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Types of Catastrophic Injuries & Their Causes


Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are one of the most catastrophic injuries that can occur as a result of an accident. TBIs can have long-lasting effects on a person's physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being. Understanding the causes and symptoms of TBIs can help individuals take necessary precautions to prevent them. This blog post will discuss the causes of TBIs and how to recognize the symptoms.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

TBIs can occur due to a variety of reasons, including:

1. Falls are the leading cause of TBIs, especially among older adults. Falls can occur due to slippery floors, uneven surfaces, or a lack of safety equipment.

2. Motor Vehicle Accidents: Motor vehicle accidents are another leading cause of TBIs. High-speed collisions, rollovers, and head-on collisions can all cause TBIs.

3. Sports Injuries: Sports injuries, especially contact sports like football and hockey, can cause TBIs. Repeated blows to the head can cause concussions, leading to long-term brain damage.

4. Violence: Violence, including physical assault and gunshot wounds, can cause TBIs.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

The symptoms of TBIs can vary depending on the severity of the injury. Some common symptoms include:

1. Loss of consciousness: Loss of consciousness is a common symptom of TBIs. The length of time a person is unconscious can vary from a few seconds to several minutes.

2. Headaches: Headaches are a common symptom of TBIs and can last for several days or weeks.

3. Confusion: Confusion is another common symptom of TBIs. A person may feel disoriented or have trouble remembering things.

4. Nausea and vomiting: Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms of TBIs, especially in the first few hours after the injury.

5. Dizziness: Dizziness is a common symptom of TBIs and can make it difficult to stand or walk.

Prevention of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Preventing TBIs involves taking necessary precautions to avoid accidents. Some tips include:

1. Wear a seatbelt: Wearing a seatbelt can prevent TBIs in the event of a car accident.

2. Wear a helmet: Wearing a helmet while participating in sports or riding a bike can prevent TBIs.

3. Use safety equipment: Safety equipment, such as non-slip mats and handrails, can prevent falls.

4. Avoid violence: Avoiding violent situations can prevent TBIs.

Call Our Firm For Help!

TBIs are a serious injury that can have long-lasting effects on a person's life. Understanding the causes and symptoms of TBIs can help individuals take necessary precautions to prevent them. If you or someone you know has suffered a TBI due to someone else's negligence, contact our team of experienced attorneys at Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP for a free consultation. We have years of experience in handling catastrophic injury cases and can help you get the compensation you deserve. (800) 572-7246