Concussions and Closed Head Wounds

Concussions and closed head wounds are brain injuries caused by a blow to the head either directly through impact with another object or indirectly when the force of an impact is transferred to the head through another part of the body. This causes the brain to be shaken or jarred within the skull, resulting in minute tears to the brain tissue itself.

Like all head injuries, concussions are dangerous and depending on the severity, may have debilitating long-term effects. This can impact a person’s ability to support themselves and their family. It is important that anyone who has been in a motor vehicle accident, slip-and-fall accident or who has suffered a blow to the head get solid legal representation as soon as possible.

The attorneys at Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger in Modesto, California, are committed to providing their clients with the highest level of service and maximizing their compensation to ensure that their needs are met. Get help now. Call our firm at (209) 522-2211 or reach us online.

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Serious Brain Injuries

Concussions and closed head injuries can be difficult to diagnose because the injury is typically not visible on an MRI or a CT scan. Because they may not be visible, the severity of a concussion is most often measured by a neuropsychologist who utilizes a number of cognitive tests. The symptoms of a concussion or a closed head injury are much easier to detect. They include:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fainting spells
  • Migraine headaches and/or sensitivity to light and sound
  • Memory problems and other forms of cognitive impairment
  • Insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Blurred vision
  • Seizures
  • Difficulties with speech or orientation
  • Concentration problems
  • Personality changes, including moodiness, anxiety and depression
  • Loss of consciousness, including comas

Our lawyers understand how challenging brain injuries can be emotionally, physically and financially. We provide compassionate representation that is focused on protecting your interests.

To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers, call Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger at (209) 522-2211 or you can contact us by completing our online intake form. From our office in Modesto, we serve individuals and families in the Central Valley and Northern California.