What Causes Traumatic Brain Injury?

What Causes Traumatic Brain Injury?We don’t often see it or talk about it in a medical sense, but the brain is probably the single most important organ humans have as a thinking, feeling species. Our brains are the heart of our personalities, it is because of our brains that we can think, analyze, empathize and come up with new ideas that allow us to move forward. Our brains are what separate us from all other life on Earth, and we owe our thoughts, feelings and intellectual ability to this organ, which is why it shouldn’t surprise anyone that it’s so well protected underneath a solid shell of bone.

But even with the protection nature tries to give us, the brain itself is a delicate organ, and when it gets damaged, it can affect a person’s life in many profound, ultimately negative ways. Traumatic brain injury is one of the most crippling forms of damage that anyone can endure, but how does it happen?

Physics


There are essentially two ways that traumatic brain injury can occur, and they are very different from each other.
The first is the much more straightforward method of direct physical damage. This simply means that if enough kinetic force is applied to the skull, that transfer of impact force goes to the brain and the brain suffers either permanent or temporary deformation, because it is a soft, delicate organ. It is not capable of enduring great forces, and will easily sustain damage when subjected to this.

Traffic accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury as the forces involved in a high speed collision can affect every part of the body, including the skull and brain. In addition, depending on the nature of the traffic accident, the head itself can be subjected to physical trauma from parts of the car impacting it, such as the windshield, or other portions of the automobile.

A blow to the head is another way to sustain TBI. This can take the form of either an actual strike to the head, such as a falling branch hitting the head, or an accident with a baseball bat hitting the head. Or the blow can occur because of the head striking another object, such as in a slip and fall, where someone may fall down a flight of stairs and the head strike a step on the way down.

Illness


The indirect, but no less serious form of damage is through some kind of illness. A brain doesn’t have to sustain physical damage in order to malfunction. Oxygen is a key component of proper brain operation, and if the brain is deprived of oxygen for too long a period of time, such as in the case of a drowning mishap, the results can be permanent and crippling. There are also certain infections that, if not properly diagnosed and treated, can have a serious impact on brain performance, and result in a permanent degradation of performance that the victim simply has to live with.

If you or someone you know has been subjected to a traumatic brain injury, a TBI lawyer experienced in both the debilitating effects of TBI as well as the legal procedures to get compensation can be of great help during this difficult time.


 

Client Testimonials

Attorney David Goldman has been exceptional in the process of helping me through the case. He has always been easy to reach, whether by phone or email, and has thorough knowledge and explains clearly in depth so you feel safe and confident in your lawyer

I used Michael Babboni and his paralegal, Nicole Moore for a legal matter. They went above and beyond my expectations. During the entire process there was constant communication with both Michael and Nicole. They were extremely organized and on top of my case, which I am very grateful for. Michael truly had my best interests at heart and he was very genuine. I plan on referring Michael to all family and friends and will continue to use him in the future.

I dealt most with Mr. Fernandez. I didn’t know a lot about this process. He took the time to speak with me individually, in person, to explain everything. It was very helpful to actually know and understand the process and what to expect. He closed my case quickly, which was nice that it was not prolonged! I appreciated his hard work and getting me what I felt I deserved after my car accident. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an honest and reliable lawyer to assist you with your case!

I hired Mr. Walsh after an automobile accident this past March. He and his entire staff were extremely professional. They kept me informed every step of the way and settled my case in a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help.

Get Your Free Case Review

Fill out my online form.

Law Offices Near You

Sarasota Office

Sarasota

941-954-1234

3550 S Tamiami Trail, 3rd Floor Sarasota Florida 34239

Bradenton Office

Bradenton

941-752-7000

5291 Office Park Blvd. Bradenton Florida 34203

St. Petersburg Office

St. Petersburg

727-381-9200

6446 Central Avenue St. Petersburg Florida 33707

Venice Office

Venice

941-496-9555

3986 S. Tamiami Trail Venice Florida 34293

Englewood Office

Englewood

941-474-4800

2960 S. McCall Rd Englewood Florida 34224

Port Charlotte Office

Port Charlotte

941-613-1141

3986 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte Florida 33952

Arcadia Office

Arcadia

863-494-0122

10 South DeSoto Avenue Arcadia Florida 34266

Fort Myers Office

Fort Myers

239-332-0770

8359 Beacon Blvd Fort Myers Florida 33907

Lakeland Office

Lakeland

863-683-5600

5137 S. Lakeland Dr. Lakeland Florida 33813

Get personal attention from a lawyer with decades of experience.


 
×