Within a day of each other, two Indianapolis men have died after suffering traumatic brain injuries. On November 11, David Jansen was fatally injured. Jansen was working on a large piece of equipment when his head got caught in the machine. No one witnessed the accident so it is uncertain whether Mr. Jansen slipped and fell, became entangled in the equipment, or had a medical condition that caused him to fall into the equipment.
On November 12, Manuel Maldonada was in a minor auto accident. Witnesses say that Mr. Maldonada got out of his car and slapped the windshield of the other vehicle with his hands before walking away. Moments later, he was found, collapsed on the side of the road. It is unclear what caused Maldonada to fall, if he was struck by another vehicle, or if he had a prior medical problem that caused him to fall. Again, there were no witnesses.
While it appears that both these fatalities occurred quickly after the incident, it is important to be aware that the first few hours after an accident are the most crucial in determining the severity of the injury. It is common to suffer a slip and fall or an auto accident, appear perfectly fine, then suddenly and rapidly deteriorate. This may have been the case with Mr. Jansen or Mr. Maldonada. Although he walked away from the accident, pursuing immediate medical attention may have saved his life. It is imperative to seek medical attention, following any accident, even if there is no pain or sign of external injury. Internal injuries could result in serious, life-long medical problems or fatalities; never assume you are ok; it may cost you your life.
Falls, and auto accidents, and work related accidents are a major cause of traumatic brain injuries. Obviously, these injuries can be devastating to victims and their families. Brain injuries can leave an individual severely debilitated and often result in fatality. The most important thing we can all do is take precautions to lower our risks of traumatic brain injuries. Preventive measures such as seat belts, helmets, and hard hats can greatly reduce traumatic brain injuries.
The unfortunate circumstances of Mr. Jansen and Mr. Maldonada are not necessarily cases for potential litigation. Further investigation may determine the cause of these traumatic brain injury fatalities and whether litigation is or is not appropriate. In contrast, there are many auto accidents, maritime accidents, slip and falls, construction accidents and others that may result from the negligence of someone else.
If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury, caused by the negligence of another, you may be able to pursue litigation. It is important to consult an attorney who specializes in cases like yours; if you do not know an attorney or cannot locate one, Lawsuit Financial will find one for you in any of our 50 states. If the traumatic brain injury resulted in a serious financial hardship and you are pursuing a lawsuit, you may qualify for lawsuit funding. Lawsuit Financial provides financial assistance while you wait for you case to settle. You have enough pain and stress from the actual injury, why worry about how to pay your bills? Lawsuit Financial is here to help. We will evaluate your case and typically provide the needed legal funding within 24 – 48 hours. Call us toll free, at 1-877-377-SUIT or visit us on the world wide web at www.lawsuitfinancial.com