Head Injury Attorneys
Millions of Americans suffer head injuries every year. These head injuries range from a small bump or bruise to life changing or life ending injuries. The Attorney Injury Network represents all types of head injury victims and we have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
“Your head is covered by a tough shell but that shell does not prevent your brain from becoming scrambled when you head comes in contact with hard surface or when it is exposed to the extreme “G” forces of a car accident.”
Head Injuries in a Motor Vehicle Accident
Often accidents victims are aware that they struck their head during an automobile accident but they are unaware that they have suffered major head trauma. It is a little like scrambling an egg inside the shell. The egg looks fine on the outside but the yolk is no longer intact.
Head injury victims may not realize that they have suffered a head injury for days, weeks, months, even years after the accident and they do not seek medical attention until some other complication presents itself. Unfortunately, a long delay in getting the head injury diagnosed often means that the injury claim associated with the accident has already been settled and/or the timeframe in which a claim must have been filed as passed. In either event, the head injury victim will likely be unable to recover damages for their injury.
You may think that the airbag protected you from a head injury and it may have but, it is not uncommon for an airbag to cause head and neck injuries. Certain brands of airbags have been recalled on a massive scale because they explode with too much force and have caused accident victims serious injuries.
When you are rendered unconscious or you have an obvious skull fracture or bleeding head wound, you don’t need Ben Carson, renowned neuro surgeon and presidential candidate to tell you that you need immediate medical treatment. But, when you feel like it was just a little bump on the head or a slap in the face by the airbag, a head injury may not be so obvious. There is nothing to lose by seeking a medical evaluation after a seemingly minor head injury. Your doctor can check you and send you for additional testing if necessary. If you are OK, you leave with peace of mind knowing that there isn’t a ticking time bomb in head and, if you have suffered a head injury, you will receive the appropriate treatment before it becomes a serious medical issue.
If you have suffered a head injury in an accident, you need a head injury expert like the personal injury attorneys at the Attorney Injury Network. Call now if you have questions about head injuries or to receive a free consultation with one of our head injury lawyers 1-800-935-8511.
Head injuries also occur on sports like football, soccer and boxing in much the same way as car accidents. However, with sports injuries, there is the additional aspect of multiple concussions. Studies now clearly show that repetitive concussive injuries lead to cumulative brain trauma that can be just as severe as a single massive head injury.
In the old days of high school, college or professional sports, when someone suffered a concussion or was briefly rendered unconscious we called that “getting your bell rung.” Many athletes, often children and teenagers, were told by their coaches and even parents to “shake it off and get back in there” only to be exposed to additional head impacts when they are most vulnerable. Today, coaches are typically more informed and athletes are better equipped so you would think that there would be fewer head injuries but, the fact is that the number of head injuries reported by athletes of all ages continues to increase every year. This may be due to awareness or it could be due to the fact that our athletes get bigger and stronger every year.
“Even one major concussive incident can have lasting consequences on the brain of a young person. Never allow a coach to put your kid back into a game after they are involved in a hard hit or if they blacked out even if it was just briefly.”
Injuries in school athletics always come with risk of injury. You and your child sign many waivers and assume the risk of participating. However, this assumption of risk ends when the coaches, trainers and team doctors fail to act reasonably to safeguard athletes from known risks. If a coach or other team official negligently or intentionally allows an athlete to continue playing after the athlete has been injured or when playing may pose an unreasonable risk of harm to the athlete, the coach and the school or organization affiliated with the team may be held responsible for their injuries.
“Many different factors must be considered in sports head injury liability cases. It is not as simple as saying ‘the coach should not have put my kid back in.’ Only an experienced personal injury can tell you if you have a case. The most important thing is that the person who suffered the injury seek medical treatment immediately. ”
Call the head injury experts at the Attorney Injury Network for a free consultation. We can usually tell you if you have a case right over the phone. Call now 1-800-935-8511.
Types of Head Injuries
Head injuries general fall into two categories:
- Closed – The skull of the victim remain intact even if there are other head wounds like cuts and gashes.
- Open – The skull has been compromised by a fracture or penetrating head wound.
Typical head wounds include concussion, contusion, subarachnoid hemorrhage and subdural hematoma. These types of head injuries can lead to paralysis, chronic headaches, comas, loss of or change in sensory perceptions, speech problems or seizures if untreated and may not be immediately apparent to the head injury victim.
“Head injuries are usually a package deal and are often accompanied by other major injuries to the spine or organs.”
Call now if you have questions about head injuries or to receive a free consultation with one of our head injury lawyers 1-800-935-8511.
Symptoms to Look For After an Accident
The U.S. National Library of Medicine lists the following symptoms as those of most concern:
- Change in pupil size or blurred vision
- Distorted facial features
- Fluid draining from ears, nose or mouth
- Bruising, swelling, or stiffness of neck
- Open scalp wound
- Impaired senses or abnormal behavior like confusion or irritability
- Excessive drowsiness
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe headaches
- Slurred speech
- Clumsiness and lack of coordination
- Drop in blood pressure
- Low breathing rate
“Do not put off medical treatment after a car accidents, motorcycle accidents or slip and fall. Even a seeming minor accident can lead to a “TBI” (Traumatic Brain Injury).”
If you have suffered a head injury after a car accident, it’s important to hold the negligent party responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You and your family should not be financially burdened by an accident that was not your fault.
For a free consultation with one of our expert head injury attorneys, call the Attorney Injury Network at 1-800-935-8511 or submit the contact form on this page. We will take the time to explain your options and answer all of your questions.