Out of the various types of physical injuries that a victim can endure after a personal injury accident, often the most serious are head and brain injuries. Suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be a scary experience, and there’s a chance the injury can permanently alter your life. Read this blog to learn more about traumatic brain injuries or contact a Bexar County, Texas Personal Injury Lawyer today!


In general, TBIs are split into two main categories: closed brain injuries and penetrating brain injuries. Both types have the potential to cause permanent damage to a person’s brain and subsequently alter their entire life.

Closed TBIs are much more common in personal injury cases than penetrating TBIs. This is because closed brain injuries occur when there is an injury to the brain without a break in the skull; they are the result of the brain rapidly shaking or moving inside of the skull. They cause bruising and tearing of brain tissue and blood vessels. These types of TBIs can happen due to auto accidents, falls, assaults, or accidentally being hit by an object.

As the name suggests, a penetration brain injury occurs when an object breaks the skull and penetrates the brain. The most common cause of this type of TBI is someone being shot in the head with a bullet. This can cause severe damage and even be fatal. It’s rare for a personal injury accident to cause a penetrative injury.


Various different TBIs can occur after a personal injury accident. For example, a victim could get a concussion from a car accident or from falling down a hazardous stairwell. The most common TBIs caused by personal injury accidents include concussions, contusions, brain hemorrhages, intracranial hematomas, and coup-contrecoup brain injuries.

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be eligible for compensation for your TBIs caused by a personal injury accident. TBIs are generally labeled mild or severe in the courtroom, so you have a higher chance of earning restitution the more severe your injuries are. In order to win a personal injury claim, you must prove the negligence of the person that caused your accident. Negligence is when a person fails their civic duty to prevent harm and causes a harmful accident. You may be able to earn compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and/or pain and suffering.

If you’ve recently suffered a traumatic brain injury after an accident caused by a negligent person, you should immediately contact a personal injury attorney. Thankfully, Sahadi Legal Group is here to fight for you! Contact our firm to learn how one of our effective personal injury lawyers can help you today.