Generally, it is critical to identify the root cause and particular circumstances of the occurrence that resulted in the TBI. In such cases, it becomes complex to determine who might be held accountable for the victim’s damages. Typically, TBIs can be caused by trauma ranging from a mild head injury to a more serious one that pierces the brain and enters the brain directly. According to CDC research, one of the most frequent causes of traumatic brain injury is assault, followed by car accidents. In such cases, you can claim liability for a traumatic brain injury.
Speaking of causes, nearly half of TBI-related hospitalizations are brought on by falls. In fact, the leading cause of TBI-related death in the United States is suicide with a firearm.
How to Determine Responsibility for Traumatic Brain Injuries?
You may be eligible to file a claim to obtain compensation for the losses you experienced as a result of your injuries, and the accident, if you suffered a traumatic brain injury because of the carelessness or intentional actions of another person or business. For example,
TBI victims in car accidents may sue the driver and/or other drivers for damages resulting from their injuries.
Falls, Slips, and Trips
Serious injuries to the neck, brain, hips, spinal cord and brain could arise from these. If owners of properties or locations neglect to address dangerous conditions on their grounds, they may be held responsible for a traumatic brain injury.
Accidents at Construction Sites
TBIs can result from a variety of events on construction sites, including falls from scaffolding, building collapses, and object falls on employees. In these situations, the construction firm, another worker on the job, the site supervisor, a subcontractor, a contractor, and/or equipment manufacturer may be held accountable for the TBI-related losses.
Healthcare personnel, such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, nursing home staff, etc., may be held liable if a TBI resulted from their violation of medical care standards. Common medical errors that result in TBI include incorrect medication prescription, subpar surgery, and incorrect diagnosis or follow-up care.
TBIs may result from defective, or badly designed products, particularly ones that contain toxic materials and are consumed.
However, be aware that one of the trickiest components of proving TBI claims is that, depending on the form of the damage, its consequences can not manifest right away or until a long time after the accident. Hence, don’t forget to get in touch with a competent attorney right away.