Traumatic Brain Injury
Types of Catastrophic Brain Injuries
A common occurrence in
personal injury accidents is that a victim's head will have sustained trauma. Depending
on the type of accident, those injuries could range from mild to
catastrophic. When people use the term "head injury" they are likely talking
about a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. These two terms are near synonymous.
The only difference is that a head injury can refer to external damage
as well, while a TBI deals with the brain in particular. The brain is
such a vital component to the human body that many people who sustain
brain injuries cannot recover. While head injuries of this nature can
happen in virtually any capacity, the following are some of the most common:
Motor Vehicle Collisions: Passengers in vehicles do not have their heads secured by anything. Although
there are airbags and seatbelts, the head is left on its own and may become
violently jerked or hit a part of the vehicle in a collision, causing
a brain injury.
Work-Related Accidents: Those who work in physically demanding fields such as construction are
at high risk for TBI. Although the job is dangerous, head injuries are
never excusable. If you were injured in this way at work, you may be entitled
to a claim.
Sports Injuries: Athletes are another group of people that are seriously at risk for sustaining
brain trauma. Sports like football, rugby, baseball and more all put players
at risk for head injuries. Even athletes may be entitled to personal injury claims.
Woodstock Personal Injury Attorney for Catastrophic Injury
If you were involved in any of the above accidents or a related accident
and sustained a brain injury, you may be suffering from a concussion.
More serious accidents will leave victims hospitalized and possibly unable
to function. 40 percent of those who suffer brain injuries end up dying.
If your loved one is suffering in this way, contact a Woodstock personal
injury lawyer at our firm immediately.
Contact a Woodstock catastrophic injury lawyer
at Jones & Swanson.