Sometimes, a bump on the head is just that. But when it’s much worse than a simple scrape, the personal injury attorneys at Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys, Southfield know what it takes to make the legal system work for you.
A closed head injury is a type of trauma in which the brain is injured by a sudden blow to the head or a sudden motion that causes the brain to knock against the skull. Unlike an open head injury, closed head injuries do not have any open wounds or penetration of the head, which means that the injury may appear less severe than it actually is.
But closed head injuries are just as dangerous (if not more dangerous) than open head injuries.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 1.7 million traumatic brain injury cases in the United States each year. And yet, each case is unique. Some long-term effects may last a lifetime, and others may become more severe with time.
Some common effects of a closed head injury include:
- Mood swings
- Memory loss
- Sensory problems, such as blurred vision, ringing ears, changes in the sense of smell, or a bad taste in the mouth
- Increased light sensitivity
- Impaired language skills
- Loss of consciousness or coma
- Increased risk of seizures
- Impaired cognitive function
- Partial or complete paralysis
- Increased risk for degenerative conditions
Did you or a loved one suffer a closed head injury due to any of the following?
If so, don’t hesitate to get the help you need.
At Giroux Pappas Trial Attorneys, we take pride in treating our clients like members of our own family. We go the extra mile to meet our clients where they need us and to learn every detail of your case so that we can help you make educated decisions about your case and educate a jury in your favor.