What Are the Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury?

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A traumatic brain injury can leave you or a loved one dealing with the repercussions of your injury for some time. A traumatic brain injury is one that is often caused by head trauma, lack of oxygen to the brain, or violent movement of the skull. They occur often as a result of falls, construction accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice and slip and fall incidences.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic injuries can occur in a plethora of ways. They do not always include a skull fracture or open wound and do not always involve the victim going unconscious. Here are the most common causes of traumatic brain injury:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Violence or a gunshot wound
  • Falls

Traumatic brain injuries are not the only type of brain injury that can occur. Non-traumatic brain injuries, sometimes called acquired brain injuries are the result of a condition within the body. While traumatic brain injuries can be attributed to an event (and therefore negligence can be established) non-traumatic brain injuries can be the cause of medical malpractice. These are the most common causes of non-traumatic brain injury:

  • Stroke
  • Illnesses such as cancer/Tumors
  • Hypoxia (otherwise known as a lack of oxygen)
  • Brain infections or inflammation
  • Other infections

But how do you know if you or your loved one is suffering from a brain injury? Here are a few symptoms that you may notice. Some are physical or function, while others are emotional and behavioral.

  • Difficulty balancing
  • Blurry vision (where they was not previously blurry vision)
  • Minor vision issues
  • Headache
  • Changes in sensory perception
  • Trouble speaking
  • Difficulty forming sentences
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Difficulty with logic, focus and/or rationality
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Seizures
  • Personality changes
  • Memory impairments
  • Confusion

If you or someone you love suffered from a traumatic brain injury because of the negligence or wrongful conduct of another person, you have the right to be compensated fairly for your injuries. That is where the lawyers of [LAW FIRM] come in. We know that traumatic brain injuries may result in long-lasting consequences for not only the victim, but their family members and loved ones. A traumatic brain injury could leave you with:

  • Costly medical care
  • Physical and emotional challenges
  • Decreased function that impacts your quality of life
  • Inability to return to work
  • Rehabilitation  

Working with medical experts and other specialists, your attorney will help you understand your options and calculate a compensation that is fair and just for the cost of your rehabilitation, loss of earnings and earning capacity, disability, medical expense and pain and suffering.

If you or someone who loved has experienced a traumatic brain injury as the result of an car accident, slip and fall or other personal injury case caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have a case. Call to speak with a brain injury lawyer Miami, FL trusts to get them a settlement that they deserve.

Contact Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. for their insight into personal injury cases and causes of brain injuries.