The brain is a delicate but vitally important organ. Brain injuries are some of the most common causes of death and disability for Colorado residents. Any sudden blow to the head, no matter how minor, can result in a traumatic brain injury and sometimes result in brain damage. Here are some of the most common causes of TBI’s today.
Falls may be the most common cause of traumatic brain injury. For adults, this could be a fall from a bed or ladder. Children or older adults are more likely to suffer a TBI from falling down stairs.
Sports injuries are also a major cause of TBI’s. Traumatic brain injuries may result from sports like football, hockey, baseball, lacrosse or soccer. TBI’s are particularly common in youth sports.
Unfortunately, thousands of people suffer brain injuries every year due to violence. This can be things like domestic violence, child abuse or gunshot wounds. Tragically, infants sometimes suffer traumatic brain injuries from violent shaking.
Vehicle crashes are a major cause of TBI’s. Collisions involving passenger vehicles, motorcycles or bicycles are to blame for thousands of traumatic brain injuries every year. Some TBI’s caused by traffic accidents are severe in nature.
Any type of brain injury can have drastic effects on a person’s life. When brain injuries happen as the result of another person’s negligence, victims in Colorado have a right to speak with an attorney and pursue legal recourse. Damages from a successfully litigated claim could help victims recover lost wages and pay medical expenses.