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.
Most residents of New Jersey spend little, if any, time thinking about living with the aftermath of a serious injury. Perhaps one of the most disruptive is a traumatic brain injury. This type of injury can be suffered in a variety of situations including slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents and workplace accidents.