We help head injury victims obtain financial recovery
Head injuries stem from any number of accidents, ranging from car accidents and construction accidents to slip and fall accidents and sports accidents. While some head injuries may be minor, many other head injuries are serious or life changing in nature. Whether you sustained head trauma or injuries in a head-on collision or after slipping on an icy sidewalk, it is crucial that you consult with a legal professional to protect your rights.
Different Types of Head Injury
Head injuries are among the most serious injuries that an individual can sustain. They can lead to mental impairment, permanent disability, and even death. Even mild head injuries have been proven to lead to numerous serious and lifelong consequences.
Some of the most common types of head and brain injuries are:
- Concussion – A concussion occurs when the head sustains trauma due to sudden movement or impact, causing the brain to bounce against the hard walls of the skull. It can result in blurred vision, confusion, nausea, memory loss, and in severe cases, unconsciousness. Repeated concussions can potentially lead to permanent damage.
- Contusion – A contusion is a bruise located on the side of the brain that affects the brain tissue, occurring because of a sudden impact. It can range from minor to life-threatening, and can also increase cardiovascular risks.
- Edema – Any head injury can result in edema, also known as swelling. Though numerous injuries cause swelling in the surrounding tissues, this is more serious when it occurs in the brain as it leads to a buildup of pressure in the brain.
- Whiplash – Whiplash results from a rapid forward and backward movement of the head, thus possibly stretching and damaging the muscles and tendons in the neck.
- Hemorrhage – Hemorrhage is uncontrolled bleeding in the brain. A subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding in the space around the brain, while an intracerebral hemorrhage is bleeding that occurs within the brain tissue.
- Diffuse axonal injury – Also known as a sheer injury, this injury does not cause bleeding but instead damages the brain cells. Diffuse axonal injury is among the most dangerous forms of head injuries as it can lead to long-lasting brain damage and even death.
- Secondary Impact Syndrome – Also known as SIS, this occurs when an individual suffers a second traumatic brain injury before healing from the first traumatic brain injury. It can result in massive swelling of the brain, and sometimes, can lead to the loss of blood flow to the brain and eventually death.
Head Injury Symptoms
After being in an accident, you and your loved ones may overlook symptoms of a head injury, thinking these may be effects of the pain or of the medication. However, these symptoms may be an indication that your injury is more serious. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a head injury can help save your life.
Some of the early symptoms of a head injury include:
- Persistent headaches
- Blurry vision
- Vomiting or nausea
- Memory loss
- Drowsiness or fatigue
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Personality changes
- Loss of balance
- Inability to concentrate
- Memory lapses
- Sleep problems
Remember, signs and symptoms of a head injury are not always evident. It is highly recommended that you have yourself checked by a medical professional right after a personal injury accident, even if you do not show any symptoms of a head injury.
At Willens Law Offices, we know that a head injury can result in several costly medical bills and treatments, as well as other non-economic damages. We will work tirelessly to recover maximum compensation on your behalf.
Your fair settlement will be determined based on several factors:
- Medical expenses
- Costs of treatment and rehabilitation
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Disability and disfigurement
Willens Law Offices — Experienced Head Injury Attorneys
Two people suffering very similar head injuries may experience very different symptoms. Such injuries can affect an individual’s ability to handle day-to-day activities and work. Though some head injuries go away with time, there are others that may require long-term support and care. The decisions you make may have consequences for months, years, or even decades to come. Before accepting any settlement, consult with an attorney that you can trust.