Causes of Brain Injury in Renton, WA
A traumatic brain injury is a blow, bump, jolt of the head, or penetration of the skull that disrupts the normal functions of the brain. A traumatic brain injury can cause a wide range of short and long-term symptoms, which may affect a person’s physical, cognitive, and/or emotional functions.
Most traumatic brain injuries are the result of preventable accidents. Here, the brain injury lawyers at Quick Law Group, PLLC, serving Bellevue, WA and surrounding areas, review common causes of brain injury in Renton, WA.
Across the country, slips and falls are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury. Falls can be caused by a number of different factors. Slippery surfaces, uneven pavement, poor lighting, tripping hazards, and unsafe work conditions are just some of the circumstances that can result in a fall for our Bellevue clients.
Falls can cause a number of damages, including a traumatic brain injury. If the head hits the ground or another object when falling, the brain is likely to move around inside the skull, which can cause its tissues to become damaged. Depending on the factors that caused the fall, injury victims may be able to file a premises liability or personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for their losses.
Automobile accidents are another common cause of brain injuries in the Renton area. The impact of a car crash often causes the body to jerk in a back and forth motion. This can put a great deal of strain on the neck and head. If the force is great enough, the brain can strike against the inside of the skull, resulting in a brain injury. The degree of brain injury sustained in a car crash can vary from mild to severe. While some injuries, such as a concussion, may cause short-term damages, others can prove catastrophic, or deadly. Persons or parties found liable for an automobile accident should be held accountable for all resulting losses, including injury damages.
The third leading cause of traumatic brain injuries is being struck in the head by an object, which is a risk of many sports. Sports accidents are a common cause of brain injuries among children and teens. The most common brain injury to result from a sports accident is a concussion. Although many concussions cause mild symptoms that resolve within a few days or weeks, more severe concussions can result in long-term side effects and complications.
Although less common than the accidents mentioned above, assault is another cause of traumatic brain injuries. Violent attacks frequently cause damage to the head and brain that can cause long-term or lifelong consequences. Even if a person is charged criminally for assault, a separate civil suit should be filed so that they can be held liable for the physical, emotional, and financial losses caused by their actions.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, the lawyers at Quick Law Group, PLLC can help you hold liable parties accountable for your losses. To discuss your situation with our attorneys in further detail, send us a message online or call our Bellevue law office at (425) 576-8150.