When the head is injured, the damage can sometimes be far more serious or complicated than it seems. Head injuries are often complex, problematic, and long-lasting. Even a seemingly minor blow to the head could result in a serious injury. Traumatic brain injuries typically occur due to some great blow to the head, or by a penetrative injury that directly injures the brain. When someone has suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is important to discover the cause of the damage in order to determine potential liability. If you or someone you love suffered a traumatic brain injury, make sure you know how such damage is commonly caused.
Common causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
Slip and Fall Accidents: Slipping on a wet floor, loose debris, an unsteady ladder, or some other unsteady surface could cause a serious slip and fall accident. Or, in some cases a piece of fallen debris or another object could cause someone to slip and fall, seriously injuring his or her head.
Car Crashes: In a car crash, a traumatic brain injury can happen when the head comes into contact with a seat back, dashboard, steering wheel, door, or any other object. Motorcycle accidents, truck crashes, and pedestrian accidents might also cause serious brain injuries.
Acts of Violence: Brain injuries, traumatic and otherwise, can also be caused by damages inflicted by another person. Whether through assault, a gunshot wound, domestic violence, child abuse, or some other type of violence, these types of head injuries can be very severe and life-threatening.
Birth Injuries: Birthing a child can be traumatic and damaging if the medical staff attending the mother and baby are not completely competent and experienced. If the child is handled improperly by medical staff, or birthing instruments are used incorrectly, it could result in a serious infant head injury.
Work-Related Accidents: Any type of accident can occur at work, including head injuries. Factory work, construction work, or other labor-intensive jobs are more susceptible to traumatic brain injuries and other serious harm. However, slip and fall accidents can occur in any work environment and can sometimes be just as damaging.
Traumatic brain injuries can be extremely painful and can cause lasting damage that can affect you and your family for the duration of your life. Individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries often require ongoing medical treatment, especially if they have suffered lasting mental or physical damage. Sometimes the event itself leads the injured individual to seek therapy, which can be costly. Or, if the injury caused more serious damage the injured party may require living assistance or in-home nurse care, not to mention the toll such stress could put on the individual’s family members.
If you or someone you love suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence or carelessness of another person, you may be eligible to seek compensation for the resulting damage.
If you suffered a traumatic brain injury and need to speak to a personal injury lawyer, contact Klein Frank, P.C..