Traumatic brain injury or closed head injury results when there is either an actual blow to the head or a force that causes an acceleration-deceleration movement of the head. The brain strikes the inside of the skull causing either localized or generalized damage. It is not necessary for a person to lose consciousness to suffer a brain injury, despite this contention for most highly compensated insurance company doctors. Closed head injuries occur from a number of possible causes, including automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, heavy machinery accidents and other types of accidents.
When someone dies through the negligent act of another, a wrongful death claim can result. In a wrongful death case, the personal representative of the estate of a deceased person is authorized to file a lawsuit again those responsible for the person’s death. A wrongful death can arise from any type of personal injury case including medical malpractice, automobile accidents, construction accidents, airplane accidents, and other torts.