Kenneth Goldblatt | October 20, 2018 | Personal Injury
Head injuries are any trauma sustained by the head either due to a crash, fall, or application of blunt or powerful force. This means that head injuries can either be open or closes – that is the skull could have been penetrated and external bleeding has occurred or there is no visible injury as the bleeding and trauma is internal.
Open head injuries are localized and occur in cases when a bullet penetrates the skull or a sharp object pierces the skull. In such cases the treatment is restricted to the area of the injury.
Closed head injuries can cause internal bleeding and swelling and result in headaches, nausea, dizziness, memory loss, loss of coordination, coma, and sometimes death. While rest can cure many of these problems, any head injury can lead to long term consequences for the injured person and their family. The injured person might be unable to concentrate on tasks or require help performing even personal chores.