Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Anytime a bodily organ is injured, victims can experience debilitating and potentially life-threatening complications. But no injured organ can have as profound an impact on a victim’s life as an injured brain. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can range from mild (concussions) to severe, and both have the potential cause temporary to permanent personality changes, physical and mental disabilities, and even death.
TBI victims often need help with some or all aspects of everyday life. Victims of severe TBIs may be completely unable to care for themselves and require caregivers or family members to feed them, bathe them, and keep them from developing pressure sores.
At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, our Arkansas brain injury lawyers know how devastating brain injuries are. We’ve helped many victims and their families get compensation after a variety of accidents led to their TBIs, such as:
- Auto accidents – In addition to the risk of their heads impacting their steering wheels or dashboards at high speeds, car accident victims can also suffer TBIs when their brains move inside their skulls, causing severe damage.
- Falls – Whether it’s falling out of bed, slipping in the bath, or tripping down a flight of stairs, falls are one of the most common causes of TBIs—especially in older adults or young children.
TBIs are often the result of freak accidents that can’t be foreseen—but in some cases, they’re due to negligence. If you or someone you love suffered a TBI because of another person’s or party’s negligence, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation.