Once you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life may be a lot harder and more complicated from your injuries, including ongoing lifelong issues.
The cost associated with medical bills and other damages may start to stack up. If you have suffered from a traumatic brain injury, you could be entitled to compensation if your accident was the result of another person’s negligence. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyer in Westerville, OH, can help you fight for the damages you suffered.
Call us to speak to a member of our team at 877-538-1116.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Brain injuries may range from mild to life-threatening. Some traumatic brain injuries only present symptoms short-term, while others can stay with the victim for the rest of their lives. Here are the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries:
A concussion is one of the most common types of brain injuries. When someone experiences a concussion, it may be the result of whiplash, shaking, or a direct impact to their head. Concussions can be mild in nature and only require monitoring for worsening symptoms for a few hours or days.
Once someone is out of immediate danger when it comes to a concussion, there are more things to worry about in terms of long-term care and prognosis.
Post-Secondary Concussion Syndrome
The bad thing about concussions is that they have a sneaky way of causing problems later on. A condition known as post-concussion syndrome can present itself weeks after the initial accident and cause symptoms that make you unable to go to work, drive, or live a normal life.
A contusion is a result of a direct impact to the head that causes bleeding or bruising in the brain. They often require surgery to repair and can lead to death or long-term brain damage.
- Blood Clots/Hematoma: A hematoma is a kind of blood clot that forms in between the brain and skull or inside the brain itself. These are very dangerous and often require emergency surgery.
- Penetration to the Head: A foreign object entering the skull is often deadly. Those who do survive face a lifetime of struggling with medical problems.
Accidents That Can Lead to Brain Injuries
There are a variety of accidents a person can be in that lead to a brain injury. Cases we have assisted on for brain injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
If you suffered a brain injury as a result of an accident and you believe somebody else was responsible for your injuries, give us a call.
Call Bressman Law at 877-538-1116.
How a Lawyer May Be Able to Help You Establish Fault
There are several ways a traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyer in Westerville, OH, may be able to help, and one of these is establishing fault.
If you or your loved one’s brain injury occurred because of somebody else, a lawyer can help you demonstrate fault. This can include gathering necessary documents and proving negligence.
Negligence includes proving the at-fault party owed you a legal duty of care. Then it involves showing the party breached that legal duty — whether it was to do or not to do something. We must also establish this breach of duty caused the brain injury and, as a result, actual damages (such as medical expenses) accumulated.
Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Depending on the nature of your accident, your traumatic brain injury could be creating many medical bills. The first ambulance ride to the hospital after the accident is only the start of the cost of medical treatment adding up. Trips to the emergency room, emergency treatment, and surgery can also make the treatment cost skyrocket.
Many doctors keep traumatic brain injury patients in the hospital for observation before they even start showing symptoms. Even just in the short term, a traumatic brain injury may be expensive.
If you or your loved one’s traumatic brain injury was caused by somebody else, Bressman Law can help you explore avenues for compensation for the injuries. While there is no all-encompassing list for possible damages we can recover, some of these damages include:
Medical expenses, including extensive hospital stays, CAT scans, and around-the-clock care can be recovered. Rehabilitation expenses such as physical therapy fall under this realm as well.
If you or your loved one missed work because of the brain injury, these expenses can also be accounted for. Lost wages, expected earnings (future lost income), and the loss of benefits are all recoverable damages.
Pain and Suffering
While the above are economic damages you can prove by receipts or proof of income statements, there are other types of damages, including pain and suffering. This type of damage takes into account the actual pain you are in and how it had affected your life. While it is subjective, there are methods to calculate pain and suffering.
Time Limits on Taking Action
The statute of limitations in Ohio limits the amount of time you have to file a brain injury claim. In most cases, you have two years to file a claim after the action that caused the brain injury.
If the case resulted in death, you have two years under the law from the date of the death to file a claim.
Call Bressman Law at 877-538-1116
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyer in Westerville, OH, may be able to help you recover compensation for you or your loved one’s injury. Bressam Law is prepared to build evidence in your case, settle a matter inside or outside of court, and keep your best interest in mind through your injuries.
Call us today at 877-538-1116.