Traumatic Brain Injury

What is a Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury is defined as “a disruption in the brain’s normal function caused by a blow, bump, or jolt to the head; the head suddenly and violently hitting an object; or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.” 
What Causes Brain Injury?

What Causes Brain Injury?

Brain damage can occur as a result of many different types of accidents. The following are the leading causes of such injuries, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  1. Slip and Falls: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in five falls results in some kind of damage, often a brain injury. 
  2. Unintentional blunt trauma: non-penetrating or blunt force trauma refers to an injury of the body by forceful impact, falls, or physical attack with a dull object. An example of this is getting hit with falling debris at a construction site. 
  3. Vehicular Accidents: 14% of all brain injuries result from motor vehicle accidents, mainly car and truck collisions. 
  4. Assault: is the third most common cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI), following falls and road traffic collisions. Around 10% of brain injuries were caused by assault. 
  5. Medical Malpractice: Accidental lack of oxygen during surgery or a failure to adequately monitor a patient might cause permanent brain damage. 
  6. Sports and Recreation: the risk of injury is high in every sport or recreational activity. In fact, ten percent of all occurrences of brain damage are due to both.

Infographic of a Traumatic Brain Injury Degrees

Degrees of Traumatic Brain Injury

Mild Brain Injury: After a minor traumatic brain injury, any loss of consciousness lasts only a few seconds or minutes. There is no requirement for a loss of consciousness to occur; the victim may just look to be shocked. In most cases, scans and other tests of the brain come back normal after a head injury, and the illness is only identified when the patient’s mental state shifts.

Moderate Brain Injury: Loss of consciousness for several hours and persistent disorientation for several weeks are hallmarks of a moderate traumatic brain injury. Complications from even a moderate traumatic brain injury can drag on for months, if not forever. Physical, mental, and behavioral difficulties all fall under this category.

Severe Brain Injury: Crushing strikes or penetrating the skull and brain are the leading causes of severe traumatic brain injuries. Damage of this severity threatens the victim’s very existence, and it’s pretty unlikely that they’ll ever be the same again. Short-term and long-term impairments in sensory perception, cognitive capacity, emotional regulation, and linguistic ability are all possible outcomes. Age also increases the likelihood of developing epilepsy, early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, or Parkinson’s.

Contact Gosuits for Your Traumatic Brain Injury Case

A brain injury lawyer should be contacted during these crucial early phases. In such situations, the responsibility of a brain injury attorney is not just to give solid legal support to assist you in collecting any damages. They also act as your advocate, ensuring that you are compensated not only financially, but also emotionally for the toll these injuries have had on your life.

Our competent brain injury attorneys can assist you in obtaining necessary medical care and pursuing compensation for your traumatic brain damage. The best person to represent your interests is a lawyer experienced in traumatic brain injury cases. If you’ve been injured and need legal representation, don’t hesitate to call GoSuits’ Personal Injury Lawyers immediately for a free consultation.


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