Did You Suffer Blunt Force Head Trauma in an Accident?
Many different types of accidents can cause head trauma, including everything from car crashes and slip and fall accidents to sporting activities and workplace accidents. Whatever the cause, blunt force trauma to the head or face can result in fractures, soft tissue injury, and even brain damage, leaving victims suffering with head pain, bleeding, confusion, and even cognitive disability. Diagnosing and treating head injuries is expensive, which is why it’s so important for accident victims whose injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence, to work with an attorney who can help them seek compensation for their losses.
What is Blunt Force Trauma?
Blunt force trauma occurs when the head is struck by (or strikes) another object with great force and without leaving an open wound. Blunt force trauma can happen in a wide range of accident scenarios. A person who falls and hits his or her head on the ground, for instance, could suffer from blunt force trauma, as could a motorist who struck his or her head on the steering wheel during a collision. This type of blunt force trauma can cause a variety of head injuries, including:
- Fractures to the skull, eye sockets, face, or jaw;
- Brain injuries, such as concussions; and
- Bleeding in the brain.
While some of these injuries, like mild concussions, will likely heal fully given enough time and rest, others could have more permanent consequences. Bleeding in the brain, for example, can lead to physical and cognitive problems, while a fractured skull could cause damage to the brain tissue.
Recovering Compensation for Blunt Force Head Trauma
Blunt force trauma to the head can cause serious injuries that, if left untreated, could result in permanent damage. Unfortunately, diagnosing and treating head injuries caused by blunt force trauma can be expensive, as an injured party will likely need not only a physical exam, but also a series of scans and tests to confirm the extent of the damage. Once diagnosed, a head injury victim will also require treatment. The type of treatment required will depend on the severity of the injury, but injured parties could end up having to foot the bill for hospital stays, surgery, and medications. This can put victims and their families in a tough spot financially, especially when the injured party is unable to work while recovering. Fortunately, accident victims who can prove that someone else’s carelessness was the cause of their injury could be entitled to compensation for their medical bills and lost wages.
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If you sustained a head injury in an accident through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to reimbursement for your losses. For help pursuing a claim for your medical bills and lost wages, please call Boone & Davis and set up a meeting with one of our experienced Florida traumatic brain injury lawyers today. You can schedule a free case review by calling our office at 954-566-9919 or by sending us an online message.