What is a Closed Head Injury? MN ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYERS
A closed head injury is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) where the brain is damaged as a result of a blow to a head, or from a sudden, violent motion that causes the brain to be thrown against the skull. A closed head injury is different than an open head injury in that no object actually penetrates the skull. Our experienced accident injury attorneys have handled many accident cases for clients with a closed head injury.
The human brain contains millions of fine nerve fibers or neural cells – called axons – and has a soft, jello-like consistency. The brain “floats” in cerebral spinal fluid within the hard, bony skull. Therefore, when a person’s head sustains direct trauma, or is thrown or shaken violently (as in a car accident), the force of the motion is transmitted to the soft structures of the brain. This can cause stretching and tearing of the neural cells or axon, which can result in permanent damage to the brain.
What are Symptoms of a Closed Head Injury?
Sometimes symptoms of a closed head injury do not appear immediately, presenting themselves days or weeks after an injury. Symptoms of a brain injury can also be difficult to identify or attribute to a head injury, particularly when other parts of the body are injured in the accident. Signs and symptoms of a closed head injury may include any of the following:
- Memory problems
- Nausea or vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Concentration problems
- Light sensitivity
- Noise sensitivity
- Sleep problems
- Ringing in the ears (may lead to chronic tinnitus)
- Behavioral issues, such as irritability and depression.
Compensation for Closed Head Injury – Minnesota Lawyers
If you or a family member have suffered a closed head injury from an accident, call us to discuss your potential case with a top MN attorney. A closed head injury can dramatically change the life of a person and his or her family. Also, a brain injury (TBI) victim often suffers significant financial losses, including the cost of medical treatment and lost wages. At the Rochlin Law Firm, our top accident injury lawyers work hard to build a successful case designed to obtain full compensation for all these losses – for your pain and suffering, medical care costs (past and future), and loss of earnings. Whether it’s a head injury from a car or truck accident, a fall, or other type of injury, the brain injury lawyers at our firm have the legal knowledge and medical insight necessary to obtain full and fair compensation for what may be a lifetime of challenges.