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Different Potential Causes of Head Injuries


If you have suffered from serious head trauma or a brain injury due to another person's negligence, it's important that you get in touch with the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley. Serving the greater Sacramento area, our legal team can help you and your loved ones receive just compensation following a serious blow to the head or any other kind of trauma sustained.

We'd like to look at different kinds of head injuries in more detail, as well as how they may come about.

Types of Head Injuries

There are different kinds of head injuries that a person may suffer from. They are classified as followed:

  • Scalp Injuries - This refers to injuries that affect the scalp alone and do not affect anything but the soft tissues outside of the skull.
  • Open Head Injuries - This refers to injuries in which the skull is punctured or penetrated in some fashion.
  • Closed Head Injuries - This refers to injuries in which the skull is not penetrated but the brain is still affected by the trauma. Hemorrhaging or swelling of the brain is possible.
  • Concussions - This is a specific type of injury in which the brain strikes the inside of the skull.

Head Injuries Caused by Contact and Combat Sports

When playing contact sports or engaging in combat sports, head trauma and brain injuries are likely. Concussions are especially likely in full-contact sports in which blows to the head can occur.

Headgear, helmets, and other forms of protective gear should be worn when playing the following kinds of sports:

  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Boxing
  • Wrestling
  • Mixed martial arts

Head Injuries Caused by Auto Accidents

Head trauma during auto accidents is a common sort of injury that is experienced. The type of head injury will depend on the exact nature and impact of the motor vehicle collision. Airbags and headrests are a common means of reducing the head trauma sustained during an auto accident.

Head Injuries Caused by Occupational Injuries and Hazards

If you work in construction or any sort of industrial job, there is a likelihood of suffering from a head injury. This may be the result of a fall off of a ledge, from a ladder, or down the stairs, or it could be the result of a falling or errant object. Wearing a hard hat and eye protection is crucial for staying as safe as possible in these dangerous workplaces.

Head Injuries Caused by Major Slips and Falls

On the note of falls causing head injuries, pedestrians and normal visitors to a property of any kind may also experience serious head injuries from nasty slips and falls. It's a good idea to tread carefully on any surfaces that appear wet, slippery, or offer little traction.

Head Injuries Caused by Medical Mistakes and Surgical Errors

We count on our doctors and surgeons to perform proper medical procedures when we seek out their care. When a medical professional is negligent, however, it can lead to serious injuries to the head and brain. These might be purely cosmetic scalp injuries, or they may be far more serious brain injuries.

Head Injuries Caused by Physical Assaults and Altercations

If you are attacked or the victim of some kind of assault, there is the possibility of head trauma or a brain injury occurring. Serious injuries to the brain may also be experienced as a result of military combat.

Contact the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley

If you would like to learn more about your legal rights following a serious head injury of some kind, it's important that you contact our personal injury law firm today. The legal team at the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley look forward to your visit and helping you receive just compensation.

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