Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are often considered the most dire of all injuries since they can affect not only physical but mental and emotional function. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you need a thorough medical evaluation. If your injury was the fault of another party’s negligent, reckless, or malicious behavior, you also need a consultation with a highly competent personal injury attorney to determine what steps must be taken to make sure you collect the damages you deserve for your complex, long-term injury.
Traumatic brain injuries are caused by violent blows or jolts of the head in which the brain bangs against the skull or in which the brain collides with a foreign object. The result is brain dysfunction. Since the brain is the control center of the body, brain dysfunction may have neuromuscular, sensory, cognitive, behavioral or emotional consequences.
Despite being surrounded by the tough bone of the skull, the brain is not invulnerable. Traumatic brain injuries can occur due to:
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Our sharp personal injury attorneys will work diligently to make certain that the party responsible is held accountable for all the costly consequences of his/her misconduct. Whether the defendant is a drunk driver, a negligent football coach, a store owner with a slippery floor, a distracted surgeon, a company that manufactures dangerously defective products, or a person who has assaulted you (whether or not convicted of a crime), we will accumulate enough evidence to convince the court to award you the damages you and your family deserve.
We will stand firm in our quest to win you compensation for:
Depending on the part of the brain impacted and upon the severity of the injury, TBI symptoms can include:
Traumatic brain injuries require immediate evaluation; some require urgent surgical intervention to relieve swelling and/or ensure continued blood and oxygen flow to the brain. Physical activities should be avoided until the patient receives medical clearance.
Serious TBIs require various types of rehabilitation — physical, occupational (which helps the patient relearn effective methods of performing everyday activities), and psychological (to aid with adjusting to an altered lifestyle after the injury). Patients who have suffered severe TBIs will need assistance to perform formerly automatic tasks such as bathing, toileting, and dressing. Some may be able to relearn these skills; others will require long-term care.
Understanding Modified Comparative Negligence
Ohio is a state that works under the principle of comparative negligence which means that the court may determine that your action or negligence played a part in the incident that caused your TBI. If this is the case, it simply means that you will have a percentage deducted from the damages you win. You can count on our capable personal injury attorneys to be as persuasive as possible when it comes to convincing the court that your percentage of blame is minimal or non-existent.
Our talented personal injury attorneys are well-equipped to see you through the struggle to regain your footing. We will file a lawsuit on your behalf against the person or entity responsible for your traumatic brain injury. We will gather all pertinent evidence, interview witnesses, examine emergency and other medical data in order to advocate powerfully for your right to financial recompense. And we will always treat you with compassion and respect.
We have the legal knowledge, tactical skills, and track record of successful outcomes to win your case. Moreover, we will charge you no attorneys’ fees until we win you the substantial funds you deserve to restructure your life and regain your sense of stability and justice. Contact us promptly so that we can start securing the future for you and your family and restoring your peace of mind.