While some victims of traumatic brain injuries suffer lifelong cognitive and emotional issues, others can end up in a coma, persistent vegetative state or dead.
If you or your loved one suffered a brain injury and it was caused by negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for damages. Our experienced Columbus brain injury lawyers provide a free legal consultation and we do not charge attorney’s fees unless we obtain a favorable verdict or settlement. Call today to learn more or discuss your case with an experienced injury attorney.
SITUATIONS WHERE BRAIN INJURIES OCCUR
Brain injuries are usually caused by blunt trauma to the head, which can occur in many situations, including:
Some brain injuries occur without a blow to head, including those that result from defective products, birth injuries or medical malpractice. For example, some people develop brain injuries because of a doctor’s failure to correctly diagnose a medical problem.
Brain injuries can cause a variety of symptoms, including:
- Trouble swallowing
- Difficulty talking
- Concentration issues
- Mood swings
- Memory loss
- Impaired sense of smell
- Sensitivity to noise
While these kinds of symptoms often appear immediately, you might not experience them for days or weeks after your accident.
That is why it is so important to seek medical treatment immediately if you think that you sustained a brain injury. The faster you receive the treatment, the better your prognosis is likely to be.
If medical professionals find that you have suffered a brain injury, contact our lawyers in Columbus right away to review your legal options.
We are fully committed to helping you recover maximum compensation for damages, whether those damages are financial, physical or emotional. Our attorneys have been helping victims of negligence recover fair compensation for several years.
PROVING THAT NEGLIGENCE CAUSED YOUR BRAIN INJURY
Your brain injury lawyer must establish four things to prove that negligence occurred:
- The defendant had a duty of care. This means that the defendant had a duty to act as a reasonable person would if he or she were in a similar situation. For example, drivers must obey traffic laws and property owners must maintain a safe property free from hazards that could cause a slip and fall accident.
- The duty of care was breached. For example, if a driver disobeys traffic laws, he breached his duty of care. Meanwhile, if a medical professional provides improper treatment or fails to treat a patient up to appropriate medical standards, he breached his duty of care.
- The defendant’s negligence directly caused your injuries. This will likely be the biggest point of contention between your lawyer and the lawyers for the defendant. The defendant’s lawyers will try to argue that your injuries were caused by something other than the actions of their client.
- Your injuries resulted in damages. In a brain injury claim, damages could be medical bills to treat your injury, lost wages from missed days at work, or pain and suffering, among other things.
The Columbus brain injury attorneys at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy have many years of experience building strong cases that show that negligence occurred and it was the direct cause of a victim’s injuries.
WHY YOU NEED A COLUMBUS BRAIN INJURY ATTORNEY
In order to have the best chance of recovering fair compensation for your injuries, you need an experienced attorney working on your behalf.
Our Columbus brain injury lawyers offer a free, no obligation consultation to help you determine if you have a legitimate claim. If your claim is valid, we will begin an in-depth investigation to compile all of the necessary evidence.
If necessary, we can consult medical experts to find out the full scope of your injuries and the role that negligence played in them.
Our attorneys are also aggressive negotiators who will not settle for less-than-fair compensation. We have seen the effects of brain injuries firsthand, and that is why we want you to have all of the compensation you are owed.
If you lost a loved one to a brain injury, our Columbus wrongful death lawyers may be able to obtain compensation to make up for the loss of your loved one. Compensation could include loss of companionship, funeral expenses, and lost insurance and retirement benefits.