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Brain Injuries and How They are Caused

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Brain injuries are amongst the most debilitating injuries that one can receive, and they can be received through a variety of different forces. Brain injuries that happen after birth are categorized as traumatic brain injuries and acquired brain injuries. Victims of severe brain injuries are usually handicapped for life, having to rely on their loved ones to help them do things that you and I might consider second nature.

Victims of brain damage are not completely helpless. Many survivors are able to perform tasks and overcome obstacles that their doctor’s would have thought were impossible under the victim’s circumstance. A positive attitude and a passion to live life to its fullest have proven to be powerful allies for those adjusting to their new lifestyle.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

If you received brain damage resulting from a head injury, chances are that it would be categorized as a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries are usually caused by a direct blow to the head, where the force of the blow can break through the skull and damage the soft brain tissue. This type of TBI can be caused by:

  1. Falls
  2. Motor Vehicle Accidents
  3. Sports
  4. Firearms
  5. Assaults/Physical Violence

Acquired Brain Injuries

A common misconception about brain trauma is that it is always acquired as a result of a direct blow to the head. Acquired brain injuries occur on a cellular level. In other words, these injuries are sustained because the cells throughout the entire brain are affected. This type of injury is commonly cause by

  1. Asphyxia (when the body is deprived of oxygen for extended periods of time. This can occur during near drowning accidents or choking)
  2. Excessive blood loss
  3. Injuries in which the chest has been crushed
  4. Stroke and heart attack
  5. Illness or disease
  6. Exposure to toxic chemicals

Head trauma is not always the fault of another. Too often, however, head trauma is due to the negligence or criminal action of someone else. If you believe that you or your loved one suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s negligent or criminal behavior, you should seek legal advice.

Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

If you or a family member have been involved in an accident, call a Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys California traumatic brain injury lawyer for a free professional evaluation of your case by attorneys who have represented over 6,000 clients since 1978. You will experience award winning representation and outstanding personal service by a friendly law firm in a comfortable environment.

Call 800-259-6373. The call is free. The advice may be priceless.

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