Focal Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are commonly classified as either focal or diffuse. A focal traumatic brain injury occurs in a particular part or location of the brain. For example, a blow to the head may cause a focal brain injury. This can happen when a person’s head strikes an object like a steering wheel or when an object, like a hammer, hits the head. Read more about diffuse brain injuries.
A traumatic event like a motor vehicle accident may cause both diffuse and focal brain injuries because of the multiple forces that come into play during such accidents.
Focal brain injuries include cerebral contusions that occur when the brain strikes the inside of the skull, bruising brain tissue. Epidural, subdural, and intracerebral hematomas, as well as cerebral lacerations, are also common types of focal brain injuries.
Symptoms of focal brain injury vary. They are usually related to functions the brain performs in the region that has been damaged. For example, if the part of the brain that controls speech has been damaged, the injured person may have difficulty talking.
Experienced Focal Brain Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury, call the Allen Law Firm's focal brain injury attorneys for a free consultation at 866-388-6412. Our focal brain damage law firm has the expertise and experience to help you through this difficult time. And we work closely with medical experts who can develop the evidence needed to win your case in court.