Anyone who has been through a motor vehicle accident knows that it can be a traumatic experience. Whether the accident involved an car, motorcycle, or commercial vehicle, you have the right to take legal action against any person, company, or entity that is responsible.

As consumers, we trust that the products we purchase meet certain standards for safety. We also have to trust that the products used or prescribed by our physicians or made available to purchase are safe and free defects or flaws that could inflict injury, illness, or death.
If you have sustained injuries because of a product defect or recalled drug, you may have a product liability claim.

Brent Cordell

Attorney at Law

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Brain Injuries


 
Serious brain injuries can result from falls, car accidents, sports activities, and work-related accidents.

Any kind of trauma to the head or neck region can cause the brain to bruise, bleed, tear, or swell.

Every year in America, nearly 100,000 people suffer serious brain injuries that require medical treatment and affect their ability to perform everyday activities. You do not have to be traveling at a high rate of speed or to strike a hard object in order to suffer a traumatic brain injury.

There are two general types of head injuries: open and closed. An open injury means the skull has been fractured, and this kind of brain injury usually results from falls or other accidents in which the head comes in direct contact with a hard surface or object. A closed head injury does not involve a fracture, but can be more serious than an open injury due to the possibility of brain swelling and the formation of dangerous blood clots inside the skull. Whether a brain injury is open or closed, the most serious of either type can cause paralysis, loss of consciousness, and even death.

Soon after an accident or injury, it may be difficult to know whether you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, especially when no visual indications of serious injury exist. Here are some things to look out for when evaluating an accident victim's potential for brain injuries:

  • Confusion and difficulty remembering recent events
  • Unusual tiredness or sluggishness
  • Nausea and dizziness
  • Severe headache Weakness or numbness on one side of the body

If any of the above symptoms are present soon after an accident or injury, you should seek immediate medical attention. It is also very possible to suffer from a brain injury and still feel fine; many victims have suffered serious brain injuries in an automobile accident yet have still been able to get out of their car and direct traffic away from the scene.

Therefore, if there is any question at all whether a brain injury could have occurred in an accident, it is critical to go to the nearest hospital for a thorough medical evaluation.

If you have suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s actions or negligence, it is crucial to seek the guidance of an attorney who is familiar with the medical issues involved.

Time is of the essence, as the insurance companies involved will immediately begin their investigations in order to limit potential liability. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys may be able to help guide you through the process of filing a personal injury claim. If you would like to talk with a representative about your case, please contact us.

Whether a catastrophic injury involves a brain injury, a spinal cord injury or any other injury, Brent M. Cordell is committed to protecting the rights of the injured and help families cope with the physical, financial and emotional issues associated with a catastrophic injuries or fatal accident

 

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