The human brain is responsible for regulating many vital bodily processes that, among other things, are necessary to keep us alive. It is for this reason that head injuries are among the most serious that someone could sustain. While some people escape from such incidents with a headache and bruises, they actually have the potential to cause someone to suffer long lasting, adverse effects on their health. In fact, many such injuries are tragically fatal and force the victims family into a difficult financial situation while mourning the loss of a loved one. Many states have provisions, however, for the families of those who died from such an injury. They may be able to hold the individual who caused the accident liable for their emotional trauma and other losses.
Common Forms of Head Injuries
Although the brain is protected by the skull, high levels of physical trauma can still do extensive damage to it. Any resulting injury, even seemingly minor ones, could have significant repercussions on the injured individuals health. Following are several commonly occurring head injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries most often take the form of concussions, and may be the result of blunt force trauma, whiplash, or other forces
- Skull fractures a physical impact or trauma breaks the skull in some way. Often due to trauma from high impacts, such as in car accidents.
- Cerebral hemorrhage bleeding that occurs within the brain tissue. Caused, in addition to other factors, by external trauma.
- These injuries have a high risk of being fatal to the injured party, which could create a very difficult situation for the victims family. However, they may to hold the responsible person liable for their negligent actions.
If you are currently struggling with the loss of a family member due to someone else’s negligence, you may want to seek medical malpractice legal representation from an attorney who has experience with cases involving wrongful death.