Sudden accidents impact people throughout the Las Vegas area every day. Many of these incidents result in catastrophic harm being inflicted on one or several people. You may be suffering from a traumatic brain injury after a serious accident. The most important thing that you can do is to seek immediate medical attention after a head injury. Our attorneys have worked on many cases where we have represented victims of harm caused by the negligent or malicious actions of others. We understand that there are many common incidents that cause traumatic brain injuries. We are also very familiar with the impacts of these injuries, and what is needed for victims to recover.
Contact Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers to speak with an experienced Nevada injury lawyer. Our office knows how difficult your life can be after a serious head injury. To discuss your case today, call our office at (702) 878-2889.
A Traumatic Brain Injury Can Happen Almost Anywhere
Injury victims are frequently caught off guard and badly hurt when others act in a careless or reckless manner. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are caused when a person sustains a serious impact to their head or neck. Whether a blunt force trauma, or an object penetrating someone’s head, these accidents can happen almost anywhere. Some of the most common incidents that cause TBIs include:
- Car crashes – Accidents on the road can be hard-hitting and inflict damage on your brain. Auto wrecks often cause a person’s spinal column to be pressed up onto their brain which can inflict extensive harm.
- Work accidents – People are frequently hurt while on the job, and the injuries that result can cause lasting harm or even death. Many workplace injuries affect people who work in offices or other professions not generally considered to be dangerous.
- Slip and falls – An unsafe or unstable walkway can cause you to fall and badly injure your head. These accidents happen almost everywhere including at restaurants, nightclubs, casino floors, and shopping centers.
- Medical malpractice – Doctors or other medical practitioners must provide patients with a reasonable standard of professionalism. TBIs result from many cases of malpractice that often involve negligence during surgery or errors made when delivering a newborn baby.
- Recreational accidents – People engaging in physical recreational activities or sports can sometimes sustain hard hits to their head. It’s important to understand the risks of these activities, and to get help if you are hurt.
Signs That You May Have A Traumatic Brain Injury
It’s understandable for an injury victim to want to get through their recovery as quickly as possible. You may already have many expensive medical bills, and you look forward to life getting back to normal. However, addressing a TBI in a timely manner is very important. Every physical injury is different, but some of the most common signs that you may be suffering from a traumatic brain injury include:
- Difficulty keeping your balance or maintaining hand-eye coordination
- Numbness or tingling feeling in arms or legs
- Enlarged pupil in one or both eyes
- Slurred speech
- Seizures or convulsions
- Ongoing headaches that continue to get worse
- Issues with vomiting or nausea
What You Should Do If You Suspect A Traumatic Brain Injury
It’s important to take any physical injuries very seriously. Harm can continuously get worse if proper medical attention is not sought. It’s important to get to safety and call for help if you or a loved one are badly injured in an accident. The site of a work, auto, or recreational accident can be very dangerous in the minutes that follow your injury. While no two accidents and head injuries are the same, steps that you should take after a possible TBI include:
- Get emergency medical help – Call 911 and make sure to get first responder assistance for you and any loved ones who may be hurt.
- Contact an experienced injury lawyer – Building a case for recovering costly medical expenses can take time. Calling a skilled lawyer as soon as possible will give you the best opportunity to recover the compensation that you deserve.
- Properly report your injury – Whether contacting police, or reporting your accident to your employer, it’s important to act without delay. Your lawyer can help you navigate this entire process as you also seek to recover from your physical injuries.
- Follow through with your medical treatment – Abide by your doctor’s orders. It’s important to explain that you may have a head injury, and to discuss your symptoms and treatment with your doctor.
Oronoz & Ericsson Injury Lawyers Can Help You After A Traumatic Brain Injury
A head injury can be terrifying. Damage to your brain will impact every aspect of your life, and a full recovery is not always guaranteed. It’s important to seek proper medical attention if you or a loved on may have a traumatic brain injury. Our legal team has worked with many families in this situation. We understand that there are various common incidents that cause traumatic brain injuries. Given the effect that a TBI can have, we strongly encourage you to act without delay. Your case may be complex, and Nevada’s strict statute of limitations requires you to file a claim within two years or lose the opportunity to seek compensation. Be sure to contact your lawyer as soon as possible.