Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), as stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are the third major cause of deaths. A TBI can be a life-altering injuring even if it is not deadly. Most of the time, these injuries may not be detected early or even after days or weeks. Also, a second head injury can be fatal if the brain is still recovering from the first injury. Brain injuries have two general classifications.
Traumatic brain injuries(TBI)
TBI is mostly caused by external forces such as a car or boating accident, falling on the head, or hit by an object. TBI can be of different intensities, such as mild concussion (a minor injury), or it can be very devastating in which an object penetrates the skull or brain tissue. The latter type is responsible for many wrongful deaths.
Acquired brain injury (ABI)
It can be very dangerous, just like TBI but its causes are different. These injuries result from a lack of oxygen supply to the brain, and this can kill brain cells. In the case of a complete blockage of oxygen (no oxygen supply), the brain may suffer from anoxia. Moreover, if there is a weakened supply of oxygen insufficient for the brain to work properly, then this condition is termed hypoxia. A boating accident can cause both injuries (TBI & ABI) because if a person gets a head injury during the accident, it may cause TBI and if that person submerges in the water, the lack of oxygen will cause acquired brain injury.
If your friend or a loved one has got a brain injury, and you are looking for a car accident lawyer Rancho Cucamonga for example, then a seasoned attorney can offer invaluable assistance. If an accident, which caused a fatal brain injury, happened due to the actions (intentional or otherwise) of another party, the guardians or loved ones can initiate a lawsuit for wrongful death action. Although it will not be enough to compensate for the irrecoverable loss of your loved one, it will be helpful in settling expenses for medical treatment, lost income, and loss of companionship.