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What types of accidents can lead to traumatic brain injuries?

The human body is an amazing thing. Its many systems work together to allow individuals to move, breathe, think, act and perform unlimited tasks in a seamless and consistent manner. The brain is responsible for coordinating many of those vital life tasks, so when Virginia residents suffer injuries to their brains their lives can be impacted in many ways.

There many ways that a person may suffer a traumatic brain injury. Common causes can include, but are not limited to, motor vehicle accidents, falls that result in head trauma and violence inflicted upon victims by other individuals. Although there are instances where a person's own fault may lead to their brain injury, these potentially devastating injuries can often occur when others act negligently and cause those near them harm.

Traumatic brain injuries differ from acquired brain injuries in that traumatic injuries result from motion and force acting upon a victim's brain and causing injury whereas acquired brain injuries can result from illnesses, chemical exposures or other nonimpact influences. Acquired brain injuries can also occur when others act recklessly or negligently, such as when an employer allows their workers to be exposed to dangerous substances that can harm the workers' brains.

The instances that may give rise to individuals suffering traumatic brain injuries are many. In the wake of an accident, though, one of the most important steps that a victim can take is to seek out medical help for their suspected brain injury. Although this post is not intended to provide either medical or legal advice, medical intervention may help a victim avoid more significant harm. After a victim as begun treatment for their traumatic brain injury they may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney to ask questions about their possible legal claims.

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