Falling down might not seem like a big deal to most people, but for many elderly, as well as young children, falling can be one of the leading causes of serious head injuries. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can impact people’s lives for years, and in many cases, for life. These injuries occur when people suffer some kind of blunt force trauma to their heads. Brain and head injuries are very serious and they can have all kinds of affects on the people who suffer them. Additionally, there are many different causes of TBIs.
According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the elderly are the most at risk for suffering traumatic brain injuries. Meantime, falls are the most common cause of TBIs, and because the elderly and the very young are both more likely to suffer serious falls, that means those two age groups are also the most likely to suffer these kinds of head injuries. However, falls are not the only cause of TBIs. Many people suffer life-altering head injuries in motor vehicle crashes, including those traveling in cars, on motorcycles or even on foot.
Blunt trauma is another leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. Some of these injuries happen by accident, while others occur due to someone willfully causing the victim’s injuries due to violent behavior. Sports-related head and brain injuries are also a common cause of TBIs, as are combat injuries. However, falls and motor vehicle accidents are the two greatest causes of death related to a traumatic brain or head injury.
Any kind of injury to the head can be devastating. Victims of these kinds of injuries can often be affected for life. Some people lose their ability to speak, walk, eat and enjoy life in general. There are many negative affects for those who suffer these types of injuries. That is why anyone who has suffered a serious head or brain injury because someone else has acted recklessly or carelessly, then he or she should receive compensation.
Have you or someone you love suffered a traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s negligent actions? Are you or your loved one still suffering the consequences of those injuries? Don’t wait to take action. Please contact us in Chicago at Michael T. Friedman & Associates PC. We can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. No one should have to suffer a lifetime for someone else’s negligence. Please contact us today by clicking here or give us a call at 312-339-8816.
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