Types of Head Injuries

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Nearly any type of accident can cause a head injury, but not all head injuries will result in brain damage. There are numerous ways in which your head can be impacted during an accident. The extent and location of this impact will determine the type of head injury you sustain.
In general, there are two types of head injuries: closed and open. In a closed head injury, your skull may be fractured, but it is not penetrated. In an open head injury, your skull is penetrated. People often assume that open head injuries are always more serious than closed head injuries, but this is not the case. If you have a closed head injury, you may feel nothing more than a slight headache while deadly or debilitating damage to your brain goes undetected and may even worsen with time.
When you sustain a blow to the head, no matter how minor, you need to seek medical assistance. Even seemingly minor injuries can cause internal damages that only a medical professional can detect. When detected early, your chances of full recovery are greatly increased.
Visiting a doctor for your head injury will also help you greatly if you decide to file a head injury lawsuit. When you sustain a head injury in an accident, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. Medical expenses, your ability to work, and your social and family life can all suffer from these injuries. The attorneys at The Cochran Firm South Florida can help you determine the full cost of your injury, and seek the compensation you deserve.
If you have sustained any type of head injury in or around Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, or Ft. Myer, Florida, please contact the attorneys at the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule a free initial consultation today.