Articles Tagged with Head Injury

images-1-1Injuries to the head and brain are commonly seen in car accidents and are among the most serious injuries that can occur.  Unlike a broken bone or a muscle sprain, these injuries do not typically have a clear course of recovery and can be extremely complicated to treat, even under expert medical care.

Causes and Symptoms of Head Injuries

A traumatic brain injury, otherwise known as a TBI, is a particularly severe head injury. The causes of these vary, but they may be the result of a fall, motor vehicle accident, or an attack.  A TBI may be experienced in a car accident when a person’s head collides with the steering wheel or dash inside their vehicle during the impact of the crash.  The most common symptom of a TBI is a headache experienced shortly after the trauma.  Other symptoms include dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, light sensitivity and inability to focus.  The symptoms of a TBI may not be readily apparent for several days.  Symptoms can seem minimal at first and then become progressively worse over the course of days or weeks if left untreated.

download-3-4Hyannis, MA (June 25, 2018) – A crash in Hyannis, Massachusetts left one person seriously injured on Monday afternoon.   The crash happened along Iyannough Road, near local restaurant known as Friendly’s.  Barnstable Police responded to the collision to investigate.  Upon officers’ arrival, it was determined that one of the crash victims had suffered serious injuries in the crash.

The injured victim was rushed to nearby Cape Cod Hospital with what is being described as a head injury.  Barnstable Police are continuing to investigate the crash as of Monday evening.  Police have not released further details involving the accident and it is unknown if the head injury is life-threatening to the motorist.

Boston Personal Injury Attorneys

The Worcester Police Department has revealed the tow truck workers involved in Friday afternoon’s accident Worcester tow truck head injury updateare Pipo’s Tow Company proprietor, a man in his thirties, and his nearly sixty year old employee. They each call Worcester home.

The Department has provided further information on the injuries. The Pipo’s Tow Company employee suffers from broken ribs and maybe a broken area of the shoulder. The young owner of the company suffers from head and torso injuries.

Reports now indicate that first responders discovered one man on the pavement with noticeable and severe head injuries causing blood flow. It is confirmed that the Worcester Police Department’s Crash Reconstruction Unit is now handling the case.

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This time of year we have probably heard the sound of an acorn or other seedpod falling out of a tree and hitting a parked car. While this might make a loud sound, there is generally no real harm done beyond being startled by the loud sound. Some people might even remember being hit by a seedpod, pinecone, or whatever the wind blew, as the object was hard as it fell from the tree and smacked into a nearby car.

pinecone-1385977According to a recent article from the Los Angeles Times, a 16-pound pinecone recently fell out of large pine tree and landed on a man’s head. The man says he was reading his book and taking a nap under the large tree, when the giant pinecone hit him. He said the pinecone was larger than a pineapple. Continue reading

A lot of people who live in Boston and the surrounding area like to drive down to the Cape this time of year. If you take a ferry or drive all the way to the end of Cape Cod, you can spend some time in Provincetown, which can be a lot of fun.

photo_emerging_TBIHowever, the visit didn’t end pleasantly for one man, according to a recent news article from the Cape Cod Times.

A man allegedly started a fight, then managed to give himself a major head injury that required him to be airlifted to a level-one trauma center in downtown Boston. Continue reading