Cleveland Brain Injury Lawyer
Brain injuries can impact victims for life. Someone with a brain injury may suffer long-term physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. Additionally, living with a brain injury can come with a lot of medical bills, lifestyle changes, and stress. At Elk & Elk, our Cleveland brain injury lawyers believe in seeking justice for victims with brain injuries. If someone else’s negligence caused you or a loved one’s injury, speak to our attorneys today. You may be eligible for compensation.
Why Choose Us?
- Our Cleveland injury lawyers have recovered over $1 billion in total verdicts and settlements for past clients throughout Ohio.
- We will not hesitate to put our resources to good use to increase the odds of success. We can hire experts and other personnel on your behalf.
- We take cases on a contingency fee basis. We do not charge anything for our services if we do not secure financial compensation for the client.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Dealing with a brain injury claim on your own can be too much while also coping with the injury itself. You may not have the time or energy to dedicate toward securing the highest possible compensation award. Your lawyer can take care of confusing paperwork and the claims process while you concentrate on getting better. A lawyer can explain your rights as an injured accident victim and help you pursue justice.
Types of Brain Injuries
Any bump, bruise, or blow to the head could cause a brain injury. A traumatic brain injury comes from external forces, while an acquired brain injury comes from internal issues such as losing oxygen to the brain. Some of the most common types of brain injuries are concussions, hematomas, hemorrhaging, diffuse axonal brain injury, and skull fracture. An open head injury involves something breaking through the skull and injuring the brain, while a closed head injury impacts the brain without breaking the scalp.
It can be impossible to accurately diagnose a brain injury just by looking at it. Diagnosing a brain injury takes MRIs and other scans to give doctors visibility into what is going on inside the skull. Each brain injury is different. The symptoms one victim experiences can differ from another victim, even if they both have the same type of injury. Common symptoms, however, can include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of consciousness, confusion, memory loss, trouble sleeping, fatigue, cognitive difficulties, headache, and mood changes.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can occur in any accident involving the head, but some types result in damage to the brain more often than others. In our decades of experience, we have helped hundreds of clients recover for their brain injuries after many different incidents.
- Auto accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Sports impacts
- Diving accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Acts of violence
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
If you experience a jolt or bump to the head in any circumstance, see a doctor right away. Brain injuries can have delayed symptoms you may not notice right away. It is critical to get immediate medical attention to diagnose a brain injury and receive treatment quickly.
Who Is Liable?
Ohio civil law gives brain injury victims and their family members the right to pursue financial compensation from the party that caused the injury. If someone else is responsible for the accident that led to the brain injury, such as a reckless driver, the victim can file a claim against that party for medical costs, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost income. The liable party will be the person most at fault for causing the accident or injury.
Contact Us for a Case Review in Cleveland
If you need help identifying the defendant, filing your claim, or negotiating with major insurance corporations for fair compensation, contact Elk & Elk for assistance. Our attorneys can immediately go to work on your case from our office in Cleveland. Request a free consultation today at (800) ELK-OHIO.