Suffer from a head injury? What You Should Know

man with head injuryA head injury should be taken seriously. If you were in an accident that caused injury to your head, you should seek medical assistance. At some point, you should also seek financial compensation. Hiring a personal injury attorney can help you get the money you deserve.

The Most Common Kinds of Head Injury

The owners of hotels, restaurants, cafes, clubs, and bars are responsible for keeping their premises safe. Slipping, falling, and hitting your head in such a venue can lead to serious health problems. Head injuries are equally common in car accidents.

Here are the most common kinds of head injuries:

  1. Concussion

This consists of a sudden and violent shaking of the brain. It can cause loss of consciousness, impairment of memory, slowness or fogginess with cognitive function, dizziness, nausea, and sensory problems. Sensory problems can include blurry vision, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), loss of smell (anosmia) or loss of taste.

  1. Contusion

This is a bruise on the brain that can lead to long-term problems. You may need to undergo surgery if you have suffered a large contusion.

  1. Diffuse axonal

This is tearing of the brain that occurs when there is a strong rotation or shaking of the head.

  1. Penetration

This occurs when an external object penetrates the head. It often proves fatal.

What To Do After A Head Injury

You should always see a doctor if you have hit your head on a hard surface. Even if you feel okay after a slip and fall, it is a good idea to have a neurologist check you out. There may be internal bleeding or other types of injuries that can lead to a grave condition.

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury.  It requires medical attention.  And, when caused by the negligence or carelessness of another, deserves legal attention as well.

If you have suffered a head injury, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in New York. Attorneys at the Law Office of Todd J. Krouner, P.C. can help you get the compensation you deserve.