Midland Brain Injury Lawyers
When a traumatic brain injury occurs, it can completely alter your life. Severe accidents that exert some sort of extreme external force on the brain can often result in traumatic brain injury. A bullet that penetrates the skull, a severe blow or jolt to the head, these are some of the types of events that cause brain injury.
Those involved in motorcycle accidents often sustain traumatic brain injuries from being thrown onto hard pavement. Also, those involved in high-speed auto accidents or collisions involving an 18-wheeler may receive an injury to the brain.
Severe brain injuries can result in torn tissue, bruising, bleeding and other damage to the brain. These types of injuries often have long-term complications or even death. A traumatic brain injury may leave the victim with wide-ranging psychological and physical effects. Certain signs and symptoms appear immediately after the accident, while others may take days or weeks to appear.
Signs of Brain Injury
Symptoms of mild to severe brain injury may include:
- Being confused or disoriented
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory or concentration problems
- Dizziness, loss of balance
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Slurred speech
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitivity to light/sound
- Feeling depressed
- Inability to wake up
- Convulsions or seizures
- Dilation of one or both pupils
- Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
When to See a Doctor
If you’ve been involved in a violent accident at work, on the job, on the road, or elsewhere and you are experiencing some of these symptoms, then it’s best to be seen by a doctor right away. Even a mild injury to the brain requires prompt attention and an accurate diagnosis. There may be damage to brain cells directly below the impact on the skull. A blast from an explosive device may cause cellular tearing and irreparable or widespread damage to the brain. Swelling can occur along with bleeding; disrupting the brain’s supply of oxygen and this can cause even more damage.
How Do Brain Injuries Occur?
Falling a great height can cause traumatic brain injury. Sometimes these types of injuries can happen at work. You fall off a roof or ladder landing on your head. Auto, truck, and motorcycle accidents are also common causes, along with sports injuries. Violent acts such as shootings or domestic abuse can result in brain injury too. Soldiers in combat situations may sustain brain injuries from explosive blasts or shrapnel.
Get Immediate Medical Attention
Damage to brain cells can worsen very quickly so it’s important to get emergency treatment right away. The doctor can check the severity of your condition and recommend treatment options. Your brain is a very fragile and essential part of your anatomy.
Do You or a Loved One Have Traumatic Brain Injury?
The Midland, TX law firm of Zinda Law Group PLLC can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. You may need months of treatment and not be able to return to work for a long time. If you believe your injuries were caused by someone’s negligence, then seek legal help at once.
Zinda Law Group PLLC has the experience and resources to fight and win your case. We can begin an investigation into what happened and find out who is responsible for your injuries. When you know that you might never be able to return to a normal life, it’s important to have the money to continue paying bills and ongoing living expenses can mount up quickly.
Our Midland law office handles these types of claims on a contingency fee basis and that means you won’t have to pay a penny up front for filling fees and court costs. We give our clients personalized, compassionate representation. We also offer free legal consultations to help you get all your questions answered and decide if a personal injury lawsuit is a good fit for your situation. Please call us today at 800-863-5312 to schedule your free appointment.