Portland Brain Injury Lawyer
In the moments following an accident, you may initially feel like everything is fine. You cannot see any visible signs of an injury, such as serious bleeding or a broken bone. You are even able to get up and walk away from the scene of the accident without assistance.
But in the hours and days that follow, you start to notice something is wrong. Perhaps you are suddenly experiencing headaches. Or you are having difficulty remembering things. Perhaps you are suffering from blurred vision or even have problems with speaking.
These are just a few of the signs of a possible traumatic brain injury. Such injuries are shockingly common. And because the symptoms often take time to present, many victims are initially unsure about what is wrong. But if you suspect you have suffered a brain injury–or your doctor confirms such a diagnosis–you may be faced with substantial medical bills and other financial losses as you seek to recover and regain some normalcy in your life.
If the accident that caused your brain injury was the result of someone else’s negligent or reckless actions, Rosenbaum Law Group can help. We are experienced Portland brain injury lawyers who specialize in representing accident victims seeking compensation from negligent parties and their insurance companies. We can review your accident case and develop a legal strategy that can help to ensure you are fully and fairly compensated for your brain injury and the subsequent impact it has on your life.
Know the Signs of a Moderate or Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Contrary to what you may think, a traumatic brain injury does not always result in an immediate loss of consciousness. Many brain injury victims walk away from their initial accident without noticing any symptoms. And in fact, many traumatic brain injuries are classified as “minor” by medical professionals, meaning that any symptoms typically do not last more than 30 minutes.
But moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries are quite different. In these cases, the symptoms are generally more pronounced, last longer, and have a noticeable detrimental effect on the victim’s quality of life. Some of the more common symptoms of such brain injuries include:
- loss of consciousness;
- seizures and involuntary movement;
- loss of coordination;
- memory loss and difficulty forming new memories;
- difficulty speaking or loss of speech;
- blurred vision and reduced depth perception;
- ringing in the ears; and
- sensitivity to light and sound.
If you experience any unusual symptoms or sensory issues following an accident–even if it is a couple of days or weeks after the event–it is critical to seek immediate medical attention. The quicker a traumatic brain injury is diagnosed, the sooner you can receive the proper treatment. Prompt treatment can also make it easier to prove your injury was the result of the initial accident.
Contact Rosenbaum Law Group Today
Compensation in traumatic brain injury cases is often substantial. This is because victims often require extensive–and expensive–medical care. They may also be forced to deal with permanent changes to their lifestyle and employment. This can be taken into account when seeking compensation as part of a personal injury claim.
So if you, or someone that you care about, has been involved in an accident caused by another party’s actions and you need to speak with a skilled Portland brain injury attorney, contact Rosenbaum Law Group, PC, today to schedule a free initial consultation.