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Common Types of Serious Head Injuries

On Behalf of | Apr 28, 2014 | Firm News


Any severe injury to the body is going to have an adverse effect on an individual’s quality of life; however, a severe injury to the head, especially if it involves the brain, is nearly guaranteed to produce consequences that the victim and his or her family will have to cope with for a lifetime. In addition to the emotional, mental, and physical burdens, catastrophic head injuries are generally extremely expensive, both immediately after an accident and in the long term.

The New Jersey head injury attorneys of Winegar Wilhelm Glynn & Roemersma are dedicated to the pursuit of justice on behalf of injured victims and their families. When an innocent person has his or her life turned upside down due to a head injury caused by someone elses’ negligent or knowingly wrongful actions, it isn’t right that he or she should be saddled with the overwhelming financial hardships that inevitably follow. While ourexperienced, aggressive personal injury attorneys may not be able to make victims and their families completely whole again, we can certainly fight to return them to a financial state that compensates for their unexpected losses and expenses.

Common Head Injury Types

Serious head injuries of all types can result from a variety of accidents, including construction and other workplace accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, and even medical malpractice. Ourskilled car accident attorneys often handle head injury cases resulting from car, truck, and motorcycle accidents.

Whatever the cause of the injury, our attorneys have extensive experience and success in handling litigation involving all types of head injuries, including:

  • Open head injuries: This type of injury occurs due to the penetration of the skull by an object, generally resulting in damage to a localized area of the brain. In some cases, the damage to the brain is more global, especially if fragments of the broken skull spread to different areas of the brain.
  • Closed head injuries: This type of injury occurs when the brain is forced to collide with the skull by a forceful impact to the head that does not penetrate the skull.
  • Traumatic brain injury: Also known as TBI, traumatic brain injury occurs when the brain is damaged by a blow to the head, as opposed to illness or another acquired condition.
  • Primary brain damage: This type of brain damage occurs immediately at the time of the accident, at the moment the skull is impacted. The presence of damage should be apparent to observers, while the extent of the damage should be easily diagnosed by trained medical professionals upon examination.
  • Secondary brain damage: This type of brain damage unfolds over time, often failing to exhibit symptoms until days, weeks, months, or even years after an accident. In many cases, victims of secondary brain damage believe themselves to be unharmed by the accident and therefore do not seek medical help. By the time symptoms manifest themselves, severe damage that could have been minimized through immediate medical care may be impossible to reverse.

Schedule Your Case Evaluation

If you or a member of your family has suffered a serious head injury in an accident, we urge you to contact our personal injury law firm today to schedule an evaluation of your case.

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