A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs after a blow or jolt to the head. When the head experiences sudden acceleration or deceleration, such as in an accident, the brain may be slower to catch up.
When the brain ultimately does catch up to this sudden movement, it may bounce against the inside of the skull, resulting in an injury.
What Type of Accidents Cause TBIs?
TBIs can happen in any accident in which blunt force trauma to the head is involved. Examples of these types of accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:
Slip and fall accidents
While there is not always a way to prevent a TBI—particularly if another party is acting recklessly—there are some measures you can take to reduce your chances of being involved in a serious accident.
These precautionary measures include the following:
Drive slowly and carefully.
Always wear protective safety equipment when engaging in physical activity.
Always wear your seatbelt.
Received a TBI? Contact Us Today
Even if you take all of the aforementioned precautionary measures, serious accidents may still occur. If you have received a TBI in an accident caused by someone else, our Austin personal injury attorneys are here to help you seek justice and recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact The Stewart Law Firm today at (512) 271-5112 to schedule a free consultation with our team.