Orange County Spinal & Brain Injury Lawyers
RMD Law is an Orange County personal injury law firm that focused on head and neck injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and are experiencing symptoms of a brain injury you should contact our experienced personal injury attorneys for a free, no obligation case evaluation.
At RMD Law, we believe that reputation is everything. When clients trust us with their cases, we do everything in our power to help guide them. That means personal service and sharp advocacy.
Orange County Spinal & Brain Injury Lawyers
You’ve had an accident. Now things just aren’t right. Your thoughts are foggy. You have buzzing or ringing in your ears. Your hands or legs tingle or go numb.
All of these signs are serious injuries that must be addressed as soon as possible. If you think your brain or spine has been injured in an accident, you need emergency treatment: Call 911 or visit your emergency room for medical help.
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We understand how life-changing these injuries are. RMD Law’s experienced Orange County personal injury attorneys can manage and guide your case while you heal. Even though insurance company’ tactics can make settling a spinal cord or brain trauma claim difficult, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury
The brain is one of the most important and most sensitive organs in the body. Even slight injury or damage can have long-lasting or permanent effects. A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs when a blow to the head results in a deep bruise, causing fluid to rush to the area and placing pressure on that section of the brain. This reduces blood flow to that section of the brain which, if not reversed, could cause brain cells to die. This can lead to temporary or permanent loss of memory, vision, speech, mobility, mental capacity, and more.
In less severe cases of TBI, a person can recover their memory, speech, or other abilities that they lost after their brain injury. In severe TBI cases, a person can slip into a coma or suffer permanent brain damage, preventing them from returning to the quality of life that they knew before their accident. Act immediately by calling (949) 353-6603 if you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Bruised or partially severed spinal cords may result in partial paralysis. In these cases, the victim may still retain some feeling or mobility in the affected area. They are only “partially paralyzed.” Some cases can be reversed, while others are permanent.
A completely severed spinal cord will result in total paralysis below the area of injury. The person will have no feeling or mobility in the affected area. Total paralysis is usually irreversible, meaning that the victim will be paralyzed for the rest of his or her life.
Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis of the legs, but not the arms, is known as paraplegia. Paraplegics are unable to walk, but still have use of their arms and are usually able to utilize wheelchairs to get around.
Tetraplegia / Quadriplegia
Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis from the neck down, including the arms and the legs, is known as quadriplegia or tetraplegia. This is the most severe form of paralysis. Tetraplegics and quadriplegics require caretakers since they cannot use their arms or legs.
Never Delay Getting Medical Treatment
The force involved in a vehicle accident or trip and fall has the potential to damage your brain and your spine. You should never delay seeking treatment when you suspect such injuries. Not only are these injuries potentially life-threatening, but the insurance companies will also use any delay in treatment to justify offering you less compensation than you are fairly entitled to.
Pursue Compensation for Your Brain or Spinal Cord Injuries
A good personal injury attorney understands the mechanics underlying the pain you have suffered and can explain to the insurance companies that your injuries are permanent. California law entitles you to have your injuries treated, allows you money for your pain and suffering, and can even enable you to recover compensation for future treatment that your physicians recommends.
Our personal injury lawyers will help you navigate this difficult time, can hold those responsible for your injuries accountable. Let RMD Law help you focus on healing by dealing with insurance companies on your behalf, helping you to access the best neurologists and spinal care experts in California. Even if you don’t have health insurance, we can help you get the treatment your doctors recommend.
Consult a doctor immediately if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:
- Change in pupil size
- Blurred vision
- Impaired senses
- Lack of coordination
- Slurred speech
- Bruising, swelling, or stiffness of neck
- Open scalp wound
- Excessive drowsiness
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe headaches
- Drop in blood pressure
- Low breathing rate
- Fluid draining from ears, nose, or mouth