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What Are The Most Common Causes Of Brain Injury?

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Common Brain Injuries

Serious accidents, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), can happen anywhere in the US, including at Kenosha’s Public Museum, Civil War Museum, or the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. Other TBIs happen in car accidents across Wisconsin, too.

Below, find out about the most common causes of brain injury. Suppose you or a loved one has a traumatic brain injury from a personal injury caused by someone’s negligence. In that case, a Kenosha traumatic brain injuries lawyer at the Law Offices of John V. O’Connor may be able to assist you.

Concussion

Many concussions are considered a ‘mild’ TBI, but there still can be adverse health effects for months or years. Car accidents often cause concussions when the head hits the windshield, steering wheel, or windshield. If you have a concussion, you could experience nausea, dizziness, ringing in your ears, and blurry vision.

Acquired Brain Injury

This TBI can happen without an impact to the skull. Instead, this brain injury may be due to a problem in the body, such as a medical error that prevents blood from reaching the brain for several minutes. When insufficient oxygen is in the brain, millions of cells may die, limiting brain function. Any part of the brain may be affected, including the cerebrum, medulla, or cerebellum.

Skull Fracture

When a blow to the head is severe enough, the skull can fracture. This may cause bleeding, brain swelling, contusions, and concussions. Skull fractures occur in auto accidents and slip-and-fall cases.

Skull Penetration

This severe TBI happens when an object penetrates the skull and damages brain tissue. Many of these injuries are fatal, but even if your loved one survives, they may have severe lifelong cognitive deficits. They may need help dressing, bathing, using the restroom, and much more.

Coup-Contrecoup

This is a TBI that involves two sites on the brain. It occurs when the head slams into a hard object, such as the steering wheel. First, the brain’s forward motion causes a TBI on the front of the brain. Then, the organ rebounds and slams into the back of the skull. This double-whammy injury can be difficult and expensive to treat.

Why Obtain Compensation For A Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury is expensive to treat. Some TBIs can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for life for medical costs and rehabilitation. Many collateral issues come up with TBIs, too, including reduced quality of life, degraded personal relationships, and inability to care for oneself. If these things have happened to you or a loved one, you should seek compensation from the person or entity who caused the accident.

Speak To Our Kenosha Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you suffered a traumatic brain injury in Kenosha, you will face many expenses and hurdles in the future. Many people need lifelong care. If you suffered a TBI, you could receive compensation for lost earnings, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Contact our Kenosha personal injury attorneys at (262) 605-8400 for a complimentary consultation.

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