Coup and contrecoup brain injuries can occur from a serious accident. Here, a Seattle catastrophic injury lawyer discusses the condition.

Seattle Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Discusses Coup and Contrecoup Brain Injuries

You follow the safety standards while performing your job on the construction site. You wear a hard hat, safety glasses and boots. Unfortunately, the hard hat doesn't do much in the way of protection when a piece of pipe falls from the second story and lands on your head. You are now left with a coup-contrecoup injury that will likely affect you for the rest of your life. Here, a Seattle catastrophic injury lawyer discusses this type of brain trauma.

 

Coup-Contrecoup Basics

  • These injuries occur when contusions or bruises form on both sides of the head. A coup injury occurs at the point of impact, and a contrecoup injury occurs on the side opposite the impact. Injuries such as these can occur from a powerful blow to the head. The impact from the blow can cause the brain to move with such force that it collides with the skull, resulting in a cerebral contusion.

 

Effects of the Injury

  • Coup and contrecoup injuries can cause serious damage to the brain due to such forceful impact. This damage can include bleeding and swelling of the brain as well as a disruption in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid.

 

Causes

  • Motor vehicle accidents are a common cause of coup and contrecoup brain injuries. If your head hits the steering wheel, window or other hard object with enough force, this type of brain injury can occur. However, any hard blow to the head can cause this type of injury.

 

Suffering from such a brain injury can affect you for the rest of your life. The attorneys at the Andrew Kim Law Firm believe you should receive compensation for experiencing such a devastating event. Contact us today to learn what we may be able to do for you.

 

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