Causes Of Brain Injury

How Brain Injuries Happen

According to a study by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the leading causes of brain injuries are:

  • Falls
  • Motor vehicle-traffic crashes
  • Struck by/against events
  • Assaults

Sports accidents, from bicycling to skating to contact sports, can cause brain injury. Falls from bikes, motorcycles, ladders or scaffolding are also a factor. Blasts are a leading cause of TBI for military personnel in war zones.

Men are more likely than women to sustain a traumatic brain injury. Children age 0 to 4 and young people ages 15 to 19 are the two groups at highest risk for brain injury.

The Mechanism of Injury

The brain can be injured by a direct blow, or coup, to the head. The force of that initial blow can cause another injury when the brain hits the skull on the opposite side of the head. This is called a coup/contre-coup injury. A brain injury can also occur without a direct blow to the head.

Attorneys Who Get Results

If you or a member of your family suffered a serious brain injury caused by negligence, please contact the attorneys of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP. No matter the exact cause of your injury, our lawyers will work diligently to maximize the compensation you receive for damages.

We represent people who sustained brain injuries in accidents caused by negligence in Los Angeles and Southern California, and the entire state.