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The Most Common Causes of Brain Injuries

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northbrook brain injury lawyerAccording to national statistics, more than 150 people die from brain-trauma-related injuries each day. One year-long study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concluded that about 1.5 million people suffer a brain injury each year.

The medical definition of a traumatic brain injury is any injury to the head which disrupts or interferes with the victim’s normal brain function. Many of these types of injuries are sustained in accidents that were caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for losses the injury has caused.

For many victims, a brain injury results in permanent life changes. Many suffer from memory loss, chronic headaches, and permanent brain damages. Although a brain injury can occur in any type of accident, the following are the most common.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Although many people tend to think the most common injuries suffered from slip and fall accidents are back injuries, broken bones, or sprains, the reality is that these types of accidents are the number one causes of brain injuries. When a person falls, their head smashing against the ground or floor can cause serious to severe injury to the brain.

When a victim suffers a slip and fall injury at a business or location owned by someone else, such as an apartment complex, they may be able to pursue damages for their injuries if the fall was the result of negligence on the part of the property owner. A brain injury attorney can evaluate your case to determine if you have a valid premises liability case.

Vehicle Accidents

With millions of people injured in vehicle accidents each year, it is no surprise that some of the most severe injuries involve brain injuries. When the impact of the crash occurs, many brain injury victims have their heads slammed into the steering wheel or sides of the vehicle. Brain injury can also occur if loose objects inside the vehicle are flung around or during a rear-end crash when the victim’s head is flung back and forth.

If you have been involved in a car crash, even a minor one, you should seek medical attention to determine if you have been injured. It can sometimes take hours or even days for symptoms of some injuries to appear. That delay can not only affect your health, but it can also have a negative impact on any car accident injury claim or lawsuit you may file.

Call a Northbrook Personal Injury Lawyer for Legal Help

Every brain injury has the potential to turn into a serious and debilitating condition. Even symptoms of a minor concussion, such as blurred vision or headaches, can suddenly and without warning escalate into catastrophic issues later on if they are not addressed right away. Contact Gruzmark Law, Ltd. at 847-729-7660 to schedule a free consultation with a seasoned Cook County brain injury attorney and find out what legal recourse you may have.

 

Sources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/symptoms-causes/syc-20378557

https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/pubs/tbi_report_to_congress.html

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