Head injuries are very dangerous. They are injuries to the school or brain and are usually caused by trauma. Concussions are by for the most common type of head injury also called a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the usually happens when the brain is forced into the skull.

Head injuries can occur from:

Auto accidents

Swimming pool accidents or near drownings

On-the-job injury or construction accidents

It is a common misconception that you have to be hit in the head to experience a concussion or traumatic brain injury. However, doctors know that an impact elsewhere on the body with enough force to jar the brain can result in a traumatic brain injury. Concussions can range from mild to severe and the effects may or may not be apparent immediately after an accident. In some instances, head injury symptoms do not show up for hours and maybe even days later.

Signs of a Brain Injury

* Confusion or trouble remembering things were concentrating
* Memory loss
* Headache
* Depression
* Dizziness or issues with balance
* Feeling tired or groggy
* Loss of consciousness

Head injuries are very cause of disability and death in adults. More serious head injuries can also include a skull fracture. Bruising and internal damage to the brain also can occur with a motor vehicle accident. If you have any symptoms of a traumatic brain injury or a head injury after a car accident or other accident you should immediately seek medical treatment.

Treatment of Head Injuries

Often after a serious accident the extent of a closed head injury may not be completely known until a comprehensive medical examination has been completed. That would include diagnostic testing and a physical examination. Some of the more common diagnostic tests for a head injury include a CT or a CAT scan, and EEG and an MRI.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year over 1.7 million head injuries occur in the United States. Car accidents account for about 17% of all head injuries in the United States.

That injuries can also occur in children such as a “shaken baby syndrome” and many instances of head injuries occur in day care accidents or in daycare abuse in the United States.

Head Injury Litigation

A person suffering from a concussion or other closed head injury may walk and talk fine and look on the outside. It is imperative that the head injury victim head injury litigation and communicating to a jury the reality of a closed head injury. Often, life care planners are used to present testimony in court regarding future medical needs of the head injury victim. Treating physicians are also a good source of medical testimony regarding the problems in recovery of a personal injury victim suffering from a head injury.

Austin injury attorney Greg Baumgartner is handled numerous traumatic brain injury cases over the last 25 years. We offer free no obligation consultations for victims who have suffered a brain injury from an accident.

If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury through no fault of their own, please contact Attorney Greg Baumgartner for a free no obligation consultation-512-348-6768.

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