After suffering from a serious brain injury in Ohio, the medical bills and other damages can add up and then go on for many years that follow the accident. If someone else caused your injury, you deserve a fair settlement for your losses. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyer in Marysville, OH, can help you file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit to fight for the compensation you need.
At Bressman Law, we want to make sure you receive a fair settlement if you have a TBI. This type of serious injury often warrants a personal injury case. Let us investigate your accident, determine who was at fault, and hold them responsible for your damages. Call us now at 877-538-1116 for a free case evaluation.
Different Types of Brain Injuries
A TBI can happen after any serious accident. We have often seen them occur after a slip and fall, car accident, or motorcycle crash. The severity of the brain injury can range from mild to fatal, but no case of TBI is ever mild enough to ignore.
Here are some of the most common types of brain injuries.
This is by far the most common type of brain injury. A concussion can happen as a result of:
- A direct impact to the head;
- Whiplash; or
- Shaking of the head.
While many concussions are mild in nature, they can sometimes be very severe. If a patient suffers another head injury while a concussion is still healing, for example, the consequences can be debilitating.
This type of bruising happens as a result of a direct impact to the head. Some types of contusions actually bruise brain tissue, and a large majority of patients need surgery to fix them. A contusion accompanied by swelling of the brain can lead to death or brain damage. The long-term care required for a brain contusion can be life-altering for you and your family members.
Also called a blood clot, this is a mass of blood that forms between the skull and brain, or inside the brain.
Penetration of the Skull
This is one of the most severe types of TBIs, and the results are often deadly. Most survivors live with brain damage for the rest of their lives.
Other Severe Brain Injuries
There are many other kinds of brain injuries, but it is important to note that any TBI can lead to complications and the need for lifelong medical care. There is no such thing as a low-risk brain injury.
Accounting for all the effects, both short-term and long-term, of a TBI is important when building your case and determining the value of your settlement. Even having a mild injury to your brain comes with many things that could go wrong after the fact.
What Makes TBIs Different From Other Injuries
Consulting with a lawyer after suffering from a TBI is crucial. Even with prompt treatment, the outlook is never certain. A TBI cannot be cured, which means you will experience the effects of your injury on a permanent basis. Many patients need ongoing medical care and even daily, in-home assistance. The short-term effects associated with this type of injury are often much more expensive, and not to mention painful, than many other injuries.
Even years after the accident, a TBI victim might experience:
- Post-traumatic seizures;
- Memory loss;
- Cognitive decline;
- Mild to very severe headaches;
- Aggression; and
- Other psychological effects.
These effects often impact the victim’s entire family. The medical care, change in the daily routine, and long-term disability changes the lives of victims and everyone around them. Some victims are never able to return to their daily activities, and others might live with pain, dizziness, and fatigue for the rest of their lives.
Getting Compensation After a TBI in Marysville
The cost of a TBI is substantial. If someone else caused your injury, you should not have to pay for your long-term treatment and other expenses yourself.
At Bressman Law, we can help you build a case against the person who caused your TBI. We will collect the evidence we need to prove fault before we obtain documentation of your damages. Then, we will file a claim with the at-fault party’s liability insurance provider and ask for fair compensation for your current and future losses.
Dealing With the Insurance Company
Many insurance companies will try to rush a TBI victim to a quick settlement after an accident. Insurers often use this tactic to try to pressure accident victims to accept a low settlement that will not pay for their future needs. Since these companies know that TBIs are not cut and dry—and unexpected medical costs and other damages could arise at any time—getting you to sign away your right to future damages can save insurers substantial money.
Do not accept any offer without consulting us first. We can review any offer from the insurer to make sure it provides for your long-term expenses. If the insurance company refuses to negotiate a fair offer, we can file a lawsuit and take your TBI case to court.
Get Help After a TBI
At Bressman Law, we want to help you recover the compensation you need to care for yourself and your family after suffering a TBI. We will fight to make sure the at-fault party pays for the care you will need in the future. Before accepting any settlement, call 877-538-1116 for a free consultation.