Common Causes of Brain Injury
By Saunders Law Group on January 19, 2017
If the body was a computer, the brain would be the hard drive. It is responsible for storing information, sending signals to other areas of the body, and controlling a person’s emotions and actions. When a brain injury occurs, the results can be devastating.
Many brain injuries are considered to be traumatic. The effects of a traumatic brain injury are long-term and life altering. In most cases, a traumatic brain injury requires a lifetime of medical care and significant changes to a person’s lifestyle. These changes have a significant effect on the injury victim and their family members.
At Saunders Law Group, our brain injury attorneys have experience dealing with brain injury cases. We are familiar with common brain injury causes, and we can help our Lakeland, FL clients by proving liability in cases of negligence so the injury victim can collect just compensation for damages suffered.
Causes of Brain Injuries
The brain is an extremely sensitive organ. It is surrounded by the skull, which acts as armor to protect the brain from injury. Unfortunately, despite this protection, brain injuries do occur. There are a number of situations that can lead to a brain injury. Below are some of the most common causes of brain injury:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents: Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. A car accident can cause a wide range of head and neck injuries that are likely to affect the brain as well.
- A blow to the head: A direct blow to the head, whether during an accident, a fall, or a fight, is one of the most common causes of brain injury.
- Slips and falls: Slips and falls are among the top three causes of brain injury. This type of accident is especially common among seniors.
- Sport accidents: Although most athletes wear protective gear, sports injuries are a common cause of brain injury.
- Physical violence: Physical violence rounds out the top three causes of brain injury. Firearm attacks are the act of violence that most commonly results in brain injury (with 9 out of 10 of these injuries resulting in death), but assault, stabbings, and strangulation can also lead to brain injury.
- Work accidents: Many work environments have hazards, but construction sites are considered one of the most dangerous. Work accidents that can cause brain injury include slips, falls, falling objects, and exposure to toxic chemicals.
Proving Liability in a Brain Injury Case
Brain injuries have a significant impact on a person’s life and can result in significant financial losses. To minimize these losses, the brain injury victim should seek financial compensation for the person or party responsible for the injury.
Our experienced brain injury attorneys can build a strong case of liability so that our clients can be justly compensated for damages. Below are some important steps in proving liability for a brain injury:
- Seek medical attention so that all injuries, side effects, and treatment are documented
- Speak with witnesses of the accident
- Consult with those who have experienced the effects of the brain injury
- Work with an attorney who has experience with brain injury cases
If you or a loved one has suffered from a brain injury and you would like to learn how you can collect compensation for your damages, contact us at your earliest convenience.
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