For many individuals, suffering even the slightest injury is difficult to endure. Imagine how difficult it is to suffer a traumatic brain injury as a result of someone’s negligent actions? This is the difficult situation many individuals face, and the causes are often very preventable.
One thing to understand is that when there is negligence involved in the cause of a traumatic brain injury, victims have rights to seek compensation. Negligence can cause a TBI in a number of ways. Here’s how:
One of the most common causes of injuries is a car accident. These are far too common and more often than not, they are the result of someone else’s negligent actions. Traumatic brain injuries are easily sustained in car accidents because the metal frame, dashboard, or steering wheel can come in contact with the driver’s or passenger’s head.
Distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and any other form of reckless driving in association with an accident can be considered negligence. When this happens, the victim may be able to seek legal action against the responsible party.
Some workplaces can be considered more dangerous than others, especially when there are inherent dangers present on the worksite. When negligence comes into play—such as a premises liability causing a slip and fall or a fall from a height on a construction site without safety harnesses—legal action may be possible.
A slip and fall, fall from height, or falling debris are all ways in which a traumatic brain injury can occur in the workplace. A workplace is supposed to take measures to protect employees. When they don’t, it’s considered negligence.
Negligence can be any act in which a person breaches the duty of care and performs an action which causes someone else physical or emotional harm. The negligent individual should be held accountable for their actions.
At Presley & Presley, our Kansas City brain injury attorneys work hard to help you go through the entire process so you can focus on your own recovery while we handle the legal options. Trust that we’ve got your best interests in mind at all times.
Call our firm today at (855) 981-6116 to discuss your potential case.