ABI vs. TBI: What's the Difference?

We know brain injuries are some of the most severe injuries you can sustain. They cause long-term effects and often require ongoing medical care. Below is more information about the different types of brain injuries and how they occur.

For some, brain injuries are the result of negligent actions. For others, there may be more complex underlying factors. Either way, when someone else’s actions—or inactions—lead to a brain injury, you have the right to pursue compensation.

What is an Acquired Brain Injury?

Acquired brain injuries are complex because they result from unforeseen events or medical issues. Some of the common causes of acquired brain injuries you may experience are excessive use of force during birth, hypoxic injuries, and infections.

You must recognize where negligence may occur that can cause an acquired brain injury. For instance, if a doctor makes a mistake during labor and delivery. Another situation can involve a doctor not recognizing an infection early enough, allowing it to worsen and become an acquired brain injury.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most common types of damage, and they often result from an event involving an impact on your brain. For instance, when you experience a car crash and your head strikes the frame of the vehicle.

In most situations, traumatic brain injuries involve some negligence. Someone acts in a way that breaches a duty of care, such as drivers who cause crashes, doctors who cause surgical errors, and companies who produce defective products.

Despite the differences between these two types of brain injuries, it’s crucial to recognize that they both have long-term damages. You must work with therapists, surgeons, medical professionals, and more just to get through life’s simplest tasks.

Our Sacramento brain injury attorneys at Kershaw Talley Barlow are here to guide you through the process. We know how to build a strong case on your behalf, and we will work to hold the negligent party accountable for your financial and physical damages.

Call us today at (916) 520-6639.

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