Head Injury vs. Brain Injury – Key Differences to Know

Even though there are significant differences between head injuries and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), people frequently use the terms interchangeably. Although it is not usually the case, a head injury can occasionally result in a TBI.

Mixing these terminologies can result in an inaccurate description of the injury and an incorrect diagnosis and course of therapy. Additionally, it can mean that you may not get fair compensation for a blow to the head caused by another person’s negligence.

To establish that you are entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and lost income, you will have to work with a Nevada injury lawyer to provide evidence from the case’s facts and medical reports. This article looks to help you understand the critical differences between a head injury and a brain injury so you know the type of injury you’ve suffered and the legal case you need to pursue.

What Is a Head Injury?

A blow to the skull constitutes a head injury by definition. Our skulls have evolved and been built to safeguard our brains throughout evolution. To protect the brain, we have multiple layers within the skull, a covering of hair, the temple, and the skull itself.

These protective layers enable someone to sprint as hard as possible into a barrier or bush without risking brain damage. If you performed this, your temple or skull would be harmed and have wounds there, but your brain would not be impacted.

What Is a Brain Injury?

A head injury can sometimes lead to brain injury. In this case, the brain is shaken within the skull with enough intensity to cut and rupture the brain’s nerves, even if the skull itself may not be damaged.

In some situations, a head injury might cause a traumatic brain injury because it is so severe. When the brain’s normal function is disrupted by outside mechanical pressure, it is referred to as a traumatic brain injury. An object penetrating the skull and hitting the brain, a powerful blow to the body, a headshake or shock, or any combination of these can constitute this external mechanical force.

You can classify Traumatic brain injuries into three types: minor, moderate, and severe, depending on how serious their effects are. A minor traumatic brain injury may only affect the brain temporarily, whereas a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury may cause long-term problems, a coma, or even death.

The Injury Lawyers at the Bourassa Law Group Can Help Get Fair Compensation for Brain Injuries

After an accident, brain injuries can lead to incredibly complicated personal injury claims. Insurance providers frequently try to lower the compensation amounts they provide to TBI victims. They might even try to argue that since your brain injury predated the accident, they shouldn’t be required to pay.

It can mean the difference between getting a reasonable payment from the insurance provider and agreeing to a smaller judgment if you know the differences between a head injury and a brain injury (TBI).

We recognize the seriousness of these kinds of injuries as lawyers focusing on head injury or traumatic brain injury cases. Above all, we know the terrible effects brain injuries may have on the victim and their loved ones. When we are engaged to assist in a case, we carefully examine the unique circumstances of our client and how the brain damage occurred. We also review the results and, if necessary, order more imaging tests.

Our team of personal injury attorneys is comprised of devoted and enthusiastic individuals with expertise in assisting TBI patients in their efforts to recover as fully as possible. Call us at (800)870-8910 for a free consultation today!

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