- December 18, 2017
- In brain Injury Accident
Approximately 1.4 million people experience traumatic head injuries each year in the United States. About 1.1 million of these head injuries are treated in the emergency room. Almost half of these head injuries are caused by slip and falls and motor vehicle accidents.
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Orange County brain injury lawyers can help you get the full compensation that you deserve.
A head injury is any sort of injury to your brain, skull, or scalp. A head injury can be a mild bump or bruise to a traumatic brain injury. Common head injuries include:
- Skull fractures
- Scalp wounds
The consequences of a head injury and the necessary treatments vary depending on what caused the injury and its severity. Head injuries are generally categorized as either closed or open. A closed head injury is an injury that does not break your skull. An open head injury is one in which something breaks your skull and enters your brain.
Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion
Closed head injuries are generally hard to diagnose because the signs and symptoms are often invisible. A victim may look and even feel fine following an accident involving a blow to the head. As such, it is often very difficult to diagnose a head injury without the help of a doctor. In fact, many individuals who have been involved in an accident do not display the symptoms of a head injury until days or weeks later.
It should be noted that you can even suffer a head injury, such as a concussion, without hitting your head during an accident. Our Orange County brain injury lawyers are vigilant in looking for even the subtlest signs of a head injury during their initial interview with clients.
Below are some common symptoms of a head injury:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Headaches and a sensation of your head spinning
- Double vision or any trouble with your eyesight
- Loss of memory, regardless of the degree
- Being dazed or confused
- Inability to process information
- Ringing in the ears
Compensation for Head Injuries
Recovery from a head injury is a long and difficult process. It is emotionally draining for both the victim and his or her family. Depending on the severity of the head injury, progress to the best possible recovery may take years. Some head injury victims may never be able to return to work. As such, it can take a significant financial toll on themselves and their family members.
Filing a claim against the party to caused the accident and resulting head injury will not undo the harm, but it can provide financial stability. Your OC head injury attorney can help you get compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Emotional and mental suffering
Call Us Today!
If you or a loved has suffered a head injury or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Orange County brain injury lawyer Samer Habbas, call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084.