Common Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injury Causes

Any impact to your head may potentially lead to the brain striking against the inside of your skull and create a contrecoup or coup-contrecoup injury. From a simple fall to a vehicle crash, these are some of the most common ways a coup-contrecoup brain injury may occur:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents 
  • Shaken baby syndrome 
  • Slip and fall injuries when a property owner doesn’t exercise their basic duty of care
  • Sports injuries such as tackling in football or taking a blow in a boxing match
  • Violence such as direct physical assault to the head with a fist or object
  • Whiplash during a car accident when the head is jerked back and forth violently
  • Workplace accidents like falling objects or tripping over equipment

In any of these instances, you or your injured family member may be in for a lifetime of medical therapy and inability to work. 



Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims