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Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury & Other Acquired Brain Damage

An acquired brain injury (ABI) is any injury to the brain that occurs after birth. It is not hereditary, degenerative, or caused by birth trauma. ABIs cause changes in neural activity, which can be dangerous and life-altering. Neural activity is essential for our body’s daily functions, mind-body awareness, and overall consciousness.

Causes of Acquired Brain Injuries

A major cause of brain injuries is motor accidents. Due to the high speeds involved, auto-related brain injuries can be particularly devastating. Other common causes include sports-related injuries, falls, assaults, and child abuse. All these injuries can be severe and require immediate attention.

ABIs can also be caused by various circumstances, including:

  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Aneurysm
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • CO2 Poisoning
  • Gunshot wound to the head
  • Heart Attack
  • Hemorrhage
  • Near-drowning
  • Objects falling on the head
  • Stroke
  • Tumor
Traumatic (TBI) and Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries

Acquired brain injuries can be traumatic or non-traumatic. The main distinction lies in the cause:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Caused by external factors such as blows to the head or aggressive twisting of the neck. Common causes include falls, recreational accidents, motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, violence, and shaken baby syndrome.
  • Non-Traumatic Brain Injury: Caused by internal factors such as lack of oxygen to the brain. This can occur from blocked airways, umbilical cord problems, placenta eruptions, extended labor, or improper use of medical tools.

Side Effects of Acquired Brain Injuries

Have you or a loved one experienced any of the following side effects from an ABI?

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Difficulty walking or sitting
  • Disobedience
  • Erratic behavior
  • Fatigue
  • Forgetfulness
  • Impulsiveness
  • Inappropriate behavior
  • Memory loss
  • Newly, easily distracted
  • Slurred speech

All of these are possible side effects of both traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries. Anna Dubrovsky and her team have worked with families across the Bay Area to help them receive compensation for brain injuries. Extensive care is involved in recovering from and coping with brain injuries, and you deserve financial reimbursement for these costs.

A major cause of brain injuries is motor accidents. Due to the speeds at which the accidents occur, many auto and motor-related brain injuries are far more devastating than other brain injuries. Other common causes of brain injuries are sports-related injuries, falls, assault
and child abuse. All of these are potentially devastating brain injuries and should be addressed immediately.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has incurred a traumatic brain injury in San Francisco, whether from a trucking, car, motorcycle, pedestrian, or bicycle accident, trust the aggressive and determined team of attorneys at Anna Dubrovsky Law Group. We will tackle your case with the confidence and force necessary to secure the compensation you and your family deserve. To find out more about how we can help you, contact us today by calling (415) 746-1477 or (800) 440-6313, or by emailing us using the contact form.