Head Injuries From Accidents
Head injuries can be very serious and are very common in a variety of accidents like car accidents, slip and fall accidents, bike accidents, and any type of accident or incident. “Head injuries” are typically injuries related to the brain, although you can have some head injuries that don’t involve the brain itself. But most of the time when we speak of head injuries we’re talking about traumatic brain injuries. These types of injuries can be very severe and the effect on someone’s life can be long-lasting and detrimental to the quality of life. Even simple concussions can create major issues in the short term and the long term. According to the University of Utah, someone can experience fatigue, headaches, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, and several others in the short term. While in the long term someone can experience memory issues, depression, mental health problems, sleep issues, and other problems in daily living.
Traumatic brain injuries though are very serious in nature and can have long lasting effects on someone’s mental capacity. They are the types of injuries you can’t always see or feel right away like a broken arm or a laceration in your leg. Only in recent years has the science around brain trauma begun to enlighten both Doctors and the general public about the long lasting effects from a brain injury. There are several types of head injuries documented:
- Concussion – This is a direct result of the brain slamming against the inside of your skull.
- Brain Hemorrhage – This is uncontrolled bleeding within the brain. If the head hits something hard enough it can cause a hemorrhage.
- Edemma – This is swelling of the brain after the head sustains a direct impact. As the swelling increases the pressure increases in the skull causing severe headaches.
- Diffuse Axonal – This is where the damage to the brain cells is so severe that the brain itself has a loss of function, which is why it’s considered one of the worst injuries to encounter.
That all sounds pretty scary, which is why it’s crucial that you get a full medical evaluation after your accident. If you have not done that yet then that’s something we can help you with. We have a network of medical resources that can help get you evaluated immediately. We realize that some people don’t have the medical insurance to get these tests performed, but we can work with you to get you a Doctor who can assess your injuries before it’s too late. Call Combs Law Group today and we can assist you with getting the right medical attention if you need it, or fill out a contact form and we will get in touch with you right away.