Common Causes of Brain Injuries

Injuries to the brain are among the most unsettling injuries. They are not only serious injuries with serious consequences, but they can also go undetected until they become more dangerous and more difficult to treat. While nearly any kind of accident can lead to a brain injury, there are several causes that are closely associated with these often devastating injuries. If someone else’s negligence leaves you or a loved one with a brain injury, consult with a Round Rock personal injury lawyer today.

Identifying Common Causes

The Mayo Clinic identifies falls and car accidents as the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which is how most brain injuries – including concussions – are classified. Further, these two types of accidents often lead to personal injury cases.

Injuries to the brain are typically caused by the impact and force of an accident – often when the head is forcefully thrust back and forth on the neck. Slip and fall accidents and car accidents provide ample opportunities to sustain a serious brain injury. It’s important to recognize that such injuries can be asymptomatic until they develop into more serious symptoms that are difficult to ignore. If you or someone you love is involved in a slip and fall or car accident – even if you don’t believe you’ve been seriously injured – it is in your best interest to seek immediate medical attention to help rule out a brain injury.  

Slip and Falls

While the term slip and fall may not inspire fear in you, slip and fall accidents can be surprisingly dangerous and injurious. Slip and falls are the most common cause of TBIs, and young children and older adults are the most vulnerable. When you are out and about running errands or simply enjoying your day in a public space – such as in a store, restaurant, or other business – there are a variety of dangers associated with slip and falls that you may encounter:

  • Uneven, cracked, broken, or poorly maintained walkways, entryways, aisles, or corridors
  • Common areas in businesses that are precariously, haphazardly, or poorly maintained
  • Worn, torn, bunched, rough, or uneven flooring or carpeting
  • Slippery walking surfaces
  • Inadequate lighting

Any of these – and many more besides – can lead to dangerous slip and fall accidents, the most common cause of brain injuries.

Car Accidents

Car accidents are second only to slip and falls when it comes to causing dangerous brain injuries. The immense impact of a car accident can cause serious – even fatal – brain injuries. Brain injuries are associated with significant physical and emotional damages that can blossom over time, and they should never be discounted or ignored.

If You’ve Sustained a Brain Injury Due to Someone Else’s Negligence, Consult with an Experienced Round Rock Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you’ve suffered a brain injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, attorney Elissa Henry at Elissa I. Henry Law Firm, PLLC, in Round Rock has the compassion, experience, and commitment to help you. For more information, please contact us online or call us at (512) 766-4529 today.