Head And Brain Injuries
When two vehicles collide, the impact can be devastating. Depending on the type of collision, the driver’s body could be thrown from side to side or front to back. This violent motion can lead to serious head wounds and lasting brain damage.
If you or a loved one was injured in a vehicle accident, schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney at Greene & Schultz Trial Lawyers. Based in Bloomington, Indiana, our firm is prepared to represent injured clients throughout the state. By using trusted medical experts and industry professionals, we can gain a clear picture of your injuries and the challenges you might face as you fight to reach a pre-accident state of health.
The Devastation Of Brain Injuries
Typically, head injuries can either be “open” or “closed.” Open indicates that there is visible damage through lacerations or broken bones in the skull. Closed indicates that there is no visible damage, but the brain has suffered damage inside the cranium.
The brain can be damaged in two ways:
- Structural damage: If the impact has caused parts of the brain to be compressed, or an object has penetrated the skull and impacted the brain, damage to the actual structure of the brain can be monitored by an MRI, CAT scan or other medical imaging device.
- Functional damage: If the impact does not alter the brain’s structure but the brain’s operation is impaired, it can be said that the victim has suffered functional damage. This damage must be assessed by neurological testing as functional impairment will not appear through imaging.
Individuals might not show symptoms immediately after suffering traumatic brain injuries (TBI). It is not uncommon for loved ones and close friends to report a change in attitude or mood swings that an injured person exhibits.
Experienced, Dedicated Attorneys Who Care
If you or a loved one exhibits symptoms such as persistent headaches, trouble sleeping, difficulty concentrating, loss of memory or blurred vision, do not hesitate to contact a skilled head and brain injuries attorney.