Types of Car Accident Head Injuries
Head injuries are some of the most frequently-sustained injuries in Florida car accidents. The head’s location in the vehicle, both with driver and passengers, leaves it vulnerable to impact and severe forces. Head injuries are often confused with brain injuries. While the two can often go hand-in-hand, here we are dealing with basic head injuries. Visit our car accident brain injury page for more information on those types of injuries.
Some of the most common car accident head injuries are described below.
Scrapes / Lacerations
Any traumatic contact to the head is likely to cause soft tissue damage that can include scrapes or lacerations to the face, neck, ears or other head surfaces. Head wounds tend to bleed excessively, so these injuries can sometimes appear even worse.
Impact to the head can also cause bruising, tenderness and swelling to injured tissues or facial components.
Common objects we keep in our vehicles can be turned into flying missiles in a car accident. It is not uncommon for these objects to cause penetrating head wounds.
The bones of the head are designed to protect the brain, but they can sustain fractures with a sufficient impact. Skull fractures can be serious and cause other trauma to the brain.
Pursuing Compensation for Florida Car Accident Head Injuries
Head and/or brain injuries can be some of the most complex types of injuries to diagnose and treat. They may require extensive testing and medical treatments, ongoing therapies and long-term care or rehabilitation. A car accident head injury lawsuit can possibly recover the compensation you need to cover these expenses and more.
Ligori & Ligori, Attorneys at Law, is a community-focused law firm serving personal injury victims in Florida. We have the skill and experience to offer sound advice and spirited representation if you choose to pursue compensation after suffering a head injury in a Florida car accident. Contact us today by phone or online for a free initial consultation.