Whether you are in a car accident or a slip-and-fall accident, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause a major disruption to your life. You could be left with a permanent injury and unable to earn a living and/or play with your children. Any head injury, no matter how slight it appears, should be taken seriously.
How a TBI Occurs
A traumatic brain injury occurs when a person suffers a blow to the head. Generally, this occurs in three ways, including:
- When a person’s head is struck with force.
- When a person’s head strikes an object.
- When a person’s brain experiences sudden movement within the skull, though the head’s exterior lacks signs of visual trauma.
Common Causes of TBIs
TBIs are generally the result of an accident of some type. Common accidents resulting in a traumatic brain injury include:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Sporting accidents
- Firearm-related incidents
Common Causes of TBIs in Children
Unfortunately, TBIs occur in children more than we think. Babies and small children are more susceptible to a TBI by abuse, falling from windows, or falling from shopping carts. Older kids are more susceptible to TBIs in recreational, playground, and sport-related accidents.
Common Symptoms of a TBI
A traumatic brain injury can result in a wide range of effects. If you have suffered a blow to the head area, you should look for TBI symptoms such as:
- A concussion.
- Loss of memory
- Impulsive behavior
- Changes in your personality
- Inability to concentrate
- Continual fatigue
- Problems with your vision
All of these are signs that you might have suffered a TBI. You should seek medical attention immediately if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
Preventing a TBI
Though it is almost impossible to predict or prevent an accident resulting in a TBI, you can do certain things to minimize your risk. For instance, make sure you are always wearing a seat belt, a helmet and that you use protective gear associated with the activity in which you are participating. Also, avoid the consumption of alcohol when engaging in an activity that leaves your head vulnerable.
Holding the Responsible Person Liable
You should speak with an experienced TBI attorney, especially if the accident resulting in your injury was someone else’s fault. At Steinberg Injury Lawyers, we have the experience and knowledge to defend your rights.
We will evaluate the merits of your TBI case for free. We have helped countless injury victims get the compensation they deserve and can help you begin building your case today.
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If you or someone you know has been in an accident resulting in a TBI, contact one of our experienced Los Angeles traumatic brain injury attorneys at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385. We can help you plan your next step.