How Do I Know if I Have a Closed Head Injury?
Although a closed head injury is considered a serious medical issue, it is often hard to diagnose. Closed head injuries can cause subtle to severe damages, including frequent blackouts, personality changes, seizures, and even death.
At The Law Office of Vern D. Richards, we understand how closed head injuries can change lives forever. We are committed to representing clients who have experienced closed head injuries, concussions and other brain injuries.
How Closed Head Injuries Change Lives
Closed head and brain injuries usually occur as the result of a non-penetrative blow to the head. They can be caused by any number of accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
A closed head injury causes brain swelling, increasing the pressure within the skull, which causes damage to the brain. The signs of a closed head brain injury may not be outwardly recognizable. Some potential signs of a closed head injury are:
- Changes in personality
- Unexplained blackouts
- Lower degree of cognitive functioning
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
- Memory loss
These and many other symptoms of a closed brain injury may become evident immediately following an accident, or they may develop over time. If you suspect a loved one has suffered a closed head injury, seek medical help immediately. After that, your next step should be contacting an experienced personal injury attorney.
How We Can Help
At The Law Office of Vern D. Richards, we treat closed head traumas as serious injuries. When we handle a brain injury case, we frequently consult neurological experts, economic experts and vocational rehabilitation counselors to offer their expertise regarding a case. In order to craft the most compelling defense possible, we take into account every aspect of a client’s claim.