of TBI and motor vehicle accidents make up 14.3 percent.