Auto Accidents – Because of the high speeds at which cars and other vehicles travel, it is no surprise that auto accidents result in the highest number of traumatic brain injury cases in Boston and nationally. The likelihood that a victim will sustain serious and lasting brain injury complications increases if he or she was not properly protected by a seat belt, helmet, or other protective gear. Sometimes, though, others act in negligent ways, making it impossible to avoid head trauma.
Sports Accidents – With increasing participation in competitive, contact sports, brain injuries for athletes have become somewhat common. Athletes who compete in physical sports such as football, rugby, hockey, and horseback riding are at risk. It is important for athletes who participate in these sports to wear the proper protective gear in order to avoid sustaining a head injury. Even with the proper gear, however, sometimes the injury is unavoidable because another party was negligent. In such cases, it may become necessary to hire a head injury lawyer.