Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be devastating for everyone involved. Even with all of our advanced medical technology, scientists are still learning about the causes and treatments for traumatic brain injuries. We now know that even small injuries to a person’s brain can have lasting consequences. Many people with severe traumatic brain injuries require daily care, creating a significant financial burden. When another person’s negligence or recklessness causes a traumatic brain injury, the victim can bring a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, and they often happen when a person is least expecting it. Many slips and fall accidents happen in grocery stores, retail stores, parking lots, and on icy sidewalks. When people fall and hit their heads on the hard ground, their brains can become damaged and in some cases, a brain hemorrhage can occur. Slip and fall accidents can cause skull fractures, traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding, or any combination of these severe injuries.
Concussions or TBIs (traumatic brain injuries) can be caused when items or merchandise fall and hit a person’s head often times while shopping. If an object such as a heavy box, store products, or merchandise may be improperly stacked on a shelf or not properly secured. Falling objects can cause bleeding, fractures, and other head injuries.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries: Car Accidents
Traumatic brain injuries that occur from car accidents can happen when a person’s head slams against the dashboard. However, a person’s head does not need to collide with any object for a traumatic brain injury to happen. The force that is placed on a person’s brain upon impact can cause the brain to slam against a person’s skull, often causing swelling or bleeding in the brain. These types of injuries are called closed head injuries, but open head injuries can also happen if a piece of debris or metal fractures a person’s skull during the accident.
Researchers have found that sports injuries are one of the leading causes of concussions. Injuries incurred while engaging in wrestling, football, volleyball, and even basketball can all result in brain injuries. If your child is playing on a sports team and his or her coach or school failed to provide adequate safety equipment or acted negligently, you may be able to bring a lawsuit for compensation.
Medical malpractice is another leading cause of brain injuries, especially among newborn babies. When doctors make mistakes and fail to provide patients with enough oxygen in time, patients can suffer from hypoxia or oxygen deprivation which often results in traumatic brain injuries.
Contact Our Traumatic Brain Injury Law Firm Today
If you or your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Griggs Injury Law today to schedule your free initial consultation.