What Causes a Traumatic Brain Injury? (TBI)

Every year millions of people are diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries. It could be caused as a result of stroke, severe illness, or a bad fall, but the most common cause of traumatic brain injury is caused by an accident. However, notwithstanding the cause of traumatic brain injury, it is still a deadly injury.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

The traumatic brain injury is a heavy blow on the head that leads to bleeding or fracture on the skull. When this happens, the victim might feel dizzy, nauseous, or in most cases, a concussion might occur which can cause the victim to go into a coma.

Below are several types of accidents that cause traumatic brain injury and how it happens;

Car accidents

When two vehicles crash together, the cars stop abruptly, and this causes the victims to be thrown into different directions. The individuals involved will hit their head on the dashboard, steering, window, or any hard object in the car as a result of the force of the crash. This way the victim’s brain will be affected and it leads to traumatic brain damage.

Motorcycle and bicycle accidents

Motorcycle and bicycle have the highest risk of brain damage because it exposes the victim to anything that can harm them. When the rider is on high speed and gets into an accident the rider might have a hard fall and hit his head on a pavement or any dangerous object on the road.

Fall

A person can slip and fall even in their very homes and it could be a dangerous fall that makes them hit their head on a hard object. It could be in the bathroom or somewhere around the house which can lead to traumatic brain injury. When a person slips, the person is taken aback and is left at the mercy of the floor, this accident is most common amongst children and aged people and it can be terrible. If the fall is severe then no one can tell how dangerous the outcome will be.

Traumatic brain injury is terrible because it could lead to brain loss or death. Such an accident isn’t one that a person prays for, it just happens and if you find yourself in such a situation, it’s best to visit a medical practitioner that specializes in brain damage. However, it is good to take precautions while driving, even though it doesn’t completely rule out the case of brain injury, it protects you a little.

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