In last week’s post on this blog, some of the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury were covered. Unfortunately, TBI-related accidents can also prove fatal and may claim your life or the life of one of your family members. At the San Bernardino, California law firm of Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we sympathize with families who have profound emotional pain after their loved one passes away. Moreover, financial hardships may arise (funeral expenses, lost income, etc.).

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most people between the ages of five and 24 years old who passed away due to a TBI-related fatality during 2006 to 2010 suffered the injury in a traffic accident. For people 65 or older, falls were the primary cause of a TBI-related fatality throughout the same time frame, while assault was the primary reason behind fatal TBIs for children four years old and younger.

If your family is struggling because a loved one died in a TBI-related accident, it is crucial to explore all avenues. If someone’s negligent behavior was responsible for the death, they must be held responsible for the suffering they have caused.

From workplace injuries and playground accidents to drunk driving crashes and negligent property owners, there are a wide variety of reasons why traumatic brain injuries keep happening on a daily basis. If you are trying to piece your life back together, taking advantage of every tool is vital. On our personal injury page, you will find more information related to traumatic brain injuries.