Experiencing any forceful contact to the head that disrupts natural functions is the commonly accepted definition of traumatic brain injury. It's often referred to as a TBI. On occasion, a brain injury is the result of an illness or stroke, but they are known as acquired brain injuries. When a TBI is the result of an accident, especially if it is caused by someone's negligence or carelessness, the victim may attempt to get compensation for the injury through insurance claims or a lawsuit.
Sports injuries, car accidents, falls, bicycle and skateboarding injuries and major bumps to the head are all injuries that can lead to traumatic brain injury. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, traumatic brain injury is caused by a sudden trauma that causes damage to brain matter. A sudden and violent hit to the skull can cause the damage, but so can an injury that pierces the skull and allows an object to injure the brain's soft tissue.
A settlement has been proposed in a class action suit involving college athletes and head injuries. According to reports, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has agreed to the settlement, which would involve the creation of a fund worth $70 million to cover the costs for testing of thousands of college athletes, both current and present.
There are many reasons for personal injury lawsuits to be filed. It doesn't matter if you live in New Jersey or any other area of the country. Seeking compensation when you've been injured by another person is something that our legal system supports. When the injury is proven to be caused by doctor error, medical and other needs may be provided by holding the practitioner accountable.