Causes of Head Injuries:
The most common causes of head injuries include car crashes and fall-related injuries. Other common causes include acts of violence, sporting injuries and workplace injuries. According to the CDC, falls account for about 35.2 percent of head injuries, motor vehicle accidents for 17.3 percent, struck by/against events for 16.5 percent and assaults for 10 percent.
Victims of head injuries may suffer from impairments of their muscles, speech, vision, taste or hearing depending on the area of their brain or head that is injured and the extent of those injuries. It is also common for victims to experience long- or short-term changes in their memory, behavior and personality. It can be difficult to put a monetary value on these types of life-changing consequences. Injured head injury victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, lost future income, loss of livelihood, hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
To learn more about traumatic brain injuries, click here to watch very helpful video titled “Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries”. This is a video by the Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, which is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury and brain injuries.