There are two different types of brain injuries – traumatic brain injuries and acquired brain injuries. While both disrupt the brain’s normal functioning, each has a different set of causes.
Traumatic brain injuries are generally caused by a blow to the head. Often, this jarring blow will cause your brain to crash into your skull. However, certain injuries may cause an object to puncture the skull, damaging the brain. These blows to the head are commonly the result of:
Acquired brain injuries occur after birth. They occur at the cellular level and generally affect the entire brain unlike traumatic brain injuries which usually impact a localized region. The following conditions can result in the development of an acquired brain injury:
- Airway obstruction
- Near drowning
- Blood loss
- Heart attack
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Neurological illnesses
If your brain injury was caused by the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. The lawyers at Duncan Firm have helped many brain injury victims during their time of need, and we can help you too. With more than 30 years of experience, we have the skills to handle these highly complex cases. We will fight to protect your rights through every step of the process in order to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Please contact our brain injury lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation. Duncan Firm serves clients in Little Rock, Arkansas.