Traumatic Brain Injuries: Common Causes
Any type of jolt or blow to the head could result in a traumatic brain injury, especially if the injury was particularly damaging. Although these types of injuries could occur anywhere, some causes are much more common than others. Once you determine the cause of your injury, it might be easier for your doctor to find a suitable treatment, and it could help you determine liability.
Brain injuries can be physically painful, but they often cause other problems, including financial hardship, strained personal relationships, career changes, and more. If you suffered a traumatic brain injury, make sure you know what caused your injury so that you can seek justice and compensation from the liable party.
Not all traumatic brain injuries warrant a legal claim, but in some instances, filing a personal injury claim is the only way to hold the liable party accountable for their carelessness or mistake. Also, filing a lawsuit can help you obtain the monetary compensation you need to pay for the medical expenses, loss of wages, and other fees associated with your accident. In order to get started, you need to begin by determining how your injury was inflicted.
Some of the most common causes of brain injuries include:
- Automobile accidents: trucks, cars, motorcycles, etc.
- Slip and fall incidents: wet floors, tripping hazards, broken walkways, etc.
- Falls from heights: construction accidents, elevator shaft accidents, falling from scaffolding, etc.
- Physical violence: assault, spousal abuse, child abuse, etc.
- Sport-related injuries: football concussions, soccer, wrestling, boxing, hockey, motocross, etc.
- Combat-related injuries: explosions, blasts, etc.
Traumatic brain injuries can occur through penetration injuries, impact injuries, and severe jolts. In other words, a gunshot wound could penetrate the skull, impacting the brain directly. An impact injury, on the other hand, might be caused by a major blow to the head or a major fall. Jolt injuries usually occur as the result of a major shake or jarring motion, which causes the brain to jolt, hitting the skull, or stretching the nerves and muscles to damage the brain stem and surrounding tissues. Any of these injuries could cause substantial, permanent damage.
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Our team at The Donnelly Law Firm has ample experience representing injured individuals and their families, and we want to help you seek justice after a traumatic brain injury. We have more than 50 years of combined experience and we’ve recovered more than $140 million on behalf of our clients. If you have a case, we want to hear from you.
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