A closed head injury may be severe or fatalAt first glance, you might now know that a person has suffered a closed head injury. There are no broken bones, and there may not be a bump or any blood. Instead, the brain was injured either when the victim hit his head hard or when his brain crashed against his skull because of a violent movement.

How Closed Head Injuries Occur

Common causes of closed head injuries include:

  • Car crashes.
  • Motorcycle accidents.
  • Falls.

Other incidents such as assaults can also result in closed head injuries or other brain injuries.

Symptoms of Closed Head Injuries

Signs that you or a loved one has suffered a closed head injury may depend on the part of the brain that was injured. It is important to watch for symptoms such as:

  • Loss of consciousness.
  • Headaches.
  • Changes in vision.
  • Seizures or convulsions.
  • Dizziness or loss of balance.
  • Speech problems.
  • Confusion.
  • Cognitive problems.
  • Changes in behavior or mood.
  • Other changes in your medical history.

These symptoms may occur right at the time of impact, or may come on gradually in the hours and days following the accident. Any of these symptoms should be promptly reported to a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

Treatment for Closed Head Injuries

Treatment for a closed head injury will follow a diagnosis of the area of the brain that was hurt and the degree of damage that was done. Medical treatment may include:

  • Medications.
  • Surgery.
  • Rehabilitation therapies.

Medical treatment is only part of the help that you need if you have suffered a closed head injury or a loved one has died from such an injury. As you move forward, you may need help paying for medical bills, lost income, and out-of-pocket costs. You may also seek compensation for your physical pain and emotional suffering. To learn more about protecting your rights and getting the compensation that you deserve, please call our experienced attorneys directly at 1-800-800-5678 to schedule a free consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.