In many cases, a blow to the head is not particularly serious. Most people shake it off and go on about their day. Other times, what seems like a minor hit may be much more severe. Still, many people ignore it and continue with their routines.
Unfortunately, brain injuries may not manifest symptoms right away, leading you to believe you need no medical intervention. However, you may be risking your life if you fail to see a doctor after a head injury. To put this into perspective, consider what happened to the actress Natasha Richardson in 2009.
Ms. Richardson fell in what seemed a minor skiing accident. She declined medical treatment at first and seemed okay but went on to suffer a headache. She died in a hospital two days later from an epidural hematoma, which occurs when blood accumulates between the skull and the brain.
Catastrophic accidents that may result in epidural hematomas
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slips and falls
- Pedestrian accidents
- Stairwell accidents
- Sporting accidents
- Attacks facilitated by insufficient security (parking lots, apartment buildings, etc.)
In our time helping injured San Antonio, Texas, residents, we have learned that most people do not know much about epidural hematomas. Although we discuss brain injuries frequently in our blog, we wanted to reiterate the importance of seeing a doctor anytime you suffer a blow to your head.
Head injuries can change your life, but when negligence is a factor, bringing the responsible parties to justice makes a big difference in your overall recovery. A team of attorneys who are not afraid to fight for justice on your behalf can improve your odds of winning. Success puts the financial compensation you deserve in your hands, ensuring you have the means to continue your treatment.
Reach out to us now to discover the ideal remedy for your circumstances. We also invite you to learn more by continuing to review our website content.