Brain injuries usually occur from head injuries which may result in a lasting mental or physical impairment. A brain injury may occur from a fall or accident, physical abuse, sports injury, or medical neglect. If the brain damage is the result of the negligence of another party, the injured victim should pursue compensation for pain and suffering, loss of wages, medical expenses, as well as other damages.
Auto accidents may cause brain injuries whenever the head has suffered an impact. Sometimes, the brain will undergo a sudden acceleration and deceleration movement without exhibiting any direct external trauma to the head. Brain injuries can result from bruising, twisting, bleeding, or damage to brain tissue. At the time of an accident, damage to the brain may be immediate or may develop as the brain tissue bleeds and swells. Such injuries are classified as either closed or open. When the brain is impacted within the skull, a closed head injury occurs. When the skull is fractured or crushed, the injury is referred to as an open head injury.
In the United States, it is estimated that over a million people suffer from some head injury every year. Head impact injuries, especially traumatic brain injuries (TBI), can result in the victim being completely debilitated and may even cause the victim to go into a coma. A sudden, blunt trauma to the skull is considered to be the most common cause of TBI. An anoxic brain injury, lack of oxygen to the brain, has severe consequences. In the case of TBI, the victim’s brain may tear, swell, and bruise. In an anoxic brain injury, the brain cells die without oxygen. Both types of brain injuries are serious. TBI is a more common injury, but both have similar consequences.
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