What are Closed Head Injuries?
Closed head injuries occur when someone suffers a blow to their skull, or a sudden, violent jerking motion that causes the brain to knock against part of the skull. Closed head injuries do not involve any damage to the skull, and often there is little to no visible evidence of a closed head injury. Closed head injuries are commonly called concussions.
Common Causes of Closed Head Injuries
Closed head injuries can occur in a variety of situations, including:
Symptoms of Closed Head Injuries
After an accident or a fall, you want to keep any eye out for the symptoms of closed head injuries. While some symptoms may be mild and are similar to those of concussions, other symptoms are very serious and can include:
If you experience the symptoms of a closed head injury after an accident, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Cases Involving Closed Head Injuries
If the closed head injury was caused by an accident or another person’s negligence, you may be able to bring a claim for your injuries. You will want to speak to an experienced attorney to learn what your options are after suffering a closed head injury. At The Ernst Law Group, we represent individuals who have suffered closed head injuries and are here to help.