A brain injury is also known as an acquired brain injury or intracranial injury and happens when the brain is damaged by sudden physical trauma.
The damage can be caused by the head forcefully hitting an object such as the dashboard of a car (resulting in a closed head injury) or by something passing through the skull and piercing the brain, as in a gunshot wound (penetrating head injury). Motor vehicle accidents are the major cause of brain injuries.
Often the services of a brain injury attorney is needed to assure those causing the accident resulting in a traumatic brain injury are held responsible for compensating the victim. If hiring a brain injury attorney is necessary, finding an attorney with the right experience in handling brain injury cases will make the difference in the outcome of a traumatic brain injury case.