Los Angeles Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

McMahan Law, PC Provides Tenacious Legal Representation

Catastrophic injuries are life-changing events that suddenly and cruelly alter your life forever. When you suffer a major injury, you may be entitled to compensation that can help pay for your recovery and future expenses. At McMahan Law, we have more than 30 years of experience compassionately representing clients and aggressively protecting their rights.

Schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney in Los Angeles by calling (310) 734-4485 today.

Los Angeles Skull Fracture Attorneys

A skull fracture is a break of any of the bones of the cranium. It is usually caused by a severe blow to the head, an automobile accident, a motorcycle accident, or some other traumatic impact to the cranium. There are a variety of different signs and symptoms of skull fractures, as well as many different types of fractures. If you or a loved one has suffered a skull fracture due to the negligence or carelessness of others, you may be entitled to compensation.

What Are the Symptoms of a Skull Fracture?

A person may experience a wide range of symptoms, depending on the severity of the fracture.

These symptoms may include:

  • Headache
  • Pain
  • Disturbances in sight, hearing, or smell
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Memory impairment
  • Unconsciousness

What Are the Signs of Skull Fracture?

The most prominent sign of skull fracture is laceration.

Other signs include, but are not limited to:

  • Blood in the middle ear
  • Discharge of fluid from the ear or nose
  • Changes in the pupils
  • Paralysis

What Are the Different Types of Skull Fracture?

  • Simple or Closed Skull Fracture: a break in the bone without damage to the skin
  • Comminuted Skull Fracture: a fracture in which the bone of the skull is fragmented
  • Depressed Skull Fracture: a fracture in which the affected bone of the skull is displaced or pushed inward
  • Linear Skull Fracture: a fracture resembling a straight or curved line
  • Open Skull (or Compound Skull) Fracture: a fracture complicated by lacerations of the overlying scalp and/or the mucous membranes

What Injuries Can a Skull Fracture CAUSE?

Depending on the severity of the skull fracture, victims are at risk for serious complications, including death. These potential complications include infection, contusions, and Hematoma. These complications can arise even when there was seemingly minimal trauma to the head.

Infection – Victims of skull fractures, especially skull fractures where the affected portion of the bone is at the back or base of the skull, are at a high risk for bacteria entering the skull and causing brain damage.

Contusion – A skull fracture is oftentimes the result of severe trauma to the head, including motorcycle accidents, falls, and automobile accidents. Due to the nature of this type of injury, victims of skull fracture are at risk for contusions, bruising of the brain tissue that can cause severe headaches, vomiting, and a loss of consciousness.

Hematoma – A hematoma is a mass of clotted blood that sometimes forms around the site of the fractured bone. There are different kinds of hematoma; however, they all have similar dangers in that they all carry the risk that the mass of blood will expand and compress the brain. This can lead to coma and death.

Call McMahan Law, PC and take action now! Contact an experienced skull fracture attorney in Los Angeles at (310) 734-4485 or online to set up an initial consultation.

Los Angeles Amputation & Catastrophic Limb Loss Attorneys

Amputation or catastrophic loss of limbs are life-altering events and can have a devastating impact on the victim and the victim’s family. They can render someone incapable of performing their job and can prevent them from being able to do the things they enjoy. Amputations and limb loss are often very painful and the necessary medical treatment and prosthetic devices can be extremely expensive. If you or a loved one is struggling with amputation or limb loss, contact experienced attorneys at McMahan Law today and get the help you need.

Causes of Injuries Resulting in Amputation or Catastrophic Limb Loss

We Hold Insurance Companies Accountable

If you or a loved one is struggling with amputation or limb loss and an insurance company is denying your legitimate claim or delaying paying benefits to which you are entitled, contact McMahan Law today. You can schedule a free consultation with an attorney who understands your frustration and is not afraid of holding profit-driven insurance companies accountable. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Contact us at (310) 734-4485 or online to set up an initial consultation with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney.