Car accidents are just one of the ways that a traumatic brain injury can occur. When there are witnesses to the accident, especially if it is a hit-and-run, the victim's family and police can obtain some very important details to the case that the victim cannot. A resident of Methuen, a northern suburb of Boston, fortunately had witnesses come forward with details of a serious hit-and-run accident that caused the woman to suffer from a brain injury.
Metro regions like the Boston area experience many vehicle accidents due to heavy traffic from commuters, travelers, and commercial transport. It seems that a day can't pass without there being some news about a car accident. While many reasons exist, weather conditions can also be to blame. One Massachusetts driver experienced the effects of rainy pavement on what was probably expected to be an uneventful day, and it affected two other people.
Car accidents are sometimes caused by a driver failing to follow the rules of the road. Such accidents may leave a victim not only with physical injuries but also with financial hardship due to lost wages and medical expenses. When a person is injured in a car accident, he or she may be entitled to compensation for the costs associated with the incident.
Traumatic brain injuries can have a number of causes, from a simple fall to a serious auto accident. While most TBIs are the result of a single incident, a slower form of brain injury can occur from repeated blows to the head, such as those received from playing contact sports. The results of this slow build-up of brain damage can be severe and life changing, often affecting the sufferers' ability to work regularly. Receiving compensation for such an injury can be difficult, however, due to the need to prove a specific cause for the condition. For many though, a new study linking contact sports with brain injuries may be of some help.