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What can cause a traumatic brain injury?

Bodily injuries can be minor, or they can be serious. The location of an injury on an Oklahoma resident's body can play a large role in how fast they will recover, if recovery is an option. While injuries to bones and muscles often mend, injuries to organs can be damaging for the rest of their victims' lives.

One of the most serious forms of injuries that a person can suffer is a brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries range from mild concussions to such horrific events that severe brain damage is caused. While the human brain can experience recovery the extent of symptoms and harm that a victim can be forced to endure is extensive.

This is because the brain plays a role in practically every other system of the human body. It helps regulate and control movement, respiration, and coordination. A person with a traumatic brain injury may find that their mood is changed or their sensory experiences are altered. Victims of serious brain injuries may lose memories, functions and even their lives.

Traumatic brain injuries are generally caused by external forces. The effect of a victim's head hitting something in a car accident, sporting event or slip and fall can cause traumatic brain injury. In addition, traumatic brain injuries can be caused by penetration injuries, such as gunshot wounds to the head and impalement.

This post is not offered to provide medical or legal advice. It is provided to share with readers the significant problems they may experience if they suffer traumatic brain injuries. Harm sustained in a brain injury accident may be permanent and disabling and may serve as the basis of a victim's disability benefits claim.

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