While there are many different types of injuries that an individual may sustain, few have the same long-term impact that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) does. These are some of the most severe injuries and often result in the victim dealing with long-term impact.
However, what many individuals don’t realize is exactly what situations can cause a traumatic brain injury. Most of the time, it’s the result of someone else’s negligence. Here are some of the many ways that a TBI can occur and what legal options you may have.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Whether it involves a car, large commercial truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or even as a pedestrian, any time a collision occurs, it has the potential to be very serious. The impact can cause significant trauma to the victim’s head and brain, resulting in potential unconsciousness and other severe injuries.
On construction sites, there needs to be a high level of safety measures taken to ensure that workers are as safe as possible. This means there are harnesses to keep workers secure on high scaffolding, hard hats to protect them from falling objects, and more.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case and some individuals are left to suffer the consequences of a serious accident. When someone falls or an object falls and hits them on the head, it can result in significant trauma to the head and brain.
TBIs are not something that are always sustained as individuals get older. There are some situations in which the brain damage can be done during pregnancy or during the process of labor. This is often the situation when medical professionals are negligent in the monitoring of the pregnancy or in the methods they use to deliver the baby.
Regardless of the exact cause, when negligence plays a role in the significant injuries a person may sustain, the responsible party should be held accountable for their actions. This is why you should work with skilled legal counsel to seek justice.
At Cunningham Bounds, our Alabama brain injury attorneys are dedicated to helping you get through one of life’s most difficult moments. Sustaining an injury at no fault of your own can be daunting. We’re here to guide you through the process.
Call our firm today at (251) 299-0101 to better understand your rights.