Closed Head Injuries Lawyer
Head injuries of any type can be serious. This is due to the risk of damage to the brain. Closed head injuries are when the brain suffers trauma from a blow or sudden, violent motion that causes the brain to strike the skull. No object physically penetrates the skull or the brain, but damage is incurred, nonetheless. Due to the complexity of the brain, closed head injuries can affect one single area or damage can occur throughout the tissues of the brain.
Common accidents that result in closed head injuries include, but are not limited to, assaults, falls, work-related accidents, vehicle accidents and sports-related accidents. Depending on the type of injury incurred by the brain, symptoms can show up immediately, while some can be days after the accident. Some common symptoms of a closed head injury are:
- Cerebrospinal fluid leaking from nose or ears
- Dilated pupils
- Emotional and behavioral changes
- Nausea and vomiting
- Respiratory issues
- Speech and language problems
- Vision issues
Any time someone suffers a head injury, you should seek the services of an experienced personal injury attorney, like Darrell T. Farr. Too much is at stake with an injury to the head and brain to leave your care and future to insurance companies, or simple chance.
Henry County Closed Brain Injury Claims
One of the most common ways victims incur a closed head injury is through sports. The Georgia Return to Play Act (2013 HB 284) requires public and private schools, youth athletic activities and public recreation facilities to provide information to parents on the nature and risk of concussions and closed head injuries. They also are required to establish concussion management and return to play policies.
If your child or other family member has sustained a closed head injury from an accident, you may be able to recover damages to help with the costs of medical treatments and other expenses. Contact Stockbridge personal injury attorney Darrell T. Farr to schedule a consultation today.