Traumatic Brain Injury
Kentucky Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Compassionate advocacy for victims of traumatic brain injury in Kentucky
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a blunt force blow or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head wound that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. TBI is often caused by a car accident, falling from heights or being hit in the head with a heavy object. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about 1.7 million people receive a traumatic brain injury every year in the U.S. There is a wide spectrum of TBI which can range from a mild concussion to severe brain damage leading to coma.
The legal team at Crandall & Pera Law has helped many traumatic brain injury victims and their families obtain the justice they want and the compensation they need to move forward. Our skilled team of litigators in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky have secured millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements for people just like you, who have suffered because of another person’s negligence. When you need someone to fight for you after a catastrophic injury, Crandall & Pera Law is by your side.
What are the consequences of traumatic brain injury?
Every individual is different therefore every injury will have different results. However, the consequences of a TBI can be devastating to a person’s life. From long-term physical disabilities to behavioral, personality and cognitive changes, a TBI can destroy the life that the injured individual once enjoyed and bring about a sense of confusion and chaos.
Some of the significant consequences of traumatic brain injury include:
- Behavioral/personality changes. Mood swings, rage, impulsivity, depression, anxiety and frustration are all common side effects of a TBI. In some cases, the change in personality may be permanent; in others, these behaviors changes are temporary.
- Physical side effects. Headaches, difficulties paying attention, speech impairment and even paralysis – either partial or total – could result from a traumatic brain injury. In some cases, a serious enough head wound could put a person in a coma.
- Cognitive difficulty. Concentrating, disorientation, memory loss, impairment of higher level cognitive function and loss of thinking ability are all possible. These effects could be temporary or permanent.
- Permanent brain damage. After an accident, a person’s oxygen supply may be cut off from his or her brain. Anoxic brain injuries occur when all oxygen is cut off, and hypoxic brain injuries can occur if the oxygen supply is depleted or weakened.
Traumatic brain injury can have a profound impact on an individual’s life. With symptoms ranging from severe, debilitating headaches to a coma or persistent vegetative state, some victims of TBI will require ongoing medical care and will have a drastic effect on the quality of life, work and relationships for the injured person. Therapy is almost a guarantee, and some people may take years to “get well” again. Others may never recover because the damage to their brains was too severe. If the traumatic brain injury occurs during the labor and delivery process, parents are looking at a literal lifetime of added medical bills and expenses, as well as a distinct possibility of having to pay for a private facility, if the child’s needs require expert medical care.
The legal team at Crandall & Pera Law has experience as medical malpractice defense attorneys, so they are able to leverage their knowledge to take a proactive approach to building a strong case for our clients in Kentucky. We devise a comprehensive case strategy that is customized to the facts of each client’s case. We work diligently for justice for our clients whose lives have been destroyed by a traumatic brain injury that was the result of negligence or violence.
We seek justice for traumatic brain injury accident victims
At Crandall & Pera Law we advocate for the rights of our clients who have suffered serious injuries in accidents caused by negligence. If you or your family member suffered a traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, we may be able to help. You are welcome to fill out our contact form or call us at 877.686.8879 to schedule a no-obligation consultation today.