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Definition of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is severe trauma or injury to the brain. It occurs when there is damage to the brain due to an external, physical force. Claimants with traumatic brain injury may suffer from diminished or altered states of cognitive abilities which can affect the emotional, behavioral and emotional functioning of the person.

Common causes of traumatic brain injury include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, birth accidents and assault. If a person's traumatic brain injury is due to the negligence or intentional actions of another person or a doctor's medical error they can file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for their losses including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Talk to a personal injury lawyer for more information about the statute of limitations for filing an injury claim for a traumatic brain injury.

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