Accidents That Cause Brain Injury
Brain injuries can be caused by a number of different accidents. They have the potential to impact you in many different ways—among them, physically, emotionally, or behaviorally.
Brain injuries caused by force or trauma are often the result of another person or entity’s carelessness. When this is the case, you may be able to recover compensation from the party responsible. A personal injury lawyer can help with this.
Read on to learn more about some of the accidents that can cause brain injury.
Which Accidents Can Cause Traumatic Brain Injury?
Brain injuries can be grouped into two categories: traumatic or nontraumatic brain injuries. The latter typically refers to brain injuries not caused by force or by a blow to the head. The former, on the other hand, are often the result of a traumatic event.
Depending on the cause, nontraumatic—or acquired—brain injuries may not be caused by the negligence of another party, but rather by internal factors within the individual’s body. One example of an exception is acquired brain injury due to medical error during birth.
Most brain injury claims will deal with traumatic brain injuries sustained in an accident. While in theory the causes of these accidents could be any event involving trauma to the head/brain, a list of the most common causes of traumatic brain injury could include:
- Car accidents
- Falls from heights
- Work accidents
- Sporting injuries
- Physical assault, with or without a weapon
Any of the above could lead to a cause of action in a personal injury claim against the responsible parties for the injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a head or brain injury because of someone else’s negligence or fault, filing a claim could help you recover much-needed financial compensation.
Understanding the Symptoms of Brain Injury
The symptoms of a brain injury can vary, depending on the type of injury suffered. Some examples of common injuries following a traumatic brain injury include:
- Personality changes
- Behavioral issues
- Difficulty concentrating or balancing
- Loss of speech or trouble communicating
- Impaired memory
- Loss of executive function
- Vision problems
- Many others
How Can a Brain Injury Claim Help?
Brain injuries often lead to devastating impacts on your life. That’s why taking timely action against the parties responsible is so important—especially if you are seeking compensation for your medical injuries or lost earning capacity.
Although brain injury claims can be difficult to litigate, an experienced attorney can help you by examining the background of your case, reaching out to the involved parties and required medical experts, and doing whatever it takes to help you secure a maximum settlement for your damages.
Reach Out to a Brain Injury Lawyer Right Away
The statute of limitations makes pursuing compensation for your brain injuries a time-sensitive matter. Contact a brain injury lawyer with The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo as soon as possible to mitigate the impact of legal deadlines.
Call us at 561-659-6366 or fill out the form below with some details about your case to get set up with a free consultation now.