Catastrophic Head And Traumatic Brain Injuries

Head and brain injuries are among the most serious types of trauma the body can sustain. They must be handled with care. Some head injuries, including lacerations and scrapes, may be obvious to the casual onlooker. However, internal injuries involving swelling or bleeding inside the skull may not produce symptoms right away, making them hard to detect.

Accident victims may not even realize they have hit their head. The violence of an impact can leave individuals dazed, especially if air bags deploy in a car accident, multiple objects were hit or they suffer a concussion.

A safe rule of thumb is that, if anyone in the car accident or other severe accident is seriously injured, you should assume the potential for a head or brain injury exists for everyone else involved in the incident.

Understanding Head Injury Symptoms

Victims of head injuries may appear entirely normal after an accident. However, their state can rapidly deteriorate if a serious head or brain injury is present. From concussions to more serious skull fractures or hematoma (bleeding in the brain), here are several symptoms to watch out for:

Concussion Symptoms:

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness or problems with balance
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Feeling sluggish, tired or foggy
  • Headaches and sensitivity to light
  • Nausea

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Symptoms:

  • Change in pupil size
  • Changes in hearing, smell or taste
  • Slurred speech or blurred vision
  • Stiff neck or vomiting
  • Convulsions or loss of consciousness

Legal Representation For Your Head Injury Case

At McCoy & McCoy, we can help you understand how to pursue full and fair compensation for your past, present and future medical bills and other damages you incur.

Remember, head and brain injuries can turn serious quickly, and the recovery and healing process can last for weeks, months or prove to be impossible to resolve. It is essential to have a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to help you navigate the details of your case and seek the maximum compensation you deserve.

Please call us today at 860-856-9283, or complete a free case evaluation form for a prompt response regarding your unique injury.