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.
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.
Call (949) 565-2344 for your FREE consultation with a spinal cord and brain injury attorney at our firm.
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) 565-2344 if you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident.
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.
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.
The force involved in a vehicle accident or trip and fall have 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.
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.
If your brain or spine has been injured in an accident, let our dedicated Orange County personal injury lawyers fight for you. Call (949) 565-2344 any time of day or night for a FREE consultation.
At RMD Law, one of our Orange County car accident injury lawyers will work with you one-on-one, starting with a free consultation at any time of day or night. Not only has our client-centered approach garnered top recognitions from the legal community and from our clients, but we have also recovered millions of dollars for our clients, getting individuals and families the results they need and deserve. Discover how we may be able to help you next!