The human brain is extraordinary until it gets injured.
A head injury is any trauma that injures the scalp, skull or brain. It can appear to be a minor bump on the skull. It is difficult to diagnose by looking at the physical trauma caused to the head. The person may appear to be fine after the injury was sustained.
Head injuries include:
- scalp wounds
- skull fractures
- Sometimes, it may cause bleeding in the brain tissue or in the layers surrounding the brain.
A head injury can be caused by a car accident, by falling, playing sports, and even a physical assault. Most injuries are minor because the skull protects the brain, but some are severe enough to require hospitalization. A serious head trauma can result in damage to the spinal cord.
Symptoms either occur immediately or over several hours or days. Learn to recognize serious head injury symptoms:
- Vision problems
- Behavioral problems
- Becomes sleepy
- Develops a bad headache or stiff neck
- Loses consciousness
- Unable to move arm or leg
Head injuries, regardless of the cause, can be physically, emotionally and financially crippling. They can dramatically impair a person’s ability to function and enjoy life. When a person suffers brain damage due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of others, the legal system may allow for compensation.
The experienced San Bernardino personal injury attorneys at Welebir | Tierney understand the emotional and financial burdens a serious injury can have on a victim and the victim’s family. Call us today 909-764-3335 to discuss your legal rights and options regarding your case.