Head Injuries | Causes & Risk Factors


What are the main causes of head injuries?

A serious head injury is most likely to happen to someone who is in a car wreck and isn't wearing a seat belt. Other major causes of head injuries include bicycle or motorcycle wrecks, sports injuries, falls from windows (especially among children who live in the city) and falls around the house (especially among toddlers and the elderly).

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 01/06