Top 4 Causes of Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are one of the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. Each year millions of people visit the ER, are hospitalized, or die from brain injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control. When these injuries occur at no fault of your own, it is critical to hire a Los Angeles personal injury attorney to fight for your rights. Some of the most frequent causes of brain injuries are detailed below.
Falls: Falling is one of the most common types of accidents, so it is the main culprit for a majority of brain injuries. Falls are also the leading cause of brain injuries in elderly people and children. Falls that occur because of someone’s neglectfulness, such as a landlord failing to maintain safe walkways, are considered a premises liability claim.
Auto Accidents: The second leading cause of brain injuries is when people are in auto accidents including car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents. If you have sustained a brain injury after being hit in an auto accident, you deserve damages for your suffering and medical bills.
Being Struck by an Object: The third leading cause of brain injuries is being struck by an object. These types of injuries are a frequent occurrence on construction sites, when tools or supplies fall on someone. It also includes when someone is intentionally hit in the head with an object by another person.
Assault: Brain injuries are a common result of a person being physically assaulted during an altercation, robbery, or sexual assault.
If you or a loved one have sustained a brain injury, it is vital to speak with a personal injury attorney immediately. Contact KG Law today to schedule your free consultation. We will work aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve.