Posted on Nov 8, 2014 12:00am PST

A view of the brainThe Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley has been helping countless clients in and around the greater Sacramento area with their legal needs. We are strong advocates for accident victims and their families, because we know how serious major accidents can be. This is particularly true with injuries to the head and brain. Serious head and brain injury cases require skilled lawyers to fight for victims and to ensure that they receive just compensation. This is a given when you consider how severe these kinds of accidents can be.

Common Causes of Head and Brain Injuries

Some of the most common causes of brain and head injuries include:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bike accidents
  • Military combat
  • Contact sports
  • Combat sports
  • Serious falls or slips
  • Industrial workplace injuries
  • Construction accidents
  • Assaults/physical altercations

Given some of these common causes, we recommend that people wear helmets and any other protective headgear when applicable, especially when riding a bike or motorcycle and while at a construction site or industrial workplace.

Types of Head Injuries

There are different kinds of head injuries that may occur, with the most serious kinds of injuries being ones that affect the brain.

  • Injuries to the Face and Scalp - This refers to injuries to the head that affect only the outward structures of the head, such as the scalp and face. These sorts of injuries can lead to nerve and muscle damage as well as major disfigurement and deformity.
  • Closed Head Injuries - Closed head injuries refer to incidents in which skull is not punctured or pierced in any way yet the brain itself has been affected due to trauma. An example of this is a concussion, which refers to the brain suddenly striking the cranium due to sudden impacts to the head or body.
  • Open Head Injuries - Open head injuries refer to the kinds of injuries in which the skull is punctured or pierced. This means serious damage to the cranium as well as major injury to the brain as well.

Lasting Effects of Serious Head and Brain Injuries

All kinds of head and brain injuries need to be taken seriously, even if they do not involve injury to the brain.

With regard to face and scalp injuries, victims may have major issues with basic functions of the face due to muscle and nerve damage, which means problems with facial expressions and other serious issues. Scalp injuries can lead to problems with hair regrowth. Any sort of serious injury may require reconstructive surgery to restore facial features and address disfigurement.

Closed and open head injuries can lead to major problems with cognition and motor skills. If the brain is severely injured, mood disorders are likely as well as major problems with memory, speech, and basic day-to-day activities. Severe brain injuries may require victims to have constant medical attention and frequent assistance simply to live with some modicum of dignity.

What Our Legal Team Can Do for Victims and Their Families

Those who have suffered a brain injury due to another person's negligence should receive just compensation for their injuries. This includes compensatory damages for immediate medical attention that is required as well as additional compensation to cover future medical needs and any other predicted living expenses given the nature of the head/brain injury. Damages to cover physical rehabilitation, speech therapy, and reconstructive surgery will also be sought to ease the burdens ahead.

Speak with Our Personal Injury Attorneys Today

If you would like more information about your legal options following a major accident, it's important that you contact our personal injury lawyers today. The entire team at The Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you receive just compensation for your injuries and any hardships endured.

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