Some of the most serious types of injuries, regardless of the specific accidents involved, are related to head injuries, which have the potential to permanently harm your life. Whether a brain injury leaves you with brain damage, bleeding, headaches, impaired motor skills, slurred speech, poor vision, or personality changes, you will likely require ongoing medical care and may be unable to work.
Therefore, if you’re coping with a concussion or other head injury caused by another person’s negligence, you should consult an experienced serious injury lawyer at Studinski Law, LLC immediately by calling (715) 343-2850. We can assist you in recovering the compensation you may be entitled to.
Types of Head Injuries
There are a variety of head injuries that may arise as a result of another person’s negligent acts. Although the damage may be obvious in some cases, there are other instances where symptoms may not be known or fully recognized for a long period of time.
Traumatic brain injuries are the most common types of head injuries we handle. This is no surprise since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 1.7 people suffer from a traumatic brain injury each year. A traumatic brain injury may be open or closed and is usually caused by an external force such as a slip and fall or a blow to the head from a motor vehicle accident. It causes the brain to move inside the skull and alters the way it functions.
Some examples of traumatic brain injuries include:
A concussion occurs when there has been a direct blow to the head or the head violently shakes. It is easily recognizable and often rated as mild, moderate, or severe depending on its symptoms. If you have suffered a concussion, a concussion lawyer from our firm can help you understand your legal options.
Contusions arise when there is bleeding on the brain. In most cases, they are the result of a direct blow to the head and require surgery in order to be resolved.
- Diffuse Axonal Injuries
Although diffuse axonal injuries are not as common, they are severe, and can take the life of a young person. These injuries occur when the brain becomes damaged because of vigorous shaking. When a baby suffers from a diffuse axonal injury, this is referred to as “shaken baby syndrome.”
Causes of Head Injuries
There are a variety of accidents that may lead to head injuries. At Studinski Law, LLC, we handle head injury cases that were caused by car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, workplace accidents, and slip and fall accidents.
Regardless of the type of accident that caused your injury, if the negligence of another party played a role, you should reach out to an attorney at our firm who can help you file a head injury claim. Through a head injury claim, you may be able to collect compensation for your medical expenses, wage loss, pain and suffering, emotional distress and anguish, disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Treating Head Injuries
If you or a loved one has faced a head injury, you can expect treatment to begin in an emergency room. A doctor will start by determining the severity of the injury and make sure the brain has enough blood supply and oxygen to prevent any further damage.
Next, a doctor may conduct an imaging test like an MRI or CT scan to figure out whether surgery is necessary to remove blood clots, relieve brain pressure, repair skull fractures, or get rid of pieces of skull or an object, if a head wound is involved.
Once the physical damage is treated, rehabilitation which depends on the severity of the injury will be required. Rehabilitation may include speech therapy and occupational therapy so that talking and other basic skills like walking can be relearned.
How a Wisconsin Head Injury Lawyer Can Help
Since recovering from any type of head injury is a long and difficult process, you will need any financial resources you can get to overcome it. If your injury was the result of the negligent actions of another person, a personal injury claim may help you secure head injury compensation.
You can count on a head injury attorney from our firm to collect your medical records, calculate your current medical expenses, and estimate your future medical expenses as well as other expenses related to your head injury. If you are no longer able to work, they will also calculate your lost wages and estimate future lost wages. In addition, our firm will help you receive the appropriate medical care. With legal representation from Studinski Law, LLC by your side, you can increase your chances of receiving full and fair compensation for your losses.
Call a Head Injury Attorney at Studinski Law, LLC
If you or someone you love has suffered from a head injury, you should call a head injury lawyer at Studinski Law, LLC right away. We know the ins and outs of head injury and concussion law and will use our knowledge and experience to achieve a favorable case outcome on your behalf. Call us at (715) 343-2850 to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.