What are the Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBI, can lead to both short and long-term injuries for victims after an accident. TBI has the potential to cause cognitive, behavioral, and sensory changes after a blow or impact to the skull that injures the brain. Many different types of accidents can lead to a traumatic brain injury, but some causes of TBI are more common than others. The experienced attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates in Nashville have an in-depth understanding of traumatic brain injuries and have helped many clients get the compensation they deserve after an accident. To receive a free consultation of your claims, call or contact our office today.
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries for victims. The force and impact of a car crash can whip a person’s head around or strike it against parts of the vehicle. The debris from a car accident can also cause a penetrating wound in a person’s skull that leads to TBI. Traumatic brain injury may be noticeable immediately after the crash, but it can also manifest symptoms hours after the accident, which is why it is critical that victims seek immediate medical treatment after a car crash.
Falls are another common cause of traumatic brain injuries in personal injury cases. Falls can happen at home, at construction sites, or while out at a restaurant, movie theater, or shopping mall. A fall can happen down a set of stairs, off a ladder, or just while walking around. If the head is not protected, even a simple slip and fall accident on a wet surface has the potential to cause serious TBI for victims.
Intentional violence is another common cause of TBI and can be compensated for in a personal injury accident. Many people are unaware that the victim of intentional violence like a beating, robbery, shooting, or other violent acts can seek civil compensation in addition to any criminal penalties the perpetrator may face in court. Being struck in the head with an object like a bat, shot by a gun, or stabbed in the skull can all cause traumatic brain injuries if the attack uses enough force on the skull or penetrates the brain.
Explosive blasts are the last common cause of traumatic brain injuries. This type of TBI accident happens most often in combat scenarios or on construction sites. With dozens of sites constantly building around Nashville, construction site TBI caused by blasting happens more often than people realize. To learn more, call or contact an experienced personal injury attorney today.
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Have you or someone you know suffered a traumatic brain injury because of an accident? You need a knowledgeable Nashville personal injury attorney by your side to help you through this difficult time and get you the compensation you need for your injuries. Call the office or contact us today at Mitch Grissim & Associates to schedule a free consultation of your claims now.