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Different Types of Head Injuries

By Steve Charpentier on December 09, 2013

Different Types of Head InjuriesWhen it comes to serious injuries that people can face, some of the most serious kinds of injuries involve blows and other trauma to the head. Many times these sorts of injuries can have major effects on a person that can last the rest of his or her lives. If these injuries were caused by another person or party's negligence, it's important to speak with our personal injury attorneys to seek damages.

Right now we'd like to look at the different kinds of head injuries that people can experience and then consider the reasons such injuries need to be taken seriously.

Closed Head Injuries

Closed head injuries are injuries to the head that do not penetrate the skull. Even if there is no penetration of the skull, internal damage to the brain can be quite severe and require urgent care.

Open Head Injuries

Open head injuries refer to injuries that penetrate the skull or cause fractures to the skull. These kinds of injuries can be quite serious depending on their extent and can similarly result in internal damage to the brain.

Concussions

Concussions refer to injuries in which the brain is shaken within the skull, usually from a sudden and forceful blow. Sometimes the jarring is so severe that the brain strikes the skull very hard.

Scalp Injuries

Scalp injuries are injuries that only affect the scalp. While the brain and skull may not be affected, the injury can result in major blood loss and serious problems with scalp appearance and hair growth.

Common Causes of Head Injuries

Some of the most common causes of head injuries include:

  • Auto accidents
  • Assault
  • Slips and falls
  • Industrial accidents
  • Contact sports
  • Combat sports

Any time that a head injury has occurred due to another person or party's actions, it's a good idea to speak with our personal injury and auto accident attorneys as soon as possible to consider your legal options.

Why Head Injuries Need to Be Taken Seriously

Injuries to the head can cause major damage to the brain, including hemorrhaging and swelling. Serious brain injuries can affect a person's mood and cognition as well. You've no doubt seen the reports on NFL players whose brain injuries have caused mood disorders and problems with speech and memory.

Even if the brain is not affected by the head injury, these kinds of injuries can be disfiguring and require major reconstructive work to address. When caused by someone else, you should not be responsible for paying for the medical therapies and possible mental health treatments associated with a serious head injury.

How Our Legal Team Can Help You

During your case, we will fight diligently for you each step of the way, ensuring that your side is heard and well represented. We will seek both compensatory damages and punitive damages against the responsible party, helping make sure that you receive just compensation for the hardships that you have experienced and the potential challenges ahead.

Learn More About Personal Injury Lawsuits

For more information about lawsuits that involve head trauma and how our legal team can help you in your time of legal need, be sure to contact our Central Florida personal injury attorneys today. Our legal team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible results during your search for justice.

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