What kinds of head injuries can occur after an accident?
With the importance of a person’s cognitive skills and functioning to their everyday lives, the possibility of suffering a head injury in an accident can be devastating.Car crashes and other accidents are common causes of head trauma. However, these injuries may not always be easily detectable immediately after an accident.
Symptoms of head injuries can vary significantly; with some symptoms showing themselves right after an incident occurs. Other symptoms may take several hours or days to develop, and therefore a person’s head can appear to be without serious injury, while severe bleeding or swelling is actually occurring inside the skull.
The symptoms of a head injury may depend on the type of injury suffered. For example, a concussion is a type of head injury, and the most common type of traumatic brain injury. Even within concussions, however, the symptoms can range from mild to severe. Other head injuries can include scalp wounds and skull fractures, with bleeding resulting in the brain tissue or in the layers that surround the brain.
The most important thing after a head injury is to get the medical care necessary for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Individuals can then consider filing a lawsuit against those responsible for the injury, which may be a vital step toward recovering compensation for the medical expenses and pain and suffering caused by the head injury. Given that the effects of a head injury can dramatically affect a person’s life for years to come, it is essential that individuals find some relief for their injury by holding those who caused the accident accountable for their actions.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident resulting in a head injury in the Inland Empire, it is important that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Harshbarger Law.