Learn Three of the Most Common Types of Accidents That Lead to Brain Injuries in California
Anyone can suffer a brain injury at any time. However, there are certain accidents that are more likely to lead to brain injuries than others. To get the facts about these types of accidents, keep reading. Then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 if you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury and would like a free legal consultation to understand your options.
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Work-Related Accidents Often Lead to Brain Injuries
The most common cause of a brain injury is a car accident. They generally occur in one of two ways. First, the victim’s head may hit an object inside their vehicle. For example, if the victim was not wearing a seatbelt their head may strike the windshield. Second, the brain of the victim may move inside their skull due to the impact of the crash. For example, if you are driving 60 miles per hour and your car hits a wall and stops, the brain can continue moving and slam into the inside of the skull.
While there are steps motorcyclists can take to reduce their chance of brain injury, they will always be at a higher chance of this type of serious injury than a person in a car. This is simply because a person in a car has a lot more protection. Consider that in a study that looked at motorcycle accidents in a three-year period between 2007 – 2010 found that 36% of motorcyclists wearing helmets still suffered brain injury during an accident. Compare that to just 31% of all drivers who suffered brain injuries.
People who work in industrial and / or construction injuries are at higher chance of suffering a brain injury than people who work in most other industries. These injuries can be caused by heavy machinery that is not properly maintained, tools dropped from a distance, and falls the workers are involved in. These injuries can be deadly.
Learn What to Do if You or a Loved One Suffers a Brain Injury
If you or your loved one suffers a brain injury then we urge you to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 to learn about your legal options. If another party or entity was at fault, then they should be held responsible. They should be the ones to pay medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
We take cases on a contingency basis which means that you do not owe a penny until we win your case. If we do not win your case then you owe us nothing – there is truly no risk. Call us now and we will give you an honest assessment of your options.