A traumatic brain injury is sustained if a person has received enough traumatic force. This force can target the head, directly inflicting damage. But it can also target different parts of the body, with the brain still sustaining damage. The best example is a car accident. The collision doesn’t necessarily send the victim’s head crashing into a hard object, but the shaking that results from it can send the victim’s brain crashing into the skull wall, inflicting damage.
There are two main ways for the head to directly receive force and damage the brain – you can either hit your head strong enough in a solid enough ground or material or get hit in the head with enough force by a durable enough object.
The website of Mazin & Associates, PC has enumerated some of the most common symptoms associated with brain injuries. Physical symptoms include blurred vision, coma, loss of consciousness, persistent headaches, and ringing in the ears. Cognitive symptoms include concentration problems, memory loss, slowness in thinking, and trouble sleeping.
It is sad that these severe effects can be sustained just because you have received tremendous force to the head. But what are the common scenarios where a person can sustain a traumatic brain injury?
· Automobile Collisions
· Premises Liability Cases, Particularly Slipping and Falling Accidents
· Sports Accidents
It is much more tragic when another person is at fault. According to the website of the Sampson Law Firm, when someone else has been negligent or reckless, and this has led into a traumatic brain injury, the victim may have legal options, like pursuing compensation.
It is good to know that the law is on the side of the victims here. After all, the effects of a traumatic brain injury can be life-changing, especially if the injury sustained has been severe. The fact that the accident that has caused the injury has not been the fault of the victim just adds insult to injury.