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What Are Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are a significant public health concern and a common issue in personal injury law. Understanding these causes is important for both prevention and legal action in the event of an injury.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

One of the leading causes of TBIs is motor vehicle accidents. Collisions can cause the head to strike an object like a windshield or dashboard forcefully, leading to brain injuries. This includes accidents involving cars, motorcycles, trucks, bicycles, and pedestrians.


Falls are another major cause of TBIs, particularly among the elderly and young children. These can occur at home, in the workplace, or in public places, resulting from slips, trips, or falls from a height.


Acts of violence, such as assaults, gunshot wounds, domestic violence, and child abuse, are also contributors to TBIs. In some cases, these injuries are the result of direct blows to the head, shaking (as seen in shaken baby syndrome), or other forms of physical abuse.

Sports Injuries

Contact sports like football, boxing, soccer, skateboarding, and hockey can lead to TBIs. Athletes are at risk of sustaining brain injuries from blows to the head or collisions with other players or objects.

Explosive Blasts and Combat Injuries

Military personnel are at risk of TBIs, especially due to explosive blasts in combat situations. These blasts can cause brain injuries through shockwaves, penetrating injuries, or being struck by debris.

Occupational hazards, particularly in construction and industrial settings, can lead to TBIs. These injuries can result from falls, being struck by heavy objects, or accidents involving machinery.

Medical Malpractice Injuries

In some cases, TBIs can occur as a result of medical malpractice. This can include errors during surgery, failure to diagnose a condition, or improper management of a medical condition.

Recreational Activities

Certain recreational activities, especially those involving high speeds or heights, can result in TBIs. Examples include horseback riding, skiing, or ATV riding.

Exposure to Toxic Substances

Another cause of TBIs is exposure to toxic substances. When people are exposed to certain chemicals or toxic substances, it can result in damage to brain tissue, either through inhalation or direct contact. This type of exposure can lead to a range of neurological impairments that are characteristic of TBIs.

Traumatic brain injuries can have life-changing consequences, including long-term cognitive, emotional, and physical impairments. At John Price Law Firm, LLC, we understand the devastating impact TBIs can have on individuals and their families. We are committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to those who have suffered TBIs due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others.

If you or a loved one has experienced a TBI, it’s time to seek legal assistance. We can help you understand your rights and work towards securing the compensation you need for medical expenses, lost income, rehabilitation, and pain and suffering.

Trust us at John Price Law Firm, LLC, to provide the support and guidance you need during this challenging time.