Brain Injuries

Ohio Brain Injuries | Attorneys Lawyer Lawsuit

Ohio-Brain-Injuries-Attorneys-Lawyer-LawsuitWhen traumatic brain injuries permanently impair an individual’s ability to function, the results can be tragic on a physical, emotional and financial level for both the victim and his or her family, particularly if the victim requires lifelong medical attention. What can be equally tragic is when the traumatic brain injury could have been prevented or minimized if another party had not behaved recklessly or negligently. When another party’s negligent or reckless behavior causes a traffic accident, a slip and fall accident or any type of accident that results in a brain injury, victims and their families may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, permanent disabilities and losses.

In such cases, the Ohio brain injury lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC are ready to aggressively represent victims’ rights, and injured parties that may be entitled to compensation for their suffering and losses. With more than 20 years’ experience in litigating Ohio brain injury lawsuits, our attorneys are highly skilled at holding negligent parties accountable in order to help our clients secure the awards they deserve.

Traumatic Brain Injury Signs, Symptoms & Side Effects : When to Seek Medical and Legal Help

Brain injuries caused by some external force are referred to as traumatic brain injuries. While milder traumatic brain injuries, such as minor concussions, are highly treatable and can allow for full recovery, severe traumatic brain injuries can cause irreversible, devastating disability or death. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that, each year in the U.S., approximately 1.7 million people suffer from some type of traumatic brain injury.

Signs of traumatic brain injury will vary according to the nature of the injury (e.g., whether an object pierces the brain tissue or some other trauma occurs), the severity of the injury, and the area of the brain that sustains an injury. Although some brain injury symptoms will be immediately obvious, others can take time to become apparent. Some of the most common signs, symptoms, or side effects of traumatic brain injury may include:

  • Blurry vision and/or dilation of the pupils
  • Changes in mood and/or behavior
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Difficulty remembering things, thinking, and/or focusing
  • Fatigue and/or restlessness
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness

If you have suffered an injury to the head or upper body and exhibit any of the Signs, Symptoms or Side Effects listed here, please consult with a medical professional as soon as possible. If you have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury and need legal help, please fill out the online form at the right-hand side of this page or call us at (937) 435-9999

When to File a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit

Traumatic brain injuries can result from a single force or a series of complications. When any of the following has caused or contributed to a brain injury, victims will have grounds to file a traumatic brain injury lawsuit:

  • Traffic accidents (including car, truck, and motorcycle accidents), which account for approximately 17 percent of all traumatic brain injuries and 32 percent of traumatic brain injury deaths annually in the U.S. Negligence that contributes to vehicular accidents can include drunk driving, failure to obey traffic laws, and driver distraction.
  • Slip and Fall accidents, which are associated with about 35 percent of traumatic brain injuries each year. Negligence that precipitates slip and fall accidents includes unsafe premises, such as poor lighting and lack of warning signage.
  • Sports injuries, which primarily are associated with contact sports, such as football, as well as bicycling. Recklessness that can cause sports injuries can include use of excessive force, lack of safety equipment, and failure to obey safety rules/procedures.
  • Assault and physical abuse, which result in roughly 10 to 15 percent of brain injuries each year.

While men are more likely than women to sustain any type of traumatic brain injury, so too are individuals between the ages of 0 to 4 years old, 15 to 19 years old, and 65 years old or older. When traumatic brain injury affects the elderly, they are far more likely to require hospitalization for their injury than younger individuals.

If you or a loved one has suffered from any type of brain injury as a result of the aforementioned forms of negligence, you will have a strong personal injury claim against the negligent parties, and you can secure the compensation you deserve by contacting a brain injury attorney and following through with a traumatic brain injury lawsuit.

Starting an Ohio Brain Injury Lawsuit

The Ohio brain injury lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC encourage victims of traumatic brain injuries to learn more about their legal rights and entitlements at no cost. Our dedicated legal professionals are passionate about helping victims of traumatic brain injury, and our extensive experience with Ohio brain injury litigation allows us to build the strongest possible cases against negligent parties. Our ultimate goal is to help brain injury victims secure the maximum possible settlement for their case. Call today for a FREE consultation and receive experienced advice from an Ohio brain injury lawyer at Wright & Schulte LLC. Please fill out the online form at the right-hand side of this page or call us at (937) 435-9999