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Main reasons for traumatic brain injuries 

On Behalf of | Jan 9, 2023 | Injuries |

Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries that people can suffer from, potentially changing their lives forever. Part of the reason for this is that your brain cannot regenerate cells, and so it can struggle to reach complete healing. A traumatic brain injury may never heal entirely. The individual who suffered that injury may have lasting ramifications – such as cognitive or physical impairments.

There are certainly treatment options for brain injuries, and doctors are learning more all the time. Part of the equation is exactly how that injury happened. Let’s look at a few of the main causes.

Injuries suffered in falls

The top reason for a traumatic brain injury is a fall. This could happen when someone slips and falls on the ice, or it could happen when a worker slips on a ladder and falls a significant distance. Every instance is unique, so people can suffer brain injuries even in falls that appear minor.

Motor vehicle accidents

For many people, the most violent event they will ever experience is a motor vehicle accident. This can certainly lead to a traumatic brain injury, even when there are no outward signs. For instance, the head quickly striking an airbag can still cause a serious injury as the brain moves within the skull, putting pressure on individual cells.

Seeking compensation

If you have suffered from a traumatic brain injury, or if a loved one has, be sure you know if you have a right to seek financial compensation from the person responsible. Even if they had no intent to injure you, their negligence could still mean that they should cover costs like medical bills or lost wages.