Common child brain injury causes include:
- Falls-Falls are the leading cause of brain injury for all age groups, especially for children under age 4 years
- Motor Vehicle Accidents-Children age 15 - 19 have the highest rate of automobile-caused brain injuries
- Struck by/Against Events-This category includes sports-related injuries such as being hit with a ball or bat. Young children and adolescents have the highest incidence of sports-related injuries. In fact, between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports-related traumatic brain injuries occur each year.
- Assaults-Adolescents and young adults are the most likely age groups to be involved in assaults, as both the aggressor and the victim. Traumatic brain injuries caused by or involving a firearm are the worst: 9 out of 10 people with a firearm-related traumatic brain injury die.
Quite often, a child's brain injury is due to the negligence of another person or business. In these cases, the child may have legal recourse to be compensated for the injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, the amount of damages can be significant. This is because of the tremendous costs and expenses related to caring for a brain injured child and the loss of a child's earnings over his or her lifetime.
Parents of children who have sustained a traumatic brain injury should contact Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately to determine their legal rights. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the evidence to prove and win your case.
Do I have a Michigan brain injury case?
We represent Michigan personal injury clients in Detroit, Southfield, Pontiac, Troy, Warren, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Lansing, East Lansing, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills, Rochester, Auburn Hills, Clarkston, Birmingham, Ferndale, Flint, Novi, Pontiac, Troy, Saginaw, Sterling Heights, Waterford, Wayne, Dearborn, Westland, Canton, Monroe, Ann Arbor, Mount Clemens, Livonia, Grayling, Grosse Pointe, St. Clair Shores, Brighton, Adrian, Allen Park, Clinton, Hamtramck, Northville, Garden City, Southgate, Harrison, Holland, Inkster, Allen Park, Belleville, Jackson, Madison Heights, Mount Pleasant, Oak Park, Okemos, Plymouth, Redford, Roseville, Romulus, Taylor, Wyandotte, Wyoming, Traverse City, Ypsilanti, Bad Axe, Northern Michigan, as well as residents of Wayne County, Kent County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Washtenaw County, Genesee County, Huron County, St. Clair County, Monroe County, Ingham County, Saginaw County, Livingston County, Lenawee County and all other Michigan counties.