Portland Brain Injury Attorney
Brain injury results from a number of circumstances. The severity of the initial trauma to the head might not reflect the actual damage done to the brain. If you or a loved one has experienced any sort of head trauma followed by dizziness, a headache, confusion, memory loss, weakness, fatigue, loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting or vision abnormalities, immediate medical care should be sought. Closed head injuries can be difficult to detect. If you notice any symptoms or suspect any sort of damage, medical professionals should evaluate your condition right away.
At Johnston Law Firm, P.C., in Portland, we handle cases for clients who have experienced traumatic head injury or closed head injury as the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful act. Following appropriate medical treatment, consulting with an experienced lawyer will help you understand your legal rights relating to the accident and options you may have to pursue compensation for injury, medical costs and other impacts on your life, including:
- Previous and future medical expenses
- In-home care/family member care costs
- Living expenses
- Lost wages/future earnings
- Pain and suffering
Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. Oregon head injury lawyer Marc A. Johnston will discuss your case and the difficult situation your injury has put you in at work and in your personal life. We can help you avoid common personal injury mistakes and ensure that your injury does not go undiagnosed or untreated.
Portland Head Trauma Lawyer
Our law firm is here to help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve. We pride ourselves on helping our clients secure their best possible recoveries so they and their families can live comfortably with dignity. We can pursue the medical help and resources you will need for the rest of your life, holding responsible parties accountable for your injury. We are especially sensitive to child injury and birth injury victims.
We represent not only people who have suffered life-altering paraplegic and quadriplegic injuries, but other serious injuries such as:
- Brain bleeding
- Brain bruising
- Brain swelling
- Cerebral Hypoxia
- Microscopic tears in brain tissue
- Skull fracture
Whether you have suffered head trauma due to a diving accident, fall from a height, sporting accident, motor vehicle accident, bicycle accident, construction accident or birth injury, we can help you obtain financial compensation to aid your recovery from life-altering and possibly lifelong consequences.
Brian Injury FAQs
What is a Severe Brain Injury?
The human brain is arguably the most complex part of the human body, and for that reason even seemingly minor head injuries can cause severe damage to the brain. A severe brain injury is any injury that causes a physiologic change to the brain. There are four types of injuries: closed, penetrating, anoxic, and toxic.
Closed brain injuries are when the brain strikes the inside of the skull, penetrating brain injuries are when a foreign object goes through the skull and damages the brain, anoxic brain injuries happen when the brain loses the required oxygen supply, and toxic brain injuries are caused by exposure or ingestion of toxic chemicals.
What Can Cause a Severe Brain Injury?
The most common severe brain injuries happen due to a hard hit to the head, like in a car accident and or slip and fall incident. Brain injuries are also a fairly common occurrence in heavy contact sports like football and rugby.
If you have experienced a head injury recently, it is always best to get checked for a severe head injury. It is not always obvious what damage if any has occurred inside the skull.
What Are the Symptoms of a Severe Brain Injury?
Some of the most common symptoms of a traumatic brain injury are:
- Nausea or motion sickness
- Altered sleeping habits
- Ear ringing
- Sensitivity to light, noise, touch, smell or taste
- Sensitivity to crowds, loud places
If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, seek medical help immediately. When it comes to brain injuries, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
How Can a Brain Injury Attorney Help Me?
If your brain injury was a result of another’s negligence or wrongful doing, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced brain injury lawyer. There are financial, physical, and emotional damages that come as a result of a severe brain injury. These injuries can greatly alter the quality of life of an individual, and a severe brain injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve and hold those responsible for your suffering accountable.
If you have received a severe brain injury due to the negligence of someone else, call Johnston Law Firm today to speak with a Portland severe brain injury attorney regarding your case.
How Long After a Brain Injury Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
Obviously, shortly after a traumatic brain injury, you will not be in any position to file a lawsuit, as you will be treating your injury and recovering. The general statute of limitations for personal injury in Oregon state that a brain injury lawsuit must be filed within two years after the date that the injury occurred.
Depending on the extremity of your injury, your recovery can last some time. For this reason, it is a good idea to hire a brain injury lawyer to represent your best interests while you are recovering.
Understand Your Legal Options | Contact Us Today
The Johnston Law Firm will evaluate your case for free, and you will work with the same Portland brain injury lawyer throughout your case. Call us at 503-546-3167, toll-free at 888-342-7252, or fill out our free confidential case evaluation form on the bottom. Attorney consultations incur no obligation on your part, and all initial consultations are free of charge.
The Johnston Law Firm, LLC proudly represents clients in all cities and counties in Oregon: Portland, Gresham, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas.