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What You Need to Know Immediately After a Direct Impact Head Injury

The severity and location of a direct brain injury will determine the treatment planYou’ve hit your head or suffered a blow to your head, and you’ve been injured. This is no ordinary bump on the head, however. Instead, the direct impact to your head has resulted in a traumatic brain injury.

Often, direct impact head injuries occur in serious accidents, such as:

  • Car crashes.
  • Motorcycle wrecks.
  • Slip and fall accidents.

They can also occur after an physical assault or attack. However you were hurt, it is important to know the symptoms of a serious injury so that you can get appropriate medical treatment.

Symptoms of Direct Impact Head Injuries

It is always a good idea to seek medical attention after you hit your head, and it is especially important to see a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Loss of consciousness.
  • Vision problems.
  • Hearing problems.
  • Headaches.
  • Confusion or cognitive difficulties.
  • Difficulty with gross motor or fine motor functions.
  • Speech problems.
  • Changes in behavior.

Prompt treatment can keep your brain injury from progressing and ease your pain or your symptoms.

Treatment for Direct Impact Head Injuries

Direct impact head injuries typically impact a focal point—or specific area—of the brain. Thus, treatment will depend on the specific area that was hurt. Treatment may include:

  • Medications.
  • Surgeries.
  • Hospital monitoring.
  • Rehabilitation therapies such as physical therapy, speech therapy or occupational therapy.

All of these treatments may cost a lot of money. Additionally, the time that you are out of work may mean a loss of income and your injury could result in other financial losses.

You may have the right to recover compensation for your financial losses and your intangible losses—such as your pain and suffering—if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. Thus, if you or a loved one has suffered a direct impact head injury because of a motor vehicle crash, slip and fall, or other accident, then we encourage you to start a live chat with us today to find out more about your rights and possible recovery.

 

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham