Common Causes of Brain and Head Injuries

Personal Injury Lawyers serving Englishtown, Newark, Jersey City, Monmouth & Middlesex Counties, and nearby areas of New Jersey


Brain and head injuries are some of the most severe a person can suffer, often leading to long-term consequences that can have a devastating impact on the person affected as well as their friends and family. The brain is a delicate and complex organ, and damage to it can result in:

  • Personality changes
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Vegetative state
  • Sensory problems
  • Memory loss
  • Concentration problems
  • Death

These are only some of the potential issues arising from brain injury. Shorter term consequences can include disorientation, dizziness, headaches, nausea, and more.

Understanding what causes brain injury can allow you to make safer choices in your life, and potentially save you or a loved one from long term brain damage.

Infographic: Common Causes of Brain Injury

Some of the most common causes of brain injury include:

  • Auto accidents: Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents are a leading cause of brain and head injuries. Motorcyclists are especially at risk, more so if they do not wear a helmet. Auto accidents can be traumatic and cause injury not only to the head, but to the spine and limbs as well. Help prevent auto accidents by always driving safely and staying alert on the road.
  • Construction accidents: Construction is an inherently dangerous field, and construction accidents can be catastrophic. Falls, machinery malfunction, heavy objects, and more can cause injury to the brain.
  • Workplace accidents: Construction isn't the only field with potential dangers. Manufacturing, restaurants, poultry farms, and even office jobs carry the risk of brain injury. Slipping and falling down the stairs, down a ladder, or on a slippery floor are all common injuries in the workplace that can have short and long term consequences. Injuries from machinery, dangerous areas, falling objects, and conveyer belt accidents are also common.
  • Pedestrian accidents: Vehicles colliding with pedestrians is unfortunately a common occurrence. Pedestrians are unprotected and vulnerable, and being hit by a car can cause devastating injury. If you are walking in an area with cars, make sure to pay attention. Drivers are often distracted and not paying attention to pedestrians, and if a collision occurs it can result in brain damage or even wrongful death.

Brain injuries can incur long-term costs such as medical care, home care, rehabilitation, lost income due to inability to work, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Our brain injury lawyers can help you obtain the maximum compensation possible to cover these costs, as well as justice against the negligent party that caused the brain injury.

Schedule A Consultation With A Brain Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another, don't hesitate to call Shapiro & Sternlieb at 732-617-8050 to schedule your free consultation. We serve clients in the Englishtown, Newark, and Jersey City areas of New Jersey.