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Closed Head Injuries

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If you or a loved one have suffered a closed head injury, it is crucial you obtain effective legal representation right away to handle your case. These kinds of injuries demand legal attention promptly in order to maintain evidence and memories in relation to the injury-causing accident.

Closed head injuries are caused by head trauma and occur when the brain makes contact with the skull. Dissimilar to open head injuries, closed head injuries don’t entail brain penetration, but this doesn’t make them any less harmful. The truth is, closed head injuries can be quite detrimental because they may affect cells and tissues positioned within the brain.

Common Causes

There are several ways that closed head injuries can occur. The following are some of the most common causes:

  • Vehicular accidents
  • Work-related accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Sports accidents
  • Construction mishaps
  • Medical negligence claims relating to brain injuries, stroke, aneurysm, and others
  • Explosions and chemical contact

If you or a loved one were recently involved in an accident, be aware of brain injury signs and symptoms. Symptoms may not appear right away no matter how severe the injury may be. A closed head injury may remain dormant for days or weeks before symptoms materialize.


The following are symptoms associated with closed head injuries:

  • Dizziness
  • Dilated pupils
  • Headaches
  • Vision complications
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Respiratory issues
  • Behavioral or emotional changes
  • Speech and language complications
  • Convulsions and/or lost consciousness
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leakage in nose or ears

We Can Help

If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, it is crucial to your case that you seek adequate representation immediately. Robert “Rob” Kornfeld knows what it’s like to deal with catastrophic injuries and has been practicing personal injury law in Washington state for over 38 years. He has secured millions in damages for his clients and can help you, too. Don’t hesitate—contact us right away.

Call Kornfeld Law today at (425) 657-5255 to speak with an attorney about your Washington catastrophic personal injury case.