What are some causes of brain injury?

January 8, 2018 -


Brain injuries are normally very serious. A person who suffers a brain injury may be left with permanent brain damage that leaves them unable to live a life that even closely resembles the life they were living before.

There are two basic ways the brain can be injured. A non-traumatic brain injury results from something that happens internally in the brain. For instance, a stroke or an infection may damage the brain leaving a person with paralysis or speech difficulties. Also, a lack of oxygen to the brain often leads to brain injury.

The other type of brain injury is a traumatic brain injury. Brain damage in this type of injury results from an external impact on the brain. Traumatic brain injuries often occur as a result of sports injuries. When football players tackle helmet to helmet, or when the helmet hits the turf roughly, they can often experience a brain injury.

Traumatic brain injuries have several other causes. If a person is hit on the head with an object, the force may result in brain injury. Falls are another common cause of brain injury. A person might slip on a slick floor causing them to hit their head. This may result in permanent brain damage and life-altering impairment.

One of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries are car accidents. Even with all of the modern safety devices in cars, many are still injured daily in car crashes.

If you or your loved one has suffered a brain injury due to someone’s negligence or belligerence, Reyna Law Firm can help. Please call today and speak with an attorney who can advise you on the best course of action, and how to take that action.

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