A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can temporarily or permanently change your life or the life of someone you love. Often the result of a violent blow or strike to the head, a TBI may cause long-term physical, cognitive, and emotional complications. In severe cases, a TBI may even lead to death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that some 150 people die every day in the U.S. due to TBI-related injuries.
If you or someone you love was the victim of an accident or incident that led to a TBI, you might have the basis of a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. A Marion traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyer from the Fitch Law Firm LLC might be able to help you navigate the legal system. The cases we handle include, but are not limited to:
- Car and motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Swimming pool accidents
- Wrongful death lawsuits
The Fitch Law Firm LLC may be able to coordinate all aspects of your case when we represent you. To discuss your case and your legal options in a free case review with a member of our team, call the Fitch Law Firm LLC at (614) 545-3930.
Traumatic Brain Injury Causes and Symptoms
According to the CDC, 2.5 million people were treated for a TBI in emergency departments in 2014.
Symptoms of a TBI may include:
- Inability to think clearly
- Visual changes
- Unusual sleepiness
- Cognitive difficulty
- Light or noise sensitivity
- Physical instability
Many TBI symptoms might persist for days or weeks. Others might linger for months or persist throughout the individual’s life. In some cases, the symptoms of a TBI might not become clear until the injured party attempts to engage in routine activities.
Prompt medical intervention may avoid worsening symptoms. The CDC recommends seeking immediate medical attention if you were the victim of an accident, assault, or incident that led to TBI symptoms.
For a free legal consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving Marion, call 614-545-3930
Treating and Living with a TBI Can Be Costly
The cost of treating a TBI might include rehabilitation and therapy to learn adapted self-care skills, nutritional support, mobility and communication therapy, pain treatment, and psychological counseling, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. With family support, lifestyle changes, and patient education, patients might experience significant improvement over time.
If you can prove that another party was liable for the accident that injured you, you might be able to hold them financially responsible for the cost of your TBI treatment, its related expenses, and its forced lifestyle changes.
A Marion traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyer from the Fitch Law Firm LLC may be able to help build your case and pursue compensation by:
- Identifying the responsible party
- Collecting evidence of their liability for your injuries
- Cataloging your damages and collecting evidence of their value
- Fighting for compensation on your behalf in a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit
To learn more in a free case assessment from a member of our team, call the Fitch Law Firm LLC today at (614) 545-3930.
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The Potentially Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Case
In general, accident victims may be able to recover the following damages in a personal injury case:
- Current and future lost wages
- Current and future medical care
- Necessary rehab and therapy
- Physical pain and suffering
- Required in-home assistance
- Physical impairment or disfigurement
- Mental and emotional anguish
If your loved one’s TBI-related death was caused by someone else’s negligence, a different set of damages might be available to you in a wrongful death claim.
When the Fitch Law Firm LLC represents you, we can help you create a complete picture of the financial impact of your accident on your life.
Seek Financial Compensation Right Away
According to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §2305.10, the time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party is generally limited to two years from the date of your accident.
For wrongful death lawsuits, you generally have two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file, per ORC §2125.02.
With early notice of your intent to seek compensation, the Fitch Law Firm LLC might be able to ensure that your lawsuit is filed in time to comply with the legal deadlines in your case.
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Our Personal Injury Team May Be Able to Advocate for You
If you or someone you love suffered a TBI because of another person’s negligence, you might qualify for financial compensation. A Marion traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyer from the Fitch Law Firm LLC might be able to help you assign financial liability to the at-fault party and fight for compensation on your behalf.
For a free case review with a member of our team, call the Fitch Law Firm LLC today at (614) 545-3930. We can go over your accident, your injuries, and your legal options during this call.
The Fitch Law Firm LLC may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis. In this type of payment structure, there are no up-front or hourly fees. Instead, our attorney fees come as a percentage of your settlement offer or court award if and when you win your case.