Any head injury can have serious consequences, and initially it may be hard to judge the degree of trauma as some symptoms appear over time, not immediately after the accident. If the head receives an open head injury, this means that there has been a piercing of the skull, thus opening up the head to the risk of infection etc, and there likely will be significant blood loss.
If there is a closed head injury, the skull is still whole and has not been penetrated, but this does not mean that there is no brain injury. There can still be brain injuries even when there are no external indications of such. In many cases, these can be even worse. They are caused by the brain being shaken, caused by a vehicle accident, a blow, a fall or a sports injury, and this shaking can move the brain within the skull forcing it against the bony sides of the skull. The force can be so great that it causes bruising, damaging brain cells, and causing all sorts of damage and brain deterioration.
If the head injury that results from an accident is as a result of someone's negligence, then it is advisable to retain the services of a head injury lawyer. These lawyers can help decide whether a claim should be filed, and what sort of compensation is likely to be given. Obviously, this depends on the seriousness of the head injuries, but the number of symptoms that can result from head trauma is long, very long.
A head injury can be responsible for death, or a coma, for paralysis, or partial paralysis. It can cause headaches and depression, memory loss and cognitive issues, sleep disturbances or a change in personality, fatigue or vision disturbances. The list continues and is quite horrifying. Having to deal with these problems in a loved one can be stressful beyond belief. They may need daily medical care if they are not hospitalized. They may be unable to work, sometimes unable to work ever again, and this of course produces financial worries and concerns as well as the emotional toll that injury puts on people. Just the change in people's lives can be hard to deal with. For example, if someone is hospitalized, there are hospital visits, and these are both time consuming and disruptive. If you are unable to visit, there is the guilt of not being there. All of this is very stressful and wearing for all involved.
The head injury lawyer can help make a claim for compensation on your behalf, both for medical support, and loss of life enjoyment for the injured party and their family and friends, for it is not just the injured that suffer. There is often a tremendous burden placed on the relatives to deal with the injury, and to cope with the consequences, but your head injury lawyer can help. Look for a lawyer online or in local newspapers. Look for someone that you can talk to easily, that can explain the implications of the law to you in words that you can understand. Look for a lawyer who has won many cases in the past, and who you can expect to win for you, gaining you a level of compensation that will help you with all the expenses involved with caring for a sick person. Be prepared for the lawyer to charge large fees. They often have to do a lot of research, or have others do the research to help prove their, or rather your case, but if you choose someone already an expert in this field, it will make everyone's life easier.
Trust your intuition when choosing a head injury lawyer, your gut feeling will help, and remember that the whole process of claiming compensation takes time.