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.
Due to a variety of reasons, such as high gas prices, many Bostonians are trading in their cars for bicycles. In addition to saving money, cycling =is a great way to get exercise and minimize one's carbon footprint. However, cyclists must be careful on city streets. Many Boston drivers are unaware of the rules of the road when it comes to interacting with bicyclists, which can result in accidents that lead to a traumatic brain injury or worse for the rider.