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Brain injuries can result in serious permanent disabilities and even death. A head injury should always be taken seriously and appropriate medical attention should be sought as quickly as possible after a traumatic brain injury.

Please contact us online or call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507 if you or a loved one has suffered from a brain injury that was caused by another.

Causes of Brain Injuries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has compiled the following statistics (from 2013) relating to the causes of brain injuries:

  • Falls were the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. Falls accounted for 47% of all traumatic brain-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the U.S. Falls disproportionately affect the youngest and oldest age groups.
  • Being struck by or against an object was the second leading cause of traumatic brain injuries, accounting for about 15% of traumatic brain injury-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the U.S.
  • Over 22% of traumatic brain-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in children less than 15 years of age were caused by being struck by or against an object.
  • Among all age groups, motor vehicle crashes were the third overall leading cause of traumatic brain-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths at 14%. When looking at just traumatic brain-related deaths, motor vehicle crashes were the third leading cause (19%).
  • Intentional self-harm was the second leading cause of TBI-related deaths (33%).

The CDC also identified common risk factors surrounding traumatic brain injuries. The elderly are most susceptible to brain injuries resulting from falls, whereas, younger groups are more likely to suffer brain injuries in automobile accidents, during sporting events, or from self-inflicted acts.

Types of Brain Injuries

There are many different types of brain injuries that range widely in severity. For example, a concussion (which usually occurs from a hard fall or hit to the head) jars the brain and causes shock or trauma. However, most of the time you don’t lose consciousness but may only feel dazed and off-balance. More severe types of brain injuries can cause comas and even death.

According to FamilyDoctor.org, there are many different types of brain injuries, including:

  • Brain Contusion. A brain contusion is a bruise of the brain that causes bleeding in the brain and swelling.
  • Skull Fracture. A skull fracture occurs when the skull cracks. These can be particularly serious because sometimes broken bones cut into the brain and cause bleeding or other damage.
  • Intracranial Hematoma. These occur when there is bleeding inside the skull that collects and clots. An intracranial hematoma can be particularly serious because it may not show up for a few days, or even weeks.
  • Facial Hematoma. Facial (or scalp) hematoma occurs when there is bleeding outside the skull that collects and clots. These hematomas are usually less serious than other head or brain injuries and usually heal without lasting damage.

A brain injury should never be taken lightly. Contact a medical professional immediately if you or a loved one has suffered from a brain injury. Contact us for legal help if the injury was caused by the reckless or intentional conduct of another. Getting you the compensation that you deserve for your injuries is our number one priority.

Contacting Ponton Law

Please contact us online or call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507. Atlanta brain injury attorney James Ponton has dedicated his practice to helping the injured. We look forward to discussing your case with you.

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