Of the many different types of injuries that a person can experience, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most difficult to deal with. Concussions or other types of injuries that cause harm to the brain may not have any obvious physical symptoms, and they may not begin to affect a person until days or weeks after the injury occurred. However, they can have a long-lasting impact on a victim’s health and well-being, resulting in chronic pain, sensory problems, difficulties with balance and coordination, mood disorders, or seizures. When these injuries are caused by another person’s negligence or intentional actions, victims will need to work with a personal injury lawyer to determine how they can receive compensation that will address the ways their life and health have been affected.
Situations Where TBIs May Occur
Some of the most common causes of brain injuries include:
Falls – A person may slip or trip due to wet floors, snowy or icy sidewalks, obstacles in walkways, or damaged walking surfaces such as torn carpets or missing floor tiles. A fall accident can cause a person to strike their head on the ground or other objects, leading to serious brain trauma. These injuries can be even more severe if a person falls a significant distance, such as when a defective railing or damaged stairwell causes them to fall to a lower level.
Car accidents – The impact between two vehicles can cause drivers or passengers to strike their head on a steering wheel, dashboard, the car’s frame, or other objects. Victims of pedestrian accidents or motorcycle accidents are especially likely to suffer brain injuries since they have less protection than those who are inside passenger vehicles.
Construction site accidents – Workers can suffer traumatic brain injuries in falls that occur due to defective ladders or scaffolds, unprotected holes in floors or roofs, or inadequate safety equipment. Brain injuries can also occur if a person is struck on the head by falling objects or construction equipment that is not operated safely.
Sports injuries – Athletes who participate in contact sports will often experience damage to brain tissue that builds up over time, even when the proper protective equipment is used. Brain injuries can also occur if a person is struck by a ball, bat, or other equipment. Children are especially at risk for these types of injuries, and coaches and athletic personnel should take the proper safety precautions to ensure that athletes are safe from harm.
Assaults – Brain injuries may be intentionally inflicted, including in situations such as robberies or bar fights. Victims of domestic violence may also suffer brain trauma due to physical abuse by a family member or a person in their household.
Contact Our Decatur Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a member of your family have suffered a traumatic brain injury, the attorneys of Kanoski Bresney can work with you to pursue financial compensation. We will help you gather evidence showing that another person was responsible for your injury, and we will take legal action to make sure you will be compensated for all of your damages, including the medical treatment you have received, the impact your injury has had on your ability to earn an income, and the physical and emotional pain and suffering you and your family have experienced. Contact our Champaign traumatic brain injury lawyers today at 888-826-8682 (888-U-COUNT-2) to arrange a complimentary consultation.