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If you have suffered a head injury in a car accident or some other kind of accident, you should consider filing a New York personal injury lawsuit to compensate you for your injuries. Head injuries can have serious and permanent effects that can be difficult to diagnose and treat. One of the experienced brain injury attorneys in New York at Belushin Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve for your head injury or brain injury.

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Consequences of Brain Injuries

A head injury, also known as a traumatic brain injury, occurs when there is a traumatic impact to the brain. There are three major types of brain injury: closed traumatic brain injury, penetrating traumatic brain injury, and deceleration injury. All three of these brain injuries can vary in their severity and the portion of the brain affected. A closed traumatic brain injury is a brain injury from an impact that did not pierce the skull. These include any type of blunt force to the head, such as striking the head on a part of a vehicle in a car accident. The second type, penetrating brain injury, occurs when an object pierces the skull and penetrates the brain tissue.

The last type is a specific kind of closed brain injury that is called an acceleration-deceleration injury. This occurs when the brain is moved rapidly within the skull and strikes the interior of the skull, causing swelling in the brain. These acceleration-deceleration injuries often occur in car accidents, because the force of the body moving within the vehicle causes rapid movement of the brain within the skull. These brain injuries can occur even if there was no physical object that struck or penetrated the head. Because of the complexity and serious nature of brain injuries, a victim and their family need a New York head injury lawyer to represent them and ensure that they are compensated fairly.

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Head injuries and brain injuries can be caused by many different types of accidents. The most common type of accident that causes brain injury is a car accident. When vehicles collide, there is a substantial risk that the head will strike part of a vehicle, or will sustain acceleration-deceleration injuries. Head-on collisions and rollover collisions are particularly likely to cause a head injury. Car accidents, however, are not the only way that a victim can sustain serious head injury. Fall injuries, work accidents, trip and fall accidents, and many other types of accidents can cause serious head injuries.

If you have sustained a head injury in any type of accident, you should speak with a New York injury lawyer to determine what legal rights you may have to file a personal injury lawsuit. Head injuries have varying prognoses because every head injury affects the victim differently depending on the severity, type of injury, and location of the brain affected. However, head injuries all have the potential to be devastating and life-altering. They can affect a person’s motor skills, cognitive abilities, and personality.

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There are many different warning signs and symptoms of a head injury. Some of the symptoms are easy to recognize, but others go unnoticed for days or weeks after the accident. It is very difficult to diagnose traumatic brain injury, and sometimes even CT scans do not reveal the serious damage that the brain has sustained. Some head injury symptoms include dizziness, headaches, blurred vision, and memory loss. If a car accident victim sustained any head injury in a car, they may have lost consciousness for a period of time. Any loss of consciousness in an accident is a warning sign that should not be ignored.

If an accident victim blacked out for any length of time in a car accident, they should be thoroughly examined for head injuries and traumatic brain injuries. If you suffered any type of concussion injury, you are also at risk of brain injuries. Head concussions and brain concussions can be serious medical conditions if they are not treated properly. If you or your loved one suffered injuries in a car accident and experienced any of the symptoms of traumatic brain injury in New York, you should speak with a New York personal injury attorney about filing a car accident lawsuit. You deserve to be compensated for your serious head injuries.

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In some severe circumstances, head injury can be deadly. If an individual does not receive treatment for their head injury, the complications can cause severe swelling and brain damage. Sometimes swelling and pressure in the brain can be relieved with surgery, but if this surgery is not completed immediately, the swelling in the brain can cause permanent brain damage or death.

When an individual suffers a catastrophic head injury, they sometimes lapse into a coma. If the brain injury is severe or the individual shows no signs of waking from the coma, their family may have to make the difficult decision to remove the victim from life support. If your family member died as a result of head trauma in a car accident, you should contact one of the Brooklyn injury lawyers at Belushin Law Firm to discuss filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

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