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Why You Should Call a Brooklyn Attorney After An Accident

Head injuries can be severe and traumatic injuries that can affect brain function for the rest of the victim’s life. Head injuries occur in many different types of accidents, but car crash victims are particularly at risk of injuring their head and brain due to the motion and force of impact in a car accident. If you or someone you love suffered a head injury in any kind of accident, you should speak with a Brooklyn head injury lawyer to determine your legal rights. You may be entitled to a settlement from your insurance company which will compensate for your pain and suffering.

The Dangers of Head Injuries

There are many different types of head injuries. One of the most serious types is called a traumatic brain injury, or TBI A traumatic brain injury occurs when the brain swells inside the skull due to either a puncture wound or a closed head wound. Traumatic brain injury can also be caused by severe acceleration-deceleration motion to the head and neck, which causes the brain to strike the interior of the skull. A traumatic brain injury requires immediate treatment to relieve pressure in the brain and also requires constant monitoring after the fact. Victims of TBI often suffer disabilities ranging from loss of cognitive function to memory loss to loss of motor skills.

In addition to a TBI, there are many other types of head injuries and head wounds. One of the more common types of head injury is a concussion, which can happen from an impact to the head. Symptoms of a concussion include pain, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, or drowsiness after the head injury. Concussions are common ailments, but if they go untreated, they can cause serious brain damage. Victims of car accidents can also sustain lacerations to the face and scalp if they are struck by a sharp object in some sort of accident. These injuries often occur in slip and fall accidents or work accidents with defective machinery.

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In cases where there is blunt force impact to the head, the victim can also suffer a fractured skull and broken cheeks, jaw, or other bones in the face. Any type of head injury is a serious injury that requires immediate medical treatment. Time is of the essence in treating head trauma, because swelling of the brain needs to be immediately relieved in order to prevent permanent brain damage. If you or someone you love suffered a head injury in a car accident, work accident, or a fall accident, you should speak with an experienced head injury lawyer to discuss filing a claim.

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