Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

Depending on its severity, a traumatic brain injury may resolve in days or weeks, or it may last throughout a victim’s lifetime. Get the facts on the common causes of and treatments for traumatic brain injury.

What Causes Traumatic Brain Injury?

Anything that causes a violent or sudden strike or blow to the brain may lead to a traumatic brain injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading causes of traumatic brain injury-related deaths varied by age in 2014:

  • Falls were the leading cause of death for those 65 and older

  • Intentional self-harm was the leading cause of death for those 45-64

  • Motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death for those 15-34

Traumatic brain injuries may be mild, moderate, or severe. The prognosis for traumatic brain injuries depends on the magnitude of the injury received. Mild traumatic brain injuries, for example, may resolve in days or weeks if the victim gets proper rest. Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries, on the other hand, may last throughout a victim’s life and may affect their ability to live independently and earn an income.

Depending on the type of traumatic brain injury received, a victim may have to take certain medications or undergo surgical procedures. Additionally, if the injury is severe, the victim may require in-home care or assistive devices.

This is why it’s important for traumatic brain injury victims to contact a qualified personal injury attorney who can help them recover the compensation they need for these sudden, unexpected medical expenses and lost wages.

If you or someone you love has received a traumatic brain injury in an accident, our Clearwater personal injury attorneys can protect your rights. Your life has been forever changed—you should not have to pay for someone else’s negligence in addition to that. At Roman & Gaynor, we have recovered millions for brain injury victims and we’re prepared to fight for you too.

Contact us today at (727) 877-1212 to learn how we can help you.

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