A blow to the head can change one’s life, and unfortunately, injuries to the head are common in America. In 2009, injuries to the head, neck or face were among the top 10 reasons for emergency visits in children under 15. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 2,000,000 visitors to the ER in 2009 had an open head wound.
Head injuries not only affect the physical functioning of an individual, but often have far-reaching effects on cognitive abilities for those who survive the trauma. Victims of head trauma need extensive medical care for both physical and mental damage.
If your family has suffered the tragic consequences of a head injury, the personal injury lawyers at Arguello, Hope & Associates may be able to help. We understand that a head injury can be devastating, especially when someone else’s negligence is to blame. Our attorneys have the determination and expertise to fight for justice for victims of head injury.
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Types of Head Injuries
A head injury is classified as either open or closed. An open head injury is when the skull is penetrated, whereas a closed head injury is one where blunt trauma has occurred. In any type of head injury, brain damage can occur and cause a person to lose common functions.
Some types of head injuries are:
- Diffuse Axonal Injury
- Epidural Hematoma
- Intracranial Bleeding
- Shear Injury
- Subdural Hematoma
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Skull Fractures
The form of injury directly correlates with the severity of symptoms. Head injuries are dangerous and not always detectable. If you suspect someone may have suffered an injury to the head, skull or face, it is imperative that the person seek medical attention immediately. Detecting and diagnosing a malady in the head can make the difference between life and death.
Causes of Head Injuries
Head injuries can happen in many circumstances. Such injuries are common among children under 15 and adults 65 and over.
Some common causes of head trauma include:
- Abuse or Assault
- Auto Accidents
- Blunt Force
- Motorcycle Accidents
- On-the-job Accidents
- Shaking, e.g. Shaken-Baby Syndrome, Seizures
- Slips, Trips or Falls
- Truck Accidents
Falling objects can also cause severe head injury. When someone suffers severe trauma to the head, the consequences can be financially, emotionally and physically challenging.
Medical Needs for Victims of Head Injuries
Head injuries are not only mentally, emotionally and physically costly, but can become extremely expensive. Diagnostic tests and medical treatment can be extensive and ongoing.
Medical treatments a head injury victim may have to undergo include:
- CT scans
- Doctor’s visits
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Psychological or psychiatric treatment
- Speech therapy
- …among others
In head injury cases where an individual loses motor function, the first year of treatment could reach over $325,000, and has an average annual expense of more than $40,000, according to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
Contact Our Head Injury Attorneys
Head trauma not only affects the victim, but the victim’s entire family, and often means drastic adjustments to living arrangements and daily life. If you or a loved one has been affected by a head injury that was caused by the negligent acts of another party, you may be eligible for compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. If you lost a loved one due to head injuries, you may have a claim for wrongful death.
Arguello, Hope & Associates has the experience of a nationwide law firm but offers the personal attention and legal support you’d expect from a local law office. Our attorneys are devoted to obtaining the MAXIMUM amount of compensation for each and every client for the pain, suffering, medical expenses and mental anguish they have suffered. Victims of brain injuries deserve justice.
We are proud to serve clients throughout the south, offering offices in 5 states. We defend head injury victims in the following areas:
- Phoenix, AZ
- Oklahoma City, OK
- Joplin, MO
- Houston, TX
- Birmingham, AL
- …and cities and towns throughout the U.S.
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