Erie Brain Injury lawyer
Any kind of trauma to the head or neck can cause problems in the brain. Hitting your head in a slip and fall, car accident, sports incident, or in any other circumstance can potentially result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Brain injuries can cause temporary to permanent disabilities and interfere with one’s ability to move, think, speak, and eat. The attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman P.C. advocate for those with brain injuries in Erie – fighting for just and fair compensation for related damages on their behalf. Find out if we can help you or your loved one.
Warning Signs of a Brain Injury
Although every brain injury is different, all require immediate medical attention for the best possible prognoses. The best thing you can do as someone in an accident is to go to the hospital directly from the scene – especially if you bumped your head. Brain injuries can be discreet, without outward signs at the beginning. Underneath the surface, though, the brain could be bleeding, leaking, or swelling. Even if you don’t feel injured, go to a doctor to check. When symptoms do arise, they can include:
- Confusion, disorientation, and memory loss
- Problems concentrating
- Unusual behavioral changes
- Feeling anxious or sad
- Fatigue or sleeping more than usual
- Difficulty sleeping/insomnia
- Severe or persistent headache
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dizziness or trouble with balance
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Weakness or tingling on one side of the body
It’s imperative to get the necessary medical tests and scans to check for brain injury if an accident in any way affected your head. Leaving a serious brain injury untreated can be deadly. The sooner you go to the hospital, the sooner you can receive a diagnosis and begin treatment. The most severe brain injuries can cause seizures, loss of consciousness, coma, and death. If a loved one passed away from a brain injury, discuss the possibility of a wrongful death lawsuit with an attorney.
When to Call an Attorney
The medical bills that follow a brain injury can be enormous. Hospital stays, X-rays and tests, surgical procedures, medications, medical devices, live-in care, disability modifications – the list of expenses that accompany a serious TBI (traumatic brain injury) are almost endless. On top of these expenses, many people who sustain brain injuries cannot return to work right away – or at all. Lost wages and medical bills can swamp someone with a brain injury. In the meantime, the survivor also has to live with possible cognitive or motor function difficulties that could last a lifetime.
A good attorney is a necessity for a brain injury claim. Brain injuries are diverse and complex, making them difficult legal issues. It takes an attorney with a firm understanding of negligence laws in Erie, as well as the laws relating to the specific injury – workers’ compensation, disability laws, car accident laws, premises liability laws, etc. At Dallas W. Hartman P.C., we have almost 25 years of experience handling PI claims in Pennsylvania. We have the knowledge and resources you need to maximize compensation for a brain injury. Discuss your case for free when you contact our team in Erie.