Causes of Brain Injury
Of all the injuries commonly sustained in personal injury accidents, brain injuries are among the most devastating. A healthy, fully functional brain is essential to nearly everything a person does, from complex tasks such as critical thinking and problem solving to tasks as simple as tying one’s shoes. When the brain is injured even slightly, a person’s quality of life can be seriously compromised. Serious brain injuries can result in a lifetime of pain, immobility, or even premature death.
The Daytona Beach personal injury attorneys of Chanfrau & Chanfrau have dedicated their professional lives to representing injured accident victims and their families. Throughout the years, they have helped many brain injury victims to recover the full measure of compensation to which they are entitled under the law, giving them the financial support they need to afford the care they require. They have handled a multitude of cases arising from a variety of accidents, including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other incidents resulting from another party’s negligent or deliberately wrongful actions.
If you or a member of your family has sustained a brain injury through the fault of another party, regardless of the cause, our Daytona Beach brain injury attorneys are here for you. We can fight for your right to fair compensation for your medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses and expenses. If, tragically, you have lost a loved one due to a brain injury suffered in an accident, we can also fight for damages to cover funeral costs and future losses and expenses, such as loss of support, loss of consortium, and loss of benefits.
For further information about brain injury litigation or to arrange an evaluation of your case, please contact the Daytona Beach personal injury law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau today.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Traumatic brain injury generally occurs as a result of a blow to the head or the piercing of the skull by an object. The resulting injury may be temporary, but in the case of serious accidents is often permanent. In many cases, the traumatic brain injury produces few or no symptoms until days or even weeks after the event that caused the injury.
The most important piece of advice our Daytona Beach auto accident attorneys could possibly give you is to seek medical attention after a blow to the head even if you feel that you weren’t affected by that blow. Don’t wait for symptoms to manifest themselves. The brain’s delicate tissues could be torn, bruised, or bleeding without your even realizing it. The sooner a brain injury is diagnosed and treated, the more likely you are to avoid serious long-term complications.
The most common causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Being struck by a falling object
- Sports accidents
- Construction site and other workplace accidents
- Violent crimes
- Falls from ladders and other high places
- Surgical errors and other acts of medical malpractice
If you or someone you love has been involved in any of the above accidents, be sure to seek medical assistance immediately if you haven’t already. Then contact the attorneys of Chanfrau & Chanfrau for an evaluation of your potential brain injury case.