What To Do If You Have a Brain Injury

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Whenever someone in your vicinity has suffered a head injury, it's critical to know what to do in these situations. At Abraham & Associates, P.C., our founding attorney, Mr. Abraham has worked extensively with brain injury clients over nearly 20 years in practice, he has lectured nationally for the North American Brain Injury Society on brain injury issues, and he has authored articles on the topic. If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury in an accident, we have specialized knowledge in this field and can provide you with effective legal representation.

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Understanding First Aid for Brain Injuries

A brain injury can occur when the head strikes a hard object or when an object such as a knife or bullet penetrates the skull. The injuries can vary greatly in severity and seriousness, some requiring minimal care, while others involve life-long treatment.

Head injuries include the following:

  • Concussions
  • Contusions
  • Skull Fractures
  • Penetration

Head injuries may cause bleeding in the brain tissue and in the layers surrounding the brain and may lead to: subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hematoma, extradural hematoma. Common causes of head injuries include: auto accidents, construction accidents, and falls.

Symptoms of a Brain Injury

Symptoms of a brain injury may or may not be noticeable right away; some may develop several hours or days later. Even in cases where the skull is not fractured, the brain can still bang against the inside of the skull and be bruised. While the head may look completely fine, problems could be developing within the skull due to bleeding or swelling. With a serious head trauma, the spinal cord is often injured as well. Learning to identify these symptoms may save someone's life.

Seek medical help immediately if the injured person:

  • Becomes very tired
  • Displays abnormal behavior
  • Develops a severe headache
  • Pupils have unequal sizes
  • Is unable to move one of their arms or legs
  • Loses consciousness, even if it's only brief
  • Vomits more than once

Call 911 immediately if there is severe bleeding, if the person is confused, tired or unconscious, or if they stop breathing. Check the person's airway and breathing, if necessary, you may need to begin CPR. If the person's breathing and heart rate are normal but they remain unconscious, treat it as if they have a spinal cord injury by stabilizing their head and neck by placing your hands on both sides of their head and wait for medical help.

If there is any bleeding, stop it by firmly pressing a clean cloth on the wound. If the injury appears to be very serious, do not remove the cloth. If you do suspect a skull fracture, do not place any pressure on the site of injury, and don't remove debris from the wound. Cover the wound with a sterile gauze dressing if possible and make sure that medical help is on the way.

If you or someone you love suffered a brain injury in an accident, don't hesitate to contact a Boston brain injury lawyer from Abraham & Associates, P.C. to discuss filing a claim.

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Attorney Abraham has earned several seven-figure verdicts on behalf of his clients and strives to create an altogether safer community in Boston.

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  • Massachussetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
    Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts
  • American Association for Justice
    The Sarah Jane Brain Project
  • North American Brain Injury Society

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