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Brain Injuries: Why Should They Be Taken Seriously?

On Behalf of | May 23, 2016 | Brain Injury, Personal Injury

The brain is the body’s main hub for processing nervous, intellectual, and sensory activities, making it one of the most if not the most important organs in a person’s body. Since the brain plays such a massive role in so many bodily and cognitive functions, any damage to this organ can have life-altering consequences. From mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries, any level of trauma to the head can cause a person to experience a wide range of debilitating symptoms – some of which can permanently diminish their quality of life and require them to employ round-the-clock care to get by in their daily lives. A brain injury can cause the following complications:

  • Reduced cognition
  • Slurred speech
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Difficulty understanding spoken word
  • Memory loss
  • Sensory loss
  • Emotional changes
  • Physical paralysis/spasticity
  • Seizures
  • Sensitivity to light

Brain injuries can result from any sort of accident that causes a person’s head to strike a rigid object or be exposed to considerable force, including vehicle collisions, sporting accidents, construction accidents, or slip and fall accidents. Brain injuries can also result from medical negligence such as botched surgeries or birth injuries due to improper medical procedures.

Compensation for Brain Injury Victims

Individuals who suffer from brain injuries as a result of another party’s negligence may have grounds to file a legal claim against the responsible party in pursuit of monetary damages for their losses. Depending on the circumstances, injured parties may be entitled to recover compensation for their lost wages, lost earning potential, pain and suffering, present and future medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and emotional distress. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury under preventable circumstances, the knowledgeable Toledo personal injury lawyers at Williams DeClark Tuschman Co., L.P.A. can represent your interests and fight to recover the compensation you deserve. Having secured more than $50 million on behalf of our clients and earned a prestigious Ohio Super Lawyers® selection for our unmatched advocacy, we have what it takes to get the results you need. Call (419) 719-5195 or schedule a no-cost consultation today to get started.