According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), serious brain injuries account for 30 percent of all deaths related to an injury. Those who survive may face permanent vision and hearing impairments, memory loss, changes in cognitive functioning, emotional trauma, paralysis and more. It is even more difficult to deal with the effects of a traumatic injury to the brain when it was caused by another person's negligence or deliberate abuse. If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury, an injury lawyer in Stuart, FL can help you determine if you are eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
The CDC reports that 40 percent of all significant brain injuries are the result of accidental falls. However, these falls are not always as accidental as they appear. Slip and fall accidents often happen because someone was negligent in making the area safe for visitors. For example, an apartment complex owner who failed to fix broken steps puts everyone at risk who walks on them.
Fifteen percent of brain injuries are caused by blunt force trauma, both intentional and unintentional. An example of this is a fan who is struck by a foul ball at a baseball game because the stadium owner did not take adequate measures to prevent balls from reaching the stands.
Injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident make up 14 percent of all brain injury cases reported to the CDC. These are often caused by drivers who are drunk, inattentive, or otherwise negligent.
Assaults account for nearly 11 percent of all brain injuries, including domestic violence. A person who caused serious injury to another person during an assault may face criminal and civil charges.
The CDC states that unknown causes make up the remaining percentage of brain injuries.
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A traumatic brain injury changes your life and the lives of those who love you. Please contact us at Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC to learn more about filing a lawsuit to compensate for your injuries.