Closed Head Injuries: What You Need to Know
February 3, 2020
Closed head injuries, along with penetrating head injuries, are a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). When an individual suffers a closed head injury, their skull remains intact after the accident but the brain is injured from being jarred or shaken. These types of injuries are more difficult to recognize and diagnose because the skull is not punctured, but they are still often the cause of severe and long-lasting physical and mental disabilities. The most common causes of closed head injuries are traffic accidents, sports activities, and slip and falls.
Have you or a loved one experienced a closed head injury? Was this injury at least partially caused by another person, company, or agency? If so, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and damages for pain and suffering.
Types of Closed Head Injuries
Our firm has extensive experience dealing with victims of traumatic brain injuries, including these four major types of closed head injuries:
– Concussion: temporary loss of brain function due to head trauma without significant structural damage
– Brain Hemorrhage (Intracranial Bleeding): localized bleeding in the brain that can lead to death
– Contusion: localized bruises on the brain from it hitting the inside of the skull
– Intracranial Hematoma: blood vessel ruptures in the brain or between brain and skull, requiring immediate medical attention The effects of all closed head injuries can be more severe than they originally appear. Even concussions and other relatively minor cranial injuries can lead to far more serious problems like loss of cognitive abilities, depression, decreased memory, degenerative brain disease, sleeplessness, Alzheimer’s disease, strokes, Parkinson’s disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), chronic headaches, epilepsy, brain hemorrhage, mental retardation, vertigo, cerebral Palsy, second-impact syndrome, spinal cord injuries, and post-concussion syndrome.
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Although the skull is not penetrated in a closed head injury, the brain can be seriously injured by bouncing against the inside of the skull. Someone with such an injury may experience headaches, dizziness, vomiting, loss of consciousness, nausea, and may require immediate medical attention. TBIs that were caused by the negligence or reckless actions of another entity may entitle the victim to compensation for their injuries. The lawyers at The GC Law Firm are experienced at litigating these types of injuries against individuals and insurance companies, and will seek to collect all the compensation possible for you. Contact us today to get started.