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Can You Prevent a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Since traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can drastically alter a person’s life, it’s natural to want to know if there is a way to prevent them from happening.

TBIs typically happen in serious accidents where the head and brain experience blunt force trauma, such as auto accidents, sports accidents, and the like.

Below, our San Jose personal injury attorneys discuss some measures you can take to reduce your chances of acquiring a TBI.

Move Cautiously and Watch for Hazards

While it’s not always possible to prevent a catastrophic accident or injury, there are ways you can move more cautiously and avoid potential hazards, including the following:

  • Always drive at the posted speed limit and wear your seatbelt.
  • When riding a bicycle or motorcycle, always wear a helmet.
  • When playing contact sports, always wear the appropriate safety gear.
  • Keep an eye out for puddles on the floor or rugs that look unsecured.
  • Use caution when walking down a poorly lit hallway.

Taking the aforementioned measures can help reduce your risk of many of the types of accidents that cause TBIs. Still, even if you practice safe habits, not everyone will.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by another’s recklessness, our team is here to help.

At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, we have helped countless injured victims across the state recover the compensation they need and deserve after an accident, and we’re here for you too.