Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

Millions of people suffer head injuries annually, with more than 50,000 people dying every year as a result of traumatic brain injuries, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The reality is that anyone can sustain a traumatic brain injury because all that is needed is forceful contact with the head. Moreover, the effects of a traumatic head injury could be devastating, as the victim must deal with decreased quality of life, expensive medical bills, and other serious consequences.

If you or a loved one sustained a head injury in an accident, you need to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. The aggressive personal injury attorneys at Salter & Ferguson can help you get the compensation you need, want, and deserve. Contact us anytime to schedule a free initial consultation.

The leading causes of traumatic brain injury include the following:

Contact Sports

Individuals who play contact sports like football and baseball may need to wear helmets in order to avoid diffuse axonal shearing, a closed head injury that involves a traumatic impact on the brain.

Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip & falls and trip & falls are among the major causes of serious head injuries, which is why Alabama property owners need to take steps to protect visitors against these types of accidents.

Car Accidents

Collisions on Alabama roads are responsible for a significant number of traumatic brain injuries. Drivers who rapidly accelerate or suddenly decelerate can cause accidents that result in head trauma and other serious injuries.

Truck Accidents

A rear-end collision between a truck and a smaller motor vehicle on the roadway can lead to whiplash-related head trauma. In the worst cases, truck accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and even result in death.

Medical Malpractice

A surgeon who accidentally perforates the brain, or a doctor who misdiagnoses a stroke, can cause a patient to suffer permanent brain damage.

Smoke Inhalation

A person who inhales smoke during a fire may suffer from cerebral hypoxia, with the deprivation of oxygen resulting in permanent brain damage.

Electrical Shock

An individual who experiences a surge of electricity can suffer hypoxia as they are deprived of much-needed oxygen to the brain.


Personal Injury

Personal injury laws pertain to injuries caused by another's negligence. Our legal team has more than 30 years of combined experience and a long track record of success handling personal injury cases. Over the years, our attorneys have won billions of dollars in financial compensation for injury victims.

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Mass Torts

A mass tort is when a group of people are harmed in a similar manner by a negligent or wrongful act. A mass tort claim allows an entire group of similarly injured people to seek financial compensation as a group in the civil court system, even though the specific circumstances of their cases may differ.

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