Because the brain is such an important part of a person’s personality and capabilities, head injuries often have severe consequences. An injured person might struggle to continue working or maintain their relationships. The neurological damage could be permanent or fatal in some cases.
Salim-Beasley, LLC takes every claim of brain injury seriously. Our personal injury lawyers can help victims and their families understand their likelihood of finding justice and compensation for these painful injuries.
Top Causes Of Brain Injuries
Most traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) result from a blow to the head. A TBI can also result from sudden acceleration and deceleration, which means the head doesn’t have to hit a surface for damage to occur.
Traumatic brain injuries may or may not involve a loss of consciousness. A victim can also be confused or disoriented. Headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, bleeding or loss of balance are all signs of a traumatic brain injury.
TBIs are generally classified into five categories, including:
- Concussions in which the brain slams against the hard walls of the skull
- Contusions that cause bleeding on the brain, which might require surgery
- Contusions on two sides of the brain from back and forth movement
- Diffuse axonal injuries, which tear nerve tissue
- Penetration injuries in which objects like bone fragments puncture the brain
Common causes of traumatic brain injuries result from a wide variety of situations, such as:
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle or pedestrian accidents
- Intentional violent acts
- Sports injuries
Brain injuries might also be acquired. An acquired brain injury might result from negligent care and treatment by a health care provider. For example, medical negligence could cut off blood supply to the brain during surgery.
Get Help For Major Brain Injuries
A traumatic or acquired brain injury can emotionally and financially burden a family. If you or somebody close to you has suffered a traumatic or acquired brain injury or any catastrophic injury, contact our offices at 866-269-5561 or complete our online form for a free case evaluation.