The Most Common Causes of Brain Injuries

The Most Common Causes of Brain Injuries

Elderly man with head injury in a wheel chairDiscovering the potential causes of a brain injury is important for those who have already been affected to take legal action, and for others to understand how to protect themselves. Traumatic brain injuries are most commonly caused by the following situations:

For those injured, it’s important to recognize how these situations can be caused by negligence in order to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. Here is more information about each of these causes.

Motor Vehicle Accidents and Brain Injuries

Motor vehicle accidents are far too common with tens of thousands of collisions occurring annually. Whether they involve single vehicles, multiple vehicles, commercial trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, or pedestrians, motor vehicle accidents have the potential to cause serious brain injuries.

When a motor vehicle accident occurs, the passengers often move around the cabin and there is a potential for the head to make contact with the frame, dashboard, or other parts of the vehicle. The brain colliding with the skull is what can cause the brain injury to occur.

Slip and Falls

When someone slips and falls, they could be essentially up-ended where their head makes contact with the ground first. If this happens, it can cause significant skull fractures, brain bleeds, damage to the tissues surrounding the brain, and more.

Birth Injuries

Far too often, medical professionals are negligent in their actions when delivering babies. They either fail to monitor the pregnancy, fail to identify the need for a Cesarean section, or allow the delivery to be prolonged. If this is the case, the baby may be without oxygen for an extended period of time, which can cause brain injury.

Whether you sustained brain injuries as a result of negligence, know that you have potential rights to seek legal action against the negligent party. This may include seeking compensation for the damages associated with the injuries, including the medical expenses, lost income, and more.

Our Clearwater brain injury attorneys at Roman & Gaynor are committed to your best interests and needs. We focus on your rights as we aim to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions and pursue justice on your behalf.

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