At Avrek Law, we have over 30 years of combined experience in personal injury law, and we have focused our practice on representing the seriously or catastrophically injured. Our goal is to assist the victim and the family to recover the maximum in compensation. We have recovered tens of millions in damages for the injured, and we offer our services to victims of open and closed head injuries. The impairments and disabilities suffered in either an open or closed head injury often last a lifetime, with extensive financial and personal costs.
Open Head Injuries
An open head injury is when the skull has been punctured. The dangers to the individual are related to the bone pieces, hair and skin that are pushed into the brain at impact. There is a high risk of infection due to contamination, including meningitis, which can increase the risk of permanent damage or death. When the brain has been pierced by bone, based upon the location of the penetration, there can be severe impairments or loss of life. The person could suffer from dementia, paralysis, coma, or seizures.
Closed Head Injuries
A closed head injury can be an extreme danger to the victim, and if not treated immediately can lead to death. The brain swelling and bleeding creates a risk of brain damage due to the compression of brain tissue. Closed head injuries can be mild, moderate or severe, and have the potential of being fatal. There are various symptoms that can be suffered in a closed head injury, including the following:
- Loss of memory
- Speech and language difficulties
- Motor control difficulties
- Loss of perception: hearing, eyesight, taste
- Change in personality
- Emotional disturbances
- Cognitive problems
- Coma, short or long term
Contact the Avrek Law firm today if your loved one has suffered an open or closed head injury. Our legal team is compassionate, professional and committed to seeking fair and full compensation in cases of serious injury. Call now.