Traumatic Brain Injuries
Injuries that cause brain damage as a result of trauma are traditionally referred to as “traumatic brain injuries” or TBIs. Most often, traumatic brain injuries are caused by external forces being applied to the skull which cause either closed-head or open-head injuries.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are often talked about as being:
Other types of Brain Injuries:-
These categories allow doctors, patients and caregivers to categorize and discuss the severity of the head injury and the symptoms a person is experiencing or exhibiting.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
As the name suggests, trauma is the cause of these particular type of brain injuries. Some common types of trauma that lead to TBIs include:
In many situations, the person who causes or contributes to a victim sustaining the TBI can be held legally responsible for the victim’s injuries. This means that a civil action can be filed requiring the responsible party to pay for costs related to the victim’s medical expenses, time missed from work and pain and suffering.
If you or your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, call our office today to discuss your rights against any individuals or companies who may have caused your brain injury. At The Ernst Law Group, we offer free consultations, so there is no cost to you to get the information you need about the law and your options.