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Traumatic Brain Injury

Common Accidents That Can Lead to Head Injuries

June 30, 2021

In the last couple of decades, we have come to recognize that even minor head injuries can have long-lasting implications. If you have suffered a head injury, you may be unable to work, take care of your family, or even enjoy your life in the same way you did before your accident. Getting fair compensation for your injury is vital to making a full recovery. If you have suffered a head injury due to someone else’s negligence, a Billings brain injury lawyer can help you rebuild your life. 

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Of course, motor vehicle accidents are among the most common causes of head injuries, including car, motorcycle, and truck accidents. When traveling even at moderate speeds, motor vehicles exert tremendous forces on vehicle occupants in the event of a collision. These forces can easily result in an injury when the head hits the steering wheel, the dashboard, or other foreign objects. Concussions, skull fractures, and penetrating injuries can be common in motor vehicle accidents. If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver, an experienced Billings brain injury lawyer can make sure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents where you hit your head are also a common cause of head injuries. Any time you fall and your head comes into contact with a hard surface you are at risk of a concussion. The severity of your injury is likely to increase the farther you fall. While many slip and fall accidents may be unforeseen and unavoidable, property owners do have a legal obligation to ensure that their property is safe for guests and visitors. If you suffered a head injury on someone else’s property due to a hazard they knew or should have known about, a Billings brain injury lawyer can hold them responsible for your losses. 

Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse

Head injuries are unfortunately all too common in nursing homes. Residents can suffer head injuries as a result of the following: 

  • Lack of proper supervision
  • Hazards such as broken handrails or damaged flooring due to negligent maintenance
  • Physical abuse

A Billings brain injury lawyer can hold the nursing home accountable if your senior has suffered a head injury due to the nursing home’s negligence. 

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

Because motor vehicles are so much larger and heavier than cyclists and pedestrians, serious head injuries are almost inevitable in the event of an accident. If you have been struck by a car as a cyclist or a pedestrian, you should contact a lawyer to discuss whether they can be held liable for your injuries. 

Billings Brain Injury Lawyer Jim Ragain Can Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve

If your brain injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Billings brain injury lawyer Jim Ragain. Whether your injury is severe or milder, he has the knowledge and experience you need to hold the other party accountable. To discuss your case and how we can help, call us today at  406-651-8888 to schedule a free consultation.  We have office locations in Montana and Wyoming for your convenience. 


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