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Most Common Causes of Head Injuries

What are the most common causes of closed head injuries?

You’re walking outside on a cold Michigan day and you slip and fall down the icy steps at your apartment building. You hit your head hard. It’s more than a concussion. Your life is changed possibly forever. It takes you months, years or you may never regain the abilities you lost. A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can happen during a car accident, playing athletics, birth injuries, slip and falls and other accidents. You need a Michigan closed head injury attorney like Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys to fight for you or your loved one that was injured during an accident. 

The most common causes of closed head injuries include:

1. Falls

2. Motor vehicle accidents

3. Sports-related collisions or impacts

4. Assault or physical abuse

5. Workplace accidents

6. Blast or explosive force exposure

7. Bicycle accidents

8. Struck by object accidents

9. Child abuse or shaken baby syndrome.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of injury that occurs when a sudden traumatic event damages the brain. It can be caused by a direct blow to the head, or by an object penetrating the skull and entering the brain.

Symptoms of TBI can range from mild to severe, and may include headaches, dizziness, memory loss, difficulty speaking, changes in mood and behavior, and loss of consciousness. In severe cases, TBI can result in long-term disability or death.

Treatment for TBI may include medication, rehabilitation, and support from family and healthcare providers. The type and duration of treatment will depend on the severity of the injury and the individual’s specific needs.

It’s important to take precautions to prevent TBI, such as wearing protective gear during activities like sports, using seat belts when driving, and avoiding falls by making homes and other environments safe for older adults. 

Have You Been Injured? Call Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys Today!

If you or someone you know experiences closed head injury, it’s important to seek medical attention right away. If you believe your traumatic brain injury is a result of someone else’s negligence you may be entitled to compensation. You should contact a Michigan closed head injury attorney to see if you’re entitled to compensation from your injury.  To find out what options are available moving forward call one of our closed head injury attorneys at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys at (248) 531-8665 or visit the contact page on our website for more options. 

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Carri Whittemore

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She is passionate about digging deep into medical information for the answers that will ensure her clients receive the justice that they deserve. She has long standing relationships with experts in the medical field that she can call on to support her cases and she is sought out by the partners to lend her expertise in working up a case for trial.