DIFFERENT KINDS OF CONTUSIONS
The tendency of many people is to dismiss contusions as minor injuries simply because they associate them with bruising. While it is true that contusion is the technical term for a bruise, this leads to a misunderstanding of the severity of such an injury when it affects any part of the brain. Generally a bruise of the extremities or other tissues is relatively harmless and will heal quickly with only minor pain as an effect. But when a cerebral contusion develops as a result of blunt force trauma, one’s life hangs in the balance.
Every highly skilled Lawyer at The Law Office of Steven York on our team has found that an individual suffering from a contusion may have varying levels of serious symptoms and injuries. A brain contusion is a bruise of the brain tissue. As with other bruise, a brain contusion occurs when blood vessels leak. Contusions are more serious than brain concussion as a contusion has structural brain damage.
The diagnosis for a full recovery from a contusion depends on the severity of the brain injury. Although with any brain injury or skull injury, you should immediately seek emergency medical attention, some minor brain contusions are able to heal on their own with no medical intervention. However, severe brain contusions can cause severe injury and may result in a coma or possibly a wrongful death.
If you have suffered from the catastrophic effects of contusion, contact our experienced Contusion Injury Attorney to discuss your legal options. In many cases, the accident that caused the physical injuries is a result of someone’s act of negligence or recklessness. Whether it is a car accident, truck accident, we can help. For example, if you are suffering from contusion as a result of a construction accident and were not provided safety gear such as a helmet, you may be able to file a workers compensation claim against your employer in addition to other possible claims of negligence.
The expense of medical care in this day and age is often astronomical, and when you are forced to seek treatment because of another’s negligence you should not have to pay for it on your own. Contact The Law Office of Steven York at (619)233-1033 . We can help you seek the financial compensation that you deserve.