Each year, approximately 1.7 million Americans suffer head and brain injuries, otherwise known as traumatic brain injury (TBI). Most head injuries are caused by a severe blow to the head, often resulting from motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents or sports related accidents. Head injuries can significantly impact both the victim’s life and the lives of his or her family members.
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury in an accident that was caused by another party, you may be entitled to compensation. The Los Angeles head injury attorneys at the Nourmand Law Firm can help you obtain the full extent of the money damages that you deserve for the injuries you have suffered.Types of Head Injuries
Head injuries are categorized as open or closed, depending on the nature of the injury. The classification of the head injury will help your attorney determine the type of damage that you should seek in your personal injury claim.
Open Head Injury
An open head injury occurs when the victim’s skull is fractured or penetrated by a foreign object. This type of head injury happens usually where the head slams into a hard object or surface. An open head injury can result in the physical damage to the brain and other complications, including infections. The two main types of open head injury include skull fractures and penetrating injuries.
Closed Head Injury
A closed head injury occurs when the victim’s brain impacts against the inside of the skull. Fatal brain swelling and blood clots can occur as a result. Closed head injuries are often caused when the victims suffers whiplash or their head strikes the inside of their vehicle in an accident. Although these types of head injuries do not result in physical signs of injury, they can result in permanent damage. There are three main types of closed head injury: concussions, mass lesions, and diffuse injuries.Symptoms of Brain Injury
Signs and symptoms of brain injury may not always be apparent immediately after an accident. In fact, most symptoms may not develop or surface until days after the injury. Some common symptoms of a TBI that you should look for after an accident include:
- Consistent headache
- Poor memory
- Neck pain
- Blurred vision
- Lack of concentration
- Ringing in the ears
- Loss of balance
- Loss of consciousness
If you notice any of these symptoms, you should immediately consult with a physician. You should also contact an attorney that specifically handles these types of cases to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve, including compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, loss of future earning capacity, and pain and suffering.Experienced Los Angeles Head Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury in an accident that was caused by another party, the experienced attorneys at the Nourmand Law Firm are ready to fight for your rights. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call us at (310) 553-3600 or contact us online.