Brain injuries can occur when a mere jolt to the head results in the disruption of the function of the brain. The severity of such injuries can range from a mild concussion to coma or death. The leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are: motor vehicle accidents, birth injuries and slip and fall accidents.
While often victims suffer minimal outward physical manifestations of injury, they instead possess closed head injuries. As a result, many victims do not receive appropriate care and treatment for the disabilities that follow, including physical, cognitive, psychological, and social impairments.
Brain injury accidents can cause victims to sustain physical injuries, pain and suffering, emotional injuries and can cause victims to incur significant medical bills and lost wages. Even accidents that seem relatively small in nature can produce injuries with severe consequences.