Imagine having to go through life after sustaining a serious brain injury. Some individuals may experience difficulties with motor function or have developmental issues that impact their learning ability and memory.
What many people don’t understand, though, is how these injuries happen. Understanding the potential causes of traumatic brain injuries is important for individuals to recognize what legal rights and options they may have moving forward. Here are some things that may cause a TBI.
Car accidents are common causes of TBIs because of the impact that individuals in the vehicle typically make with the dashboard or frame of the vehicle. The rattling and movement of the head and brain can be very dangerous and result in long-term damage.
Slip and Falls
Slip and falls can be serious when the individual is upended, sending them straight back down to the ground on his or her back and head. This impact can cause a fracture to the skull or trauma to the brain, resulting in long-term effects.
Struck By Accidents
These are common accidents that occur in various workplaces or when negligence is involved resulting in a large or heavy item striking the individual’s head. These impacts can be mild enough to cause a small concussion, or severe enough to result in cognitive issues.
In 2013, the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries was fall-related accidents. This led to over 1.3 million of these types of injuries.
Our San Diego brain injury attorneys at Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Attorneys at Law understand how negligence can play a factor in causing a traumatic brain injury. We work hard to hold those responsible parties accountable for their actions.
Those who suffer TBIs often face a lifetime of obstacles and it’s important to understand your rights moving forward. We’re dedicated to helping you navigate the complex legal process and seeking the most favorable outcome on your behalf.