What Are the Most Common Causes of TBIs?

What Are the Most Common Causes of TBIs?

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often cause significant and sometimes permanent damage to those who sustain them. Though brain injury can happen in a wide range of circumstances and scenarios, some are more common than others. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated Connecticut brain injury lawyer from Casper & de Toledo today to learn more about the most common causes of TBIs and how our legal team can help if you or a loved one is an accident victim in CT.

The Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Traumatic brain injuries have a variety of causes, but some of the most common that we see are as follows:

  • Slip or trip and fall accidents: You may not be shocked to learn that slip or trip and fall accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. This is especially true when it comes to older adults and young children. Often, a serious slip or trip and fall accident can result in a concussion or skull fracture.
  • Motor vehicle crashes: A close second to trip or slip and fall accidents is motor vehicle crashes. Impacts from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and other types of vehicular accidents commonly lead to serious head trauma and brain injuries.
  • Sports injuries: Contact sports, such as football, ice hockey, and soccer, are leading causes of concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries. Note, however, that traumatic brain injuries can occur when playing just about any sport.
  • Assault: When someone takes a blow to the head, such as from a blunt object or even a fist, it often results in a traumatic brain injury. And of course, there are a variety of implements or tools that may cause penetrating head trauma.
  • Medical conditions: Certain conditions, such as a stroke or an aneurysm, can lead to TBI. Even certain conditions that don’t affect the brain directly can indirectly result in TBI. For example, if a person faints or has a seizure and hits their head on the way down, it can result in a serious head or brain injury.

You should note that traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe and can have various short and long-term impacts on a person’s physical and cognitive well-being. For this reason, it is imperative that all TBIs are treated immediately. Prompt diagnosis and treatment can help minimize the harm caused by a TBI and can drastically improve the odds of a full recovery.

Additionally, if you or a loved one has sustained a TBI as a result of someone else’s negligence, there is a strong chance that you will be entitled to compensation, which can help cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and ultimately help you on your road to recovery. Give us a call or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation with our seasoned legal team.