What are common causes of traumatic brain injury?

| Sep 30, 2019 | Firm News |

Head injuries can vary in severity based on the cause, the physical state of the victim, and other factors. Some causes are more common than others, however, especially when it comes to traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

FindLaw takes a look at the factors that most often contribute to traumatic brain injuries. These injuries are always caused by external forces. Most commonly, they will involve criminal incidents, workplace accidents, or personal injury cases. Some examples can include: 

  • Slip and fall injuries 
  • Car crashes 
  • Factory accidents 
  • Battery and/or assault 
  • Sports injury 

As you can see, most of the factors that result in TBIs have to do with other parties acting against you in a harmful way through negligence or even malicious intent. Because of this, you may be able to seek compensation for your damages. 

For example, you may be able to pursue damages if you are a construction worker whose hardhat was defective and did not protect you properly from a falling piece of equipment. You can hold a property owner liable if you slip and fall on their grounds if no proper warning was given for safety or tripping hazards. You can also hold an auto manufacturer responsible if their seat belt did not keep you restrained during a car crash. 

If you have been injured in any of the aforementioned situations or suffered under similar circumstances, consider contacting an experienced attorney who can get you the compensation you deserve. This can help you cover costs for the therapy and medical bills that may follow a severe head injury.