The brain, being the most complicated organ in the body, is susceptible to any number of different injuries. Due to this complexity, every traumatic brain injury is going to be unique. The type of injury that the brain sustains is going to depend on the circumstances around which the injury occurred. The accident could affect only one area of the brain or multiple areas of the brain depending on the severity of the incident.
Types of Brain Injury
- Concussion: A concussion occurs when the brain undergoes a sudden impact or momentum change. This may cause a brief loss of consciousness. If left untreated, concussions can cause lasting and life-altering damage.
- Contusion: A contusion is a bruise, or bleeding, in the brain. Contusions normally are a result of a direct impact or blow to the head.
- Penetration: A penetration occurs when a bullet, knife, or other sharp object impacts with the skull and sends fragments into the brain itself. These injuries often result in death. However, in some cases the victim is left with ability-impairing brain damage.
Along with these few examples of the different types of brain injury, there are also different levels of brain injury ranging from mild to severe.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of an accident or a defective product that has resulted in a brain injury, please contact the law offices of Stephens and Holman to schedule a free consultation as soon as possible. We serve residents of Vancouver and all of British Columbia.