Common Causes of Brain Injuries in California
A report from the National Conference of State Legislatures revealed that some 2.8 million new brain injuries are recorded annually. These cases produce the following each year:
- 5 million emergency room visits
- 282,000 hospital admissions
- 50,000 deaths
But what causes these brain injuries in California? Below are some common causes and how a Beverly Hills brain injury attorney can help you file a claim for possible compensation.
Medical negligence can cause brain injuries. For instance, birth injuries, anesthesia errors, and surgical mistakes can injure a patient’s brain. These cases happen often, though medical institutions hardly accept liability unless a victim has an experienced attorney.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Vehicle accidents are the second-leading cause of brain injuries. These accidents include high-impact collisions like head-on crashes or even seemingly minor rear-end collisions. Patients can also sustain head injuries while walking or riding a motorcycle or bike.
Falls cause the majority of brain injuries in California. People can sustain brain injuries when they fall from ladders, roofs, and other heights. Additionally, anyone can slip and fall in their business or residential premises and hit their head even though they fall on level ground.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that falls cause approximately 50% of all brain injuries in the U.S. Further, children and the elderly are the most vulnerable groups to falls.
People can also suffer head trauma while participating in sports like basketball, football, hockey, and boxing. Teenagers are particularly vulnerable to life-changing head injuries.
Violent crimes like assaults and domestic violence also cause brain injuries due to violent blows, gunshots, or other harmful conduct.
Talk to a Beverly Hills Brain Injury Attorney Now
Regardless of the cause, brain injury victims deserve justice if someone else caused their injury. Enlisting the help of an experienced Beverly Hills brain injury attorney can help you on the path to recovery. Jalilvand Law is ready to help, so please contact us today for a free case assessment.