Millions of people suffer injuries in accidents all over the country every year. These injuries range from minor to tragic in nature and can change a life in an instant. The most severe injuries one can suffer are those to the brain.
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can cause a person to become irreparably disabled and have to relearn how to speak, feedthemselves, and walk again. In this article, we examine the various types of accidents that can cause someone to suffer a brain injury.
Car accidents are a leading cause of brain injuries in Virginia. The impact of a car accident, especially when a large truck is involved, can cause significant injuries to victims. Even if the airbag deploys, a driver or passenger can still suffer a TBI in the crash. The sheer violence of the crash can cause a victim’s head to slam against a window or even be thrown from the vehicle, hitting their head on an object outside of the car.
Construction Site Accidents
Construction site accidents are very common in Virginia and can also lead to brain injuries. Construction sites are incredibly dangerous. There are power tools, heavy equipment, trenches, scaffolding, hazardous materials and many other items that can lead to a construction worker suffering an injury. If a worker falls from heights or an object falls from above, he or she can wind up suffering a serious brain injury.
Swimming Pool Accidents
The spring and summer seasons are common times of the year for brain injuries. Swimming pools, as fun as they are, can be very dangerous. Why? Children who are left unattended can fall into the pool and hit their head. Someone diving into the pool who doesn’t know the depth could wind up hitting their head at the bottom of the pool.
Going to the store should never end in tragedy, but it can happen. Shelves are high and can often be overstocked or not stocked correctly. An object that falls from heights can wind up hitting you on the head while out shopping. This could lead to a concussion. If the object is heavy enough it could cause more serious damage to your brain.
Bicycle riders are especially at risk to suffer a brain injury. Bicycle riders, those who wear and do not wear helmets, can wind up suffering a brain injury when involved in an accident. The sheer impact of the crash can lead to a TBI.
A pedestrian has no protection from the elements and vehicles when walking on the sidewalk or crossing the street. If a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, he or she can suffer a traumatic brain injury if their head slams against the vehicle or against the ground.
Call a Brain Injury Attorney Today
Did your loved one suffer a brain injury in any of the accidents mentioned here? Did your loved one suffer a TBI in another type of accident? Either way, you need to speak to an attorney about what happened. These injuries will change your life and cost in the tens of thousands to treat. Contact the Fairfax office of Hilton & Somer, LLC today at (703) 782-8349 to schedule a consultation.