In Georgia, thousands of accidents and incidents occur on a daily basis. The injuries associated with these encounters can affect any part of the body and complicate any pre-existing conditions that an individual has. One type of injury that commonly results from an accident or incident is a head injury. Head injuries as a result of accidents affect millions of people. If you or your loved one has suffered a head injury as a result of an accident, the Persons Firm can help you understand your rights after an injury. For a risk-free initial consultation, contact us today.What are Head Injuries?
A head injury occurs when an accident or incident results in any type of external or internal damage to one’s head, which include injuries to the brain, skull, or scalp. A head injury may be as minor as a laceration or bumps and bruises to injuries that are significant in nature including a fracture to one’s skull. Head injuries are among the most common types of injuries causing permanent ailments or death in adults. Some of head injuries are the result of a trauma while others can develop as a result of a health problem.
One common type of head injury that occurs as a result of a trauma is traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury occurs when some type of blow or blunt force to one’s head damages the brain. Like any type of injury, traumatic brain injuries can range from a minor concussion for which a little treatment is necessary to extensive care that impacts and alters the lifestyle of the victim. Traumatic brain injuries cause a range of symptoms including headaches, vomiting, nausea, as well as seizures and convulsions in more severe cases.Common Causes of Head Injuries
Head injuries can be caused by any type of accident or incident. In the most common cases people often suffer head injuries as a result of:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: Motor vehicle accidents are responsible for a majority of head injuries. The force of an accident commonly causes one’s head to strike objects such as the steering wheel, windows, and the headrest. As things fly around and/or break during the accident, there is the potential for these objects, which are often sharp, to strike the victim.
- Slip and Falls: Head injuries are another common cause of head injuries. While children and the elderly are the most at risk for slip, trip, and falls, these types of accidents can happen to anyone. Unfortunately, these kind of accidents are sometimes disregarded because of embarrassment, causing individuals to forgo proper medical treatment. However, concussions and lacerations are often associated with slip and fall cases.
- Intentional Force: Any amount of intentional force to one’s head can cause a head injury. Physical assaults and contact sports, among other things, commonly cause head injuries.
The Persons Firm is a personal injury law firm located in Marietta, Georgia. We are a highly experienced firm known for getting our clients maximum compensation for their injuries. If you or your loved one has suffered a head injury as a result of intentional conduct or negligence, contact us today.