Brain injuries can have tragic, long-lasting effects on victims and their loved ones. Injuries to the brain can cause major issues with cognition, memory, speech, and mood, as well as problems with motor skills and daily tasks we take for granted. Given the hardships involved, it’s important that victims of these injuries reach out to the the law firm of Will Ferguson & Associates in Albuquerque for legal assistance.
There are many different causes of head trauma and brain injury. We’d like to go over some of the basics so you understand the dangers that are out there. We’d be more than willing to discuss your legal options with you if another person or party was responsible for your accident and subsequent injury.
Types of Brain and Head Injuries
There are different kinds of head and brain injuries that a person may suffer from that we’d like to cover briefly. In terms of head trauma, there are two kinds of head injuries:
- Open Head Injury – These injuries involve the skull being penetrated and affecting the brain.
- Closed Head Injury – These injuries involve the brain being jarred inside of the cranium and striking the skull.
Different kinds of brain injuries may occur as a result of these injuries. Concussions are among the most well known. These kinds of injuries involve trauma to the brain tissue caused by sudden shift in momentum or movement. Brain contusions are a type of bruising or bleeding of the brain that are the result of impacts to the head.
Auto accidents are a common cause of serious head and facial trauma. At high speeds, these kinds of accidents can lead to severe brain damage. Sometimes the collision is so serious that even helmets, seat belts, and airbags are unable to minimize the damage done to the brain.
Serious Slips and Falls
Minor slips and falls tend to result in bumps, bruises, and sprains. If you suffer from a slip or fall that’s serious, however, it can cause significant head injury and brain damage.
A whole host of medical errors can result in injuries to the brain. This includes surgical mistakes, infections while in a hospital, errors during prenatal care and childbirth/delivery, and so forth. These kinds of incidents are especially tragic since we trust medical professionals with our wellness.
Sports Injuries and Accidents
Contact sports and combat sports can lead to serious injuries during competition. Serious head trauma and repeated head trauma can result in brain damage over time. A number of football players, boxers, and professional wrestlers have experienced serious problems after their careers have ended because of brain injuries.
Serious Workplace Injuries
People who work in construction, demolition, excavation, and at industrial workplaces run unique risks of head trauma and other injuries. This is why wearing hard hats and proper protective attire is so crucial while on the job.
Physical Altercations and Violence
Assaults and violence of all kinds ca lead to serious injuries to the brain. If someone sustains blows to the face and head or is shot in the face or head, there’s the potential for major brain damage.
Combat veterans often return to civilian life suffering from serious brain injuries. This might be the result of firefights and other direct engagements in the field, or it could be the result of explosives.
Contact Will Ferguson & Associates
For more information about your legal options following a serious head injury or brain injury, contact our team of experienced personal injury attorneys today. The lawyers of Will Ferguson & Associates will work closely with you and offer sound legal representation every step of the way.