Helping You And Your Family After A Traumatic Brain Injury
Car crashes, trucking wrecks, work accidents, and slip-and-falls may result in head injuries, commonly referred to as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). A traumatic brain injury disrupts the brain’s function and leads to injury of the scalp, skull or brain. A TBI can also have a drastic impact on your life for years to come. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, it is important to talk to a lawyer about your rights.
At Soroka & Associates, LLC, in Columbus, our personal injury attorneys have the necessary skills, experience and resources to provide effective and personal representation in TBI matters and other injury cases. We strive to help clients understand their rights and how we will help them move forward with their lives. Whenever possible, we secure maximum compensations for the injuries and losses that they and their families have suffered, including pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages.
Signs And Symptoms Of Brain Injuries
After an accident, a TBI may not be immediately apparent. The victim and their family members should stay vigilant and look out for signs and symptoms that a brain injury has occurred, such as:
- Memory loss
- Personality changes
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of coordination or fine motor control
- Light sensitivity
A TBI may cause devastating effects on a person and result in seizures, a coma, cognitive deficits, hearing and vision loss and paralysis. This may result in the person not being able to return to work or support their family as they did before the accident. Our firm understands the challenges and emotions that TBI victims face, including being out of a job and having mounting medical bills. While we strongly believe in holding the negligent parties responsible for your injuries, we also work to see that you are protected and get the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Types Of Head Injuries
There are two main types of head injuries: closed injuries and penetrating injuries.
- In a closed injury, the head sustains an injury from a blow or jolt. This can result from a direct hit to the head or from a force on the brain inside the skull. The most common types of closed head injuries are concussions and contrecoup injuries.
- In a penetrating injury, an object may impact the head or enter the brain, causing an open head wound and injury deep inside the brain.
Furthermore, when involved in an automobile accident, a person may sustain TBI from a severe case of whiplash. Such injuries may result in losses of daily functions, and it is important to immediately seek medical attention and consult an experienced personal injury attorney.
Talk To Us About Your Brain Injury Case
Our initial consultation is free of charge, and if we accept your case, we conduct our work in personal injury matters on a contingent fee basis. This means that we get paid only if there is a monetary award on your behalf.