Phenix City Brain Injury Attorney

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) refers to traumatic brain injuries as “a serious public health concern” in the United States – and one that causes death and disability to thousands of individuals each year. In a single year, there were approximately 2.87 million traumatic brain injury-related emergency room visits, deaths, and hospitalizations.

When the brain is impacted with force and a person sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI), they may experience long-term complications as a result. If you have suffered a TBI due to someone else’s fault, you may be able to file a personal injury claim and recover financial compensation for your losses.

Our lawyers are available to help you understand your legal options. Contact Bence Law Firm LLC now for a free consultation and claim review.

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

A person may suffer a traumatic brain injury as a result of:

  • A bump or blow to the head
  • The head being shaken rapidly
  • The head being subjected to strong rotational forces
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • The brain being penetrated

The types of brain injuries that can result from these traumas are called:

  • Concussions (the most common brain injury type)
  • Contusions
  • Coup-contrecoup injuries
  • Diffuse axonal injuries
  • Penetration injuries
  • Anoxic brain injuries
  • Hypoxic brain injuries

While there is an infinite number of scenarios in which the brain could be affected by one of the traumas listed above, some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injury include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Near-drowning accidents
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Assault and other violent crimes
  • Medical malpractice
  • Birth injuries

A TBI could also result from the use of a dangerous product or an accident that occurs as a result of a hazard on someone else’s property.