Accidents happen all the time. And when you are involved in one, you might end up with life-altering injuries. One of the injuries you can sustain following an accident is damage to the brain.
Brain damage occurs when the skull is subjected to trauma. This happens when the injury victim is struck by or collides with an object. Depending on the severity of the impact, brain damage can be permanent or temporary. If you sustain a brain injury following an accident that was not your fault, it is important that you file a brain injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Brain damage can result from a range of accidents. Here are some of them:
Slip and fall accidents
According to the CDC, nearly 20% of slip and fall accidents result in serious injuries like broken bones and brain damage. Many of those falls are attributable to property owner negligence.
Depending on the nature and severity of the impact, a car accident can leave you with serious head and brain injuries. Some of the brain injuries you are likely to sustain following a car accident include closed head injuries, open head injuries, frontal lobe injuries, brain hemorrhage and concussions.
Unlike vehicles that have restraints like airbags and crumple zones, bikes have no protection whatsoever. As such, accidents involving cyclists tend to be very devastating. Even when a cyclist is putting on the right protective gear, they are still likely to suffer head injuries if they fall on the tarmac or collide with other cyclists or motor vehicle.
A pedestrian hit while crossing the road has no protection from hard tarmac or the vehicle’s body. As such, they are likely to suffer head trauma among other injuries.
The emotional, physical and financial implications of a brain injury can be far-reaching. If you sustain a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligent acts, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.