Handling Cases Involving Open Head Injuries

Injuries involving the head, neck or brain can be very serious. At the Ernst Law Group, we work with individuals and families whose lives have been affected by serious head injuries. Head injuries can happen in almost any situation and we are happy to represent you if you or a loved one has suffered an open head injury.

What is an Open Head Injury?

An open head injury is an injury that involves damage to both the skull and brain. These injuries involve an object or force that breaks the skull and allows bones or other materials to enter the brain. These types of head injuries can be serious and fatal because brain tissue is very sensitive and the application of force, along with the introduction of a foreign object into the brain tissue, can cause permanent, irreparable damage.

What Causes Open Head Injuries?

Open head injuries are almost exclusively caused by force or trauma. Common open head injuries include:

  • Bullet wounds
  • Knife wounds
  • Skull fractures

Injuries involving bullet wounds and knife wounds often involve other acts of violence, however, skull fractures can also occur in accident situations, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents

Efforts should be taken to prevent open head injuries whenever possible. This can include wearing a helmet when riding a bike or operating a motorcycle, wearing a seatbelt whenever you are traveling in a motor vehicle and protecting your head whenever you are engaged in sporting activities where objects might come close to your head.

Pursuing a Case that Involves an Open Head Injury

If you or a loved one has suffered an open head injury, you should want an attorney to represent you throughout the legal process. Open head injuries can impact decision making and emotional control, so having an experienced, knowledgeable attorney at your side can make a world of difference.

At the Ernst Law Group, we provide free consultations for all personal injury clients. So, if you have a question about pursuing a case that involves an open head injury, call us today. We are here to help.