Causes of Brain Injuries

What Causes a Brain Injury?

At Alekman DiTusa, LLC, we represent accident victims who suffer from severe head trauma. With more than 25 years combined experience, we have a comprehensive understanding of brain injuries and can help accident victims receive the assistance they need.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

Many brain injuries are the result of blunt force trauma from falling or being hit in the head. The force of the blow can cause brain shearing, leaving the brain seriously damaged. These injuries can occur during a car accident when the head is forced abruptly forward or to the side, hitting the dashboard or window. They are also common in slip and fall cases where the victim hits the back of his head on the ground or solid object.

Traumatic brain injuries are also caused by the violent shaking or moving of the brain inside the skull, where the brain is injured by striking the interior of the skull. This is called diffuse axonal injury. It is common with auto accident victims and the movement can damage nerve endings and may result in permanent brain damage.

Types and Effects of Injuries

Depending on the part of the brain injured during the accident, you may suffer a frontal lobe, temporal lobe, occipital lobe or parietal lobe injury. These lobes control the various functions of the brain, including sight, motor function and memory. Injuries to these lobes or the brain stem cause varying severities of symptoms and effects — possibly affecting your daily life and ability to hold a job and care for yourself.

At Alekman DiTusa, LLC, we can represent clients suffering from:

Frontal lobe syndrome: This is caused by a direct blow to the front part of the brain, and it may interfere with decision making.
Temporal lobe seizures: Resulting from head injuries, these can be an ongoing condition after the accident.
Occipital lobe injuries: Located in the back of the brain, the occipital lobe can be damaged during slip and fall accidents.
Gerstmann’s Syndrome: Caused by damage to the parietal lobe, this syndrome results in a difficulty to distinguish right from left.

A traumatic brain injury can affect more than your health — it can affect your life.

Brain injuries can have a negative impact on tasks we take for granted, such as speaking, writing and decision making. When you or a loved one has suffered severe head trauma, we can help.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

At Alekman DiTusa, LLC, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your legal rights after an accident resulting in head trauma. To schedule an appointment, call us at 413-781-0000 or send us an e-mail.