Personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas discuss new evidence that a traumatic brain injury may be a contributing risk factor in the development of Alzheimer's disease.
While a minor bump on the head may not lead to problems later in life, doctors believe that head trauma that occurs repeatedly or when the victim loses consciousness could increase your risk of developing the disease in the future.
Types of severe traumatic brain injury include:
- Closed Wound: an injury to the brain that is caused by the brain moving within the skull. Types of injuries could be falls, motor vehicle crashes or being hit or struck by an object
- Penetrating Wound: when a foreign object penetrates the skull and invades the brain. Examples include being shot by a firearm or being hit with an object
Additionally, new evidence has emerged that links brain health to heart health. Because your brain is fed by blood vessels from the heart, physicians hypothesize that reduced blood and oxygen to the brain may contribute toward Alzheimer's development as well.
Personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas
believe that prevention is the best way to avoid a traumatic brain injury. While you can't anticipate and prevent all accidents from occurring you can take a few steps to ensure your safety:
- Wear a seat belt every time you ride or drive in a vehicle
- Never drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Wear a helmet while riding a bike, motorcycle, snowmobile, playing contact sports, horseback riding or skateboarding
- Use a sturdy step stool when reaching for items on high shelves
- Use handrails on stairways
- Remove tripping hazards from your home
- Use non-slip mats in your shower and bathtub
- See an eye doctor for regular vision check ups
It's also important to either go to the ER or contact your doctor immediately following head trauma if you exhibit symptoms such as headaches, neck pain, vomiting, blurred vision or ringing in the ears. Personal injury attorneys in Las Vegas add that the sooner you see your doctor the more likely you can avoid long-term problems.
Talk to personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas if you've experienced severe head trauma due to the negligence or at the hands of another. Contact Greenman, Goldberg, Raby, Martinez Law Firm for a free consultation. Call 702-388-GGRM (4476) today.
Personal injury lawyers advise clients to practice safe winter driving habits in order to avoid accidents. Winterize your vehicle by taking the following steps:
- Determine whether you need snow tires. While it may not snow in Las Vegas, you may see flakes in the surrounding, higher altitude areas. If you plan to travel to the mountains or even in some areas in the desert, consider adding snow tires to keep you safe on the road during winter.
- Check tire pressure. Tire pressure determines traction—hit an icy patch with improperly inflated tires and you could cause an accident. It’s especially important to check the pressure during the winter months because colder temperatures may cause the tire pressure to drop.
- Inspect your 4-wheel driving system. Ensure that if you need to stop suddenly during inclement winter weather, you can. Check for strange noises from the drivetrain and inspect the transmission gear oil levels.
- Check hoses, battery, gages and fluids. Your local mechanic can perform a winter maintenance check or you can examine the belts and fluid levels for deficiencies
Motorists should also maintain an emergency car kit that contains items like jumper cables, an extra blanket, extra food and water and a first aid kit.
Few people in Southern Nevada will think of snow in the state. The fact is, however, that Las Vegas has a wonderful ski area and Reno gets snow every winter. Every few years, the locals in Las Vegas may have to deal with driving in the snow; something they are not used to doing. Road accidents can happen in snow or icy conditions, especially when drivers are not aware of safe winter driving practices.
Personal injury lawyers know that driving on snow-covered roads takes a certain amount of skill and practice. When confronted with a snowy or icy road take these steps:
- Drive at a slower speed
- Brake before you turn a corner and not into the corner
- Slowly engage the break before you come to a traffic light in the event you hit a patch of ice
- If you begin to skid, turn your wheels into the skid and slightly accelerate to regain control of your vehicle
Learn more about safe winter driving habits from our team of personal injury lawyers in Las Vegas at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby, Martinez Law Firm. Call 702-388-GGRM (4476) today.