Compassionate Advocacy For Victims Of TBI
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an acute injury usually caused by severe head trauma. Mild TBI can cause temporary brain dysfunction. More serious TBI can cause bleeding, torn tissues, bruises and even death. Unlike many other injuries that change a person physically, brain injuries can alter your personality and mental abilities. Brain injuries do not just heal like other injuries – you may require significant long-term treatment.
The personal injury attorneys of Crandall & Pera Law have a reputation for recovering substantial jury verdicts and settlements. Many of the cases we have won are in the multimillion-dollar range. Full compensation allows you or the person you love to get the medical care desperately needed to treat TBIs.
Symptoms Of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Some people do not even know they have suffered a brain injury until they have a medical examination. The symptoms vary depending on the person and the seriousness of the trauma.
Moderate to severe symptoms that may appear immediately after the accident or days later include:
- Loss of consciousness for seconds, minutes or hours
- Headaches that persist or get worse
- Convulsions and seizures
- One or both eye pupils becoming dilated
- Inability to awaken
TBI can destroy a person’s life and result in a range of mental and physical problems. Coping with the physical, emotional and mental repercussions can be a nightmare for the victim and his or her family.
How Can A Traumatic Brain Injury Affect Me Over Time?
Traumatic brain injuries range from a mild concussion to massive internal bleeding. Severe trauma to the brain could have chronic consequences. While you or your loved one may see improvement after medical intervention, there may be longer-term implications of the injuries.
Common examples of complications from TBIs include:
- Decreased cognitive abilities
- Mood changes and depression
- Difficulty communicating
- Trouble controlling one’s emotions
- Difficulty concentrating and focusing
- Blurred vision
- Loss of limb function
- Speech or language loss
- Permanent or temporary amnesia
A TBI earlier in life may also be linked to an increased risk of epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or other degenerative brain disorders.
Doctors cannot always predict what future consequences your TBI might have. Serious complications could detrimentally and indefinitely impact your health, your family and social life, your professional abilities, and psychological well-being. Securing proper treatment during the early stages – and throughout your life – is imperative.
The Causes Of Traumatic Brain Injury
Crandall & Pera Law handles all manner of complex claims and lawsuits for Ohio traumatic brain injury victims. Some of the more common cases of TBI we see result from:
- Medical Malpractice. Some medical procedures such as deliveries of newborns can cause severe TBI. When a newborn suffers a catastrophic TBI, the effect on the family is daunting. The newborn often never recovers.
- Falls. Slipping and falling can cause a TBI. Older adults and young children are especially prone to falls.
- Vehicle Accidents. Just one driver who runs a red light, or one driver who speeds, can change someone’s life from normal to catastrophic in the blink of an eye.
- Sports Injuries. More and more amateur and professional athletes are suffering injuries while playing football, soccer or hockey, or due to fall while skateboarding. The more contact the sports has, the more likely it is for an athlete to suffer a TBI.
- Falling Objects. Any debris or object that strikes someone from anywhere can cause a TBI or death, such as the race car driver who was recently killed when he was struck by a flying object during a car crash.
- Construction Accidents. Falls from heights, defective machinery and other hazards can hit a worker on the head, causing a serious brain injury.
At Crandall & Pera Law, we aggressively pursue your case. We fight to ensure you and your family will be financially taken care of for the immediate and potential future complications caused by a traumatic brain injury. We understand these are complex cases that require diligent, thorough litigation.
Lawyers Who Fight For Traumatic Brain Injury Victims
Crandall & Pera Law provides comprehensive and aggressive strategies designed to protect TBI victims and their families. Please complete our contact form or call us at 855-444-6651 to schedule a free appointment today. We serve clients across Ohio and northern Kentucky, from offices in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Chagrin Falls, Chesterland and Lexington.