A head injury, also known as a traumatic brain injury, head trauma or concussion, is any type of trauma caused to the skull or head that injuries the scalp, skull or brain. In a penetrating head injury, an object pierces the skull and enters into the brain; in a closed head injury, an object strikes the head with blunt force. According to statistics, approximately two million people in the U.S. suffer from a head injury each year, and more than 500,000 of these injuries require hospitalization.
Several of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries include falls, work accidents, traffic accidents, industrial accidents, accidents in the home, or recreational accidents. While sometimes it may be easy to discern whether an individual has sustained a head injury, other times, it may not be so clear. Symptoms such as confusion, convulsions, bleeding, headaches, fractures, pupil changes, stiff neck and scalp wounds are to be monitored, and more obvious signs of head injuries include drowsiness, slurred speech, loss of consciousness and blurred vision. If one suspects a brain injury, the first step should always be to seek medical help.
An individual may suffer from brain damage that is caused by blunt force trauma, and some forms of traumatic brain injuries may cause prolonged or irreversible brain damage due to bleeding inside the brain or skull or damaged nerve cells. If you have experienced a life-threatening brain injury that you feel was caused by the irresponsibility or negligence of another, consider working with a California brain injury lawyer to hold the appropriate party responsible for compensation for your condition.
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