A brain injury is an acute injury to the brain that can lead to lasting internal and external ramifications. There is no universal cause for this type of injury, but it is commonly a result of auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, and blunt force trauma. The ramifications can be serious for victims living with brain injuries as they not only effect sensory and movement channels, but have also been known to cause changes in mood and demeanor.
The hardest truth about these injuries is that they are not always evident, even to the victim. Sometimes the effects and symptoms are virtually unnoticeable to those around you.
Leading Causes of Head injury and Serious Brain Injury:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Center, the leading causes of traumatic brain injury are:
1. Falls – This can occur on any fall above three feet off the ground.
2. Motor vehicle Accident and can range from mild to severe brain injury.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1.4 million Americans sustain some kind of traumatic brain injury every year. Falls and car accidents are the most common causes of brain injuries, but these injuries can be caused by falling objects or any contact to the head of the victim.
How to Spot Potential Brain Injury
Some brain injuries are obvious and easily diagnosed as such. However, it’s important to watch for these signs as they may be a warning for brain injury:
Frequent Headaches lasting a considerable amount of time
Abrupt changes in mood
Extreme fatigue or irritability
Problems Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury
The initial confusion associated with moderate concussions may only last a few hours, but it can have long-term effects on victims. While many affected by brain injuries can expect recovery, they often live in deficit from that point on. Not to mention the expensive treatments and therapy in order to restore the victims to proper function. If you or someone you love has been a victim to a traumatic brain as a direct result of someone else’s negligence, you might need the help of a seasoned brain injury attorney.
The Beverly Hills Injury Firm is not only interested in aiding in your recovery, but we’re committed to holding those responsible for your injury to the highest standard, and pursuing them to the fullest extent of the law.
Consult with us about your case today at 310-777-5287.