When an accident causes your head to be bumped or jolted, you may suffer from injuries to your brain. Because the brain is responsible for so many vital functions, even a minor injury can cause complications and may need medical attention. If someone’s negligence caused you or a loved one to sustain a brain injury, you may be dealing with a number of issues. You’re wondering about the steps it will take to recover, if the injury can fully recover, how long the process will take, and how you’re going to get the care to treat the injuries. Whether it was you or your loved one who sustained the injury, fair compensation is necessary. A Cincinnati brain injury lawyer from Thomas Law Offices will stand up for you so you can get the compensation you deserve.
Thomas Law Offices has helped victims of brain injuries in the past. While we start to build your case, we’ll need to know the extent of the injuries so we can find the cost of past and future care. Let’s take a look at the different types of brain injuries that can occur.
What Are the Different Types of Brain Injuries
here are many injuries someone can have that result in a severe brain injury. Our brain injury lawyers are familiar with the various kinds of brain injuries and understand the complications that often accompany them. Here are some common types of brain injuries:
- Traumatic Brain Injury. Anytime the head suffers a blow, a TBI can occur. A concussion is often called a mild TBI, but that doesn’t mean it’s harmless. A concussion can result in headaches, unconsciousness, confusion, dizziness, blurred vision, ringing in ears, fatigue, and change in mood or sleep patterns. Sometimes, the person’s ability to think, remember, and concentrate are also hindered. If the brain injury is more severe, someone may also suffer from a headache that doesn’t go away, slurred speech, seizures, nausea, weakness in limbs, and loss of coordination.
- Fracture. If an object penetrates the skull, the bone can fracture. Depending on the severity of the injury, surgery may be required.
- Oxygen Deprivation. Sometimes, the brain suffers from a lack of oxygen, which is called an anoxic brain injury. When an injury prevents blood flow to the brain and the brain doesn’t get oxygen, permanent damage can result.
- Diffuse Axonal Injury. This occurs when the connecting nerve fibers or axons in the brain are damaged. If the injuries are mild, they may heal over time. However, if these injuries are serious, the person could be in a coma or suffer from forms of permanent disability.
- Contrecoup. The accident causes the brain to hit the sides of the skull, which can result in injury.
- Hematoma. There are different kinds of this injury, which is essentially a bruise deep in the body, and serious hematomas can cause dangerous blood clots to form. When these clots form, they can cause pressure that may need surgery.
When you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you may be wondering how it happened in the first place. Unfortunately, brain injuries can occur in any kind of accident. Typically, these accidents are caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another. If someone’s negligence is what led to you or your loved one’s injuries, we will do everything we can to hold them accountable.
How Do Brain Injuries Occur?
There are many ways for a traumatic brain injury to occur. One of the most common ways for a brain injury to occur is during a motor vehicle accident. Negligence like distracted driving, speeding, and failing to follow other traffic laws can result in a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident. Car accidents can increase in danger when they occur at high speeds. Truck accidents and motorcycle accidents can easily cause brain injuries as trucks are much bigger than an average car, and motorcyclists do not have the protection a car would provide in an accident.
Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles can also cause severe brain injuries. Those who are walking have nothing to absorb the impact.
Brain injuries can also happen in the workplace. Those that work in construction may sustain a brain injury if the fall off a ladder or a heavy object hits their head. It’s important to note that while those who work in fields like construction or manufacturing may have a higher risk of sustaining a brain injury, these injuries can occur in any workplace if someone acts negligently.
Properties may have certain hazards that put people in danger of brain injury. If a sidewalk isn’t salted or a stairwell has a loose railing, anyone could fall and hurt their head. A premises liability claim may apply if your injuries resulted from a dangerous property.
When our lawyers investigate your claim, we’ll look into the negligence that caused your injury. It’s possible the negligent party could have been one person, but there’s also the possibility a company could be at fault. Our firm won’t be intimidated by companies that have caused harm. We’ll hold them accountable.
Brain Injuries Can Have a Severe Impact on Your Life
Unfortunately, brain injuries can take weeks or even months to recover. Sometimes, a full recovery may not be an option. If the injuries are catastrophic, you may not be able to return to work. When you’re unable to earn a regular paycheck, you may wonder how you’re going to afford care in addition to your other financial responsibilities. Our lawyers will fight for you to receive compensation to cover these costs.
You’ll be able to get the care you need—this includes paying past medical bills and any upcoming ones. Those with brain injuries may require some form of care for the rest of their lives. If this is the case with you or your loved one, we’ll make sure to include this when determining your compensation amount.
Our Team Will Fight for You
A brain injury can completely change your life—whether it happened to you or your loved one. Recovering and then adjusting to any changes the injury has caused can take a lot of time and the costs can seem insurmountable.
With a Cincinnati brain injury lawyer from Thomas Law Offices at your side, you can rest assured that your representative will fiercely advocate for you to recover the appropriate damages for your injuries and pain and suffering. It’s important to start your case as soon as possible. Give our office a call today for an obligation-free consultation. We’ll go over what happened and how we can help.