The legal team at The Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley is committed to the injured and their loved ones throughout the greater Sacramento area. This legal help is especially important following a serious injury to the brain.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to severe damage to the brain caused by physical trauma of some form. There are different kinds of head injuries that can result in TBI, including open head injury (the skull is penetrated by an object), closed head injury (skull not penetrated by brain affected nonetheless), and concussions (brain strikes inside of the skull).
Below are some of most common causes of TBI.
Auto Accidents and Vehicle Collisions
Auto accidents and serious vehicular collisions are a common cause of traumatic brain injuries. When vehicles strike with great force, major injuries can occur. This applies to motor vehicles such as cars and motorcycles as well as bikes, skateboards, and other means of getting around. This is why it's so important to wear seat belts and safety restraints, and that you wear a helmet as well whenever possible.
Contact and Combat Sports Injuries
Contact sports and combat sports can both result in serious injury to your brain, especially over a long period of time. Over the years, professional sports organizations (the NFL in particular) have become especially attentive when it comes to concussions and other forms of brain injury, implementing more responsible wellness policies for their athletes.
If you participate in contact or combat sports at any level, it's of the utmost importance that you wear proper protective gear when practicing or in competition. This is a common sense way to avoid serious trauma to your brain in the long run.
Major Slips and Falls
When you experience a major slip or fall, particularly down stairs or from a great height, there is the possibility that you will experience major brain damage or head trauma of some kind. These kinds of injuries are especially of concern for people who work in construction or other kinds of industrial jobs.
Physical Altercations and Assaults
Victims of violence such as assaults and attacks can suffer a traumatic brain injury if they suffer severe or multiple blows to the face and head. If you are the victim of violence, it's of the utmost importance that you seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Injury Sustained in Military Combat
With the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, countless veterans have returned from duty with serious brain injury and brain trauma as a result of their combat experiences. This coupled with PTSD can make returning to civilian life extremely difficult.
The Lasting Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Trauma to the brain can lead to a number of physiological, psychological, and cognitive problems, such as difficulty using limbs, issues with muscle control, problems with memory and attention, mood swings, and depression. This is why it's so important to seek medical help as well as legal help if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by the negligence of another person or party.
Learn More About Brain Injury Litigation
If you or a loved one has sustained a serious head or brain injury, it's of the utmost importance that you contact our personal injury law firm today. The entire team at The Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley will work with you in your time of legal need.