Non-Penetrating Head Injury
Imagine this scenario: You’re playing baseball with the neighborhood kids. A line drive hits you squarely on the side of the head. It hurts, but there’s no blood, just a big lump. So you finish playing the game. By the time you get home, you have a headache. You take some aspirin and fall into bed. But the next morning, you feel sick. The headache is overwhelming, you vomit and something’s happened to your eyesight. It’s hard to stand up and maintain your balance. You have what doctors call a “closed head injury.” Like most people, because there’s no blood or wound, you figured you would get over it quickly. Sadly, nothing could be further from the truth. A closed head injury is actually a “traumatic brain injury.”
Have you or a loved one suffered a closed head injury? Did you lose someone you love to this kind of injury? Are you dealing with horrendous medical bills? And rightly scared for your future?
Let Premier Law Group help!
Our expert brain injury attorneys have firsthand knowledge and experience with the devastating trauma and fatalities caused by closed head injuries. The full extent of the brain injury reveals itself over time. Victims need to give themselves as much time as it takes, to fully recover.
Meanwhile, their families don’t really know what their next steps should be. Medical bills are piling up, there’s no income to live on, and pushy claims adjustors want you to sign off NOW.
Let us collect the injury evidence and deal with the insurance claims adjustors. That’s what we do! We negotiate for you, while you focus on regaining your life.
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What is the Definition of a Closed Head Injury?
A “traumatic brain injury” where there are no signs of a wound. Most accident victims think they have a bump on the head that will heal in time.
Sadly, closed head injuries lead to serious health issues down the road, including permanent brain damage, disability and even death.
Recovery from a closed head injury takes as long as it takes. This can be months, years, and hundreds of thousands of dollars. Getting compensation for the injuries, the suffering, and the life changes are important in this type of personal injury case
How Does a Closed Head Injury Happen?
A recent report shows that more than 17 million people in the United States suffer a closed head injury every year. There are many different types of traumatic brain injury accidents, and they can happen anywhere, at any time. These can be at home, work, play, school, even in a grocery store.
Slipping and falling and car crashes are the two most common ways that people suffer closed head injuries. But domestic violence and physical abuse are also leading causes of closed head injury accidents.
What Are the Risks Associated with Closed Head Injury?
Closed head injury victims probably do not realize that most symptoms do not appear in the first 24 hours. In fact, it can take weeks, even months, before the full range of symptoms show up.
The initial injury does cause pain. But it’s the secondary conditions that cause the greatest harm and risk. These include bleeding in the brain, swelling, and internal infections.
Brain infections cause high fevers. If they continue over a period of time, the body has seizures. Seizures are part of the brain’s recovery process, but they cause severe emotional, physical, and mental stresses for victims. Brain infections are known to cause permanent epileptic seizure episodes.
The frightening truth is — if you hit your head, you run the risk of developing brain damage and dying.
What Are the Symptoms of a Closed Head Injury?
The most pronounced symptoms in all types of head injuries, including closed head injuries, include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Inability to stay awake
- Weakness or numbness in arms or legs
- Problems with memory or focus
- Double or blurry vision
- Speech problems
- Changes in mood or behavior
What is the Recovery Time and Prognosis for a Closed Head Injury?
Most people think they will heal and recover in no time. Unfortunately, this is simply not true.
The healing of a brain injury is completely reliant on the bruising, bleeding, and pain to stop in the injured brain tissues. Full recovery time is different for every closed head injury victim.
This is partly because it takes time for “secondary injuries” to show themselves. If the accident victim has any underlying conditions, this will impact recovery as well.
Many victims fall into a coma. Once they awaken and stay awake, this is a good indicator of their healthy recovery. The sad truth is that 15 percent of people taken to the ER with closed head injuries do not survive.
Why Choose Premier Law Group To Handle My Case?
People who have a closed head injury are never the same. They cannot hold down a job, which greatly impacts their quality of life over the long term. Most victims have lingering pain and are never able to do their normal activities. In fact, closed head injuries change the lives of all family members.
We will help you get the money you need to make the best recovery possible.
The Premier Law Group Difference!
As your “difference maker,” you always work with YOUR ATTORNEY — not just a paralegal. We are available 24/7 to answer your questions, and help you build your case.
We will collect eyewitness reports about the injury. Then work with all your medical people to understand the scope of your injury and impacts on your life. From this fact-finding, your attorney builds your case and files claims for compensation. We negotiate FOR YOU and your loved ones.
Don’t sign off on an insurance claim until you talk with us. Focus on healing, and let your lawyer collect evidence and handle the claim details.
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