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There are about two million head injuries—of every type—that occur each year in the United States. Most traumatic brain injuries occur in individuals between the ages of 15 and 24, and the risk also increases after the age of 60. The four most common causes for brain injury are car accidents, falls, assaults and being struck or striking ones head against another object.

There are several different types of brain injuries, each of them different in terms of severity and rehabilitation ability.

Open head: also referred to as penetrating brain injuries, these are characterized by a break in the skull bone. A bullet wound piercing the skull is a prime example of this type of injury.

Closed head: brain injuries that occur most often as a result of the slamming of the brain back and forth inside the skull. Bruising and/ or tearing of blood vessels and tissues are signs of this type of injury. Closed head injuries are completely internal and do not exist outside the skull bone.

Deceleration: injuries occurring as a result of a sudden stoppage in movement that causes your skull to stop and your brain to continue to move. This type of injury results in direct brain damage, a result of nerve damage and brain swelling.

Hypoxia: another form of brain injury, it refers to decrease oxygen flow to the brain even if there is adequate blood flow. Asphyxiation, drowning, cardiac arrest, head trauma, carbon monoxide poisoning and anesthesia complications are accidents that can cause hypoxia.

Brain injuries are not always the easiest type of injury to assess. Since the brain is such an extremely complex organ, and since injuries to it can affect many different aspects of bodily function, from motor skills and coordination to cognitive processes, it may be hard to determine whether an accident has caused a brain injury or not. This is one of the many reasons why brain injuries are so devastating to both the victim and their families.

Depending on the accident involved, an injury to the brain can be as simple as a headache that requires only some over-the-counter pain relievers, or as complicated and devastating as complete paralysis or loss of mental function. The severity of the impact to the brain and the area of the brain that is affected will determine the nature and extent of the brain injury. If you have suffered any kind of trauma to the head during an accident, you need to be evaluated by a qualified health care practitioner immediately.

The brain is a particularly vulnerable part of the body, and does not have the same ability as other parts to heal itself after an injury. Even if the injured person does recover from a traumatic brain injury, it is likely that there will be permanent changes or damages to their cognitive or physical functions. Effects of injury to the brain are more complex, more serious, and more long-lasting than other injuries. In some cases, the full extent of the victim\'s incapacitation, or the life-altering effect it has, may not even be understood until years after the initial trauma.

If you have experienced any kind of accident or injury which may have affected your brain, it\'s imperative that you see a doctor as soon as possible for a full evaluation of your physical and mental processes. You should also consult a qualified brain injury attorney. If your accident was due to the negligence of someone else, you may have a valid personal-injury lawsuit. Your attorney can help you determine the type and amount of compensation to which you may be entitled for the suffering you have undergone as a result of your brain injury. Let a qualified Wyoming brain injury lawyer help you today.

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