Although brain injuries don’t discriminate—as anyone can suffer head trauma or a traumatic brain injury (TBI)—men are at much greater risk of sustaining a TBI. In fact, it is estimated that about 2-3 men suffer a TBI for every one woman. Why is this?
Men are more likely to be involved in activities that put them at higher risk for suffering a brain injury in Roswell, including:
- Riding motor bikes, dirt bikes, and push bikes – Men are more likely to ride motorcycles and be exposed to the elements. They are more vulnerable to sustaining a traumatic brain injury in the event of a motorcycle accident.
- Driving fast in cars – Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of head injuries in men. Many men don’t wear their seat belts and/or take more risks on the road than do women.
- Playing contact sports – Sports like football, hockey, karate, and boxing are all sports men tend to engage in, which makes them more vulnerable for sustaining a TBI.
- Getting into fights – Men, primarily between the ages of 15 and 24-years-old, engage in fights, especially after drinking too much alcohol.
- Using firearms – Men are more likely to be fascinated with firearms and tend to use guns more than do women. Additionally, young men are far more likely to get into fights with guns and other weapons.
- Working with heavy equipment – Many men are employed in the construction industry or do some form of manual labor, which puts them at higher risk for suffering a head injury at work.
- Going to war – Men are more likely to be soldiers and engage in combat situations, making them more vulnerable to a head injury.
If you have suffered a brain injury in Roswell, call Shane Smith Law as soon as possible for help understanding your rights to compensation. You can reach attorney Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 for a complimentary case consultation.