Brain Injury Lacerations

A brain injury involving a laceration can be incredibly devastating and even catastrophic for victims and their families. Much more dangerous than a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) a laceration is actually an injury involving a tear or cut in one’s brain tissue. You don’t necessarily have to have an open head injury to have a brain laceration either, so it will be up to your doctor and medical team to determine the exact type and extent of your particular injury. If you or a loved one has suffered from a laceration brain injury in a car accident or due to somebody’s negligent or dangerous behavior, you need to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible about your case.

What is a Laceration?

Basically, a laceration is a cut or a tear. Contusions and lacerations are physical and mechanical damage to one’s brain tissue. Most of us are familiar with lacerations involving sharp objects. Cutting one’s finger while chopping vegetables is a type of laceration. It’s important to understand that not all lacerations are visible from the outside. It’s possible to hit your head so hard in a car accident that some of your brain tissue tears open. You might have been knocked out, having suffered from an apparent concussion only to find out at the hospital that you’re in much worse shape because your brain is actually lacerated inside of your skull.

Scalp Laceration

A scalp laceration is more of a surface wound, but if you were hit in the head or suffered from some time of traumatic brain injury in a car accident or other type of accident, it’s possible to have a laceration to your scalp as well. All scalp lacerations and head injuries need to be examined, evaluated and treated by experienced medical professionals. What might not seem like a big deal at first can quickly snowball out of control as the potentially delayed impact of a brain injury sets in and possible brain laceration sets in. no matter how minor your head injury might initially seem, go see a doctor. An injury to the scalp, head or brain is nothing to take lightly.

Cerebral Laceration in Brain Injury

Cerebral lacerations are quite common in cases of traumatic brain injury. It’s important to note that not everybody who suffers from a cerebral laceration loses consciousness. Whether you were knocked out or not, a blow to the head can spell serious damage. If blood begins to pool in your head, a loss of consciousness can quickly set in. cerebral lacerations are also commonly associated with perforating or penetrating head injuries. If an object or foreign body breaches your skull and goes into your brain, you’re likely facing lacerated tissue injury too.

Frontal or Temporal Lobe Laceration

Depending upon the type of injury involved and where the injury occurred, you could be facing a laceration in any part of your brain, including your frontal or temporal lobes. Even relatively minor seeming lacerations to these areas can greatly impact your ability to get on with your daily life. Long-term ongoing rehabilitation and physical and occupational therapy may be necessary as you re-learn to do normal tasks like speak and take care of yourself. A loss of memory or damage to memory-making functions is also possible. Listed below are some common causes of brain injuries that can involve lacerations.

Common Causes of Brain Injury Lacerations
  • Car accidents
  • Blunt force trauma
  • Falls
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Getting hit by a car
  • Bone fragment
  • Violence
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Foreign body
Skull Fractures and Brain Lacerations

Brain injuries involving skull fractures are likely to involve lacerations as well. Whether your skull was penetrated or perforated by a foreign object or you were hit so hard that a piece of your skull splintered off and went into your brain, a laceration could be the result. Any injury involving the fracture of skull bones is an immediate emergency of the highest priority. A skull fracture and subsequent laceration is a potentially life-threatening injury.

When to Call a Jackson Personal Injury Lawyer

Recovering from a brain injury is a long and arduous process for victims and their families. Unlike an injury to an arm or a leg, your very identity and personality can be greatly impacted by a brain laceration making the healing process much more difficult and time consuming. If you or a loved one has suffered from a laceration or a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to the negligent or dangerous behavior of another person in or around the Jackson Metro Area, contact the skilled team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for a free case consultation today.

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