The Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

Aug 25, 2016 @ 08:18 AM — by Kerry Steigerwalt

A scan of a man’s body, revealing a brain injuryAny serious injury is going to be the source of tremendous pain, confusion, and emotional and financial hardship for the victim and his or her family. However, there are few injuries as potentially severe in their long-term consequences as a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. When a traumatic brain injury comes as the sudden and unexpected result of an accident that could have been avoided if not for someone else’s negligent behavior, it’s all the more tragic.

At our law firm, our legal team comprises aggressive, experienced personal injury attorneys with extensive experience and a history of success in handling TBI cases, covering the full range of causes of traumatic brain injury. Our San Diego, CA law firm is led by one of the best-known and highly respected attorneys in the nation. Our access to the resources necessary to building the strongest cases possible on behalf of our clients is second to none, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the full measure of compensation to which you are entitled if the lives of you and your loved ones have been turned upside down by traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic brain injury cases can be among the most complex in personal injury law, regardless of the cause of the injury. We invite you to read the following information about the most common causes of traumatic brain injury and then contact our law firm today for a review of your potential TBI case. We would be pleased to inform you of your legal rights and options.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

In the context of this phrase, the “trauma” in “traumatic” literally refers to an injury to tissue caused by some external force. In this case, the force may take the form of an object coming into contact with or penetrating the skull or a sudden, violent jolt that causes the skull to whip back and forth or from side to side. In either event, the brain collides either with the inside wall of the skull or, in the event that an object penetrated the skull, with that object.

Some traumatic brain injuries, particularly those that involve open head wounds, are immediately apparent. These may be quite severe, but at least they are generally treated right away. Potentially even more dangerous are traumatic brain injuries that produce no symptoms initially, as is often the case. Victims may appear to emerge from an accident completely unscathed, only to have the symptoms of their brain injury become apparent days, weeks, months, or even years later. At this point, irreparable or possibly even terminal damage has been done. This is why accident victims should always seek immediate medical help, even if they think they are perfectly all right.

Traumatic brain injuries can occur as a result of virtually any serious accident, including:

  • Car, truck, motorcycle, SUV, public transportation, and other motor vehicle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Construction, warehouse, and other workplace accidents
  • Sports accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Violent attacks
  • Medical malpractice
  • Accidents that occur from using defective products, including dangerous drugs

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