An impact or blow to the head can result in brain damage and should never be treated lightly. When one understands that the brain and spinal cord represent the central message system for voluntary and involuntary commands to the rest of the body, it is easy to see how an injury to the brain can seriously affect a person’s life. This system regulates movement, speech and even breathing. The Center for Disease Control warns, “of all types of injury, those to the brain are among the most likely to result in death or permanent disability.” Damage can be from an external source or begin internally. When damage is from an external source and a severe degree of injury results, it is referred to as traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Concussion trauma is the most common type of brain injury. Between 50 to 70% of all brain injuries from concussion trauma are as a result of motor vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks and motorcycles, or bicycles and pedestrians hit by motor vehicles. Other causes include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sports accidents
- Work-related or construction accidents
Brain injuries can greatly impact the entire family. If you or a family member has suffered an injury from any of these causes, you owe it to yourself to consult a Los Angeles and Nevada injury attorney for assistance. The Lagstein Law Firm understands the serious medical complications attendant with brain injury and trauma and stands ready to competently represent your interests.