What is a Closed Head Injury?
The brain may be the most important organ in the body. It’s the organ that makes you who you are. Thinking, feeling, and remembering are all carried out in the brain. Any injury to your brain affects who you are in a way that can never really be explained or cured. If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury in an accident, you may be facing life-altering consequences.
A closed head injury, also called a traumatic brain injury, is simply any injury to the head where the skull was not penetrated. A serious laceration that needs stitches would not be a closed head injury, even though there would be extensive bleeding. Closed head injuries can seem harmless at first, because there are few outward symptoms.