Head And Brain Injuries
Head and brain injuries are forever. Even a mild concussion suffered in a car accident, a fall or by a falling object may result in long-term memory loss or loss of cognitive abilities and neurological damage.
Brain injuries have often been described as the first injury to occur in an accident but the last to be diagnosed. Doctors not specifically trained in neurology may miss the initial symptoms during a diagnostic exam and treatment for physical injuries following an accident. It is often family members, friends and co-workers who begin to notice symptoms, sometimes weeks or even months following the accident.
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If you were involved in an accident in upstate New York and are now exhibiting symptoms of a brain injury, get a thorough exam and diagnosis by a specialist, then call Nichols Law Offices, PLLC, in Syracuse for the legal help you need.
Attorney Craig Nichols has been helping people in complex personal injury litigation for nearly 30 years. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident and examine the evidence to determine your best options for pursuing full and fair monetary damages that you may need for a lifetime of medical care and treatment.
According to the Mayo Clinic, common causes of traumatic brain injury include:*
- Falls: Even a short fall out of a bed may result in a concussion if the head strikes the floor with full force. Construction workers, in particular, suffer a high number of head injuries resulting from falls from ladders, scaffolding, walls and rooftops.
- Motor vehicle accidents: At the immediate point of impact, the head moves violently, often striking the door frame or other parts of the car’s interior. Sudden acceleration and deceleration may cause subdural hematoma and a serious closed head wound even if the head did not strike anything inside the car.
- Physical violence: Battery and gunshot wounds account for approximately 20 percent of traumatic brain injuries. Shaken baby syndrome is one of the most recognizable forms of traumatic brain injury resulting from physical violence.
- Sports injuries: The human head was simply not designed to protect the brain from the blunt force trauma that often occurs during contact sports.