Columbus Brain Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in Columbus, hiring a lawyer is vital. Gaining compensation from the parties that caused the injury may be the only thing that allows you to pay for your past and future medical bills and make up for lost wages. A successful claim could also hold the at-fault party accountable for causing such a serious injury. The Columbus medical malpractice lawyers at Elk & Elk can help with a brain injury claim in Columbus. Contact us today to speak to a Columbus brain injury attorney for free.
Why Choose Our Columbus TBI Lawyers?
- Our Columbus TBI attorneys go through lengthy consultations with potential clients before we create legal strategies. That way, all our legal decisions come from their needs and concerns.
- Our firm has helped injured accident victims in Ohio for over 50 years. We have the experience and resources to tackle even the most complex brain injury claims.
- Our lawyers only charge for their services if they win. If your attorney does not obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf, you do not have to pay for your legal services.
Why Do You Need a Brain Injury Lawyer?
Brain injuries are always serious. You could have extremely high medical bills, significant pain and suffering, or a loved one with permanent brain damage. Do not risk your future by attempting to handle your injury claim alone. Hiring a lawyer is the only way to ensure the strongest case possible. A lawyer can fight for top compensation from the negligent party through special resources and strategies. You can spend time on healing and recovery while your attorney defends your right to fair reimbursement.
Types of Brain Injuries
No two brain injuries are identical. Each patient will experience unique signs and symptoms depending on factors such as which part of the brain has the injury, patient age, and overall health. However, doctors can determine treatment plans and prognoses by identifying the type of brain or head injury.
- Traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury occurs from external sources such as a blow or jolt to the skull. External force against the skull can rattle the brain and cause serious damage. Examples include concussion, hemorrhage, or hematoma.
- Acquired brain injury. An acquired brain injury occurs from internal sources such as lack of blood or oxygen to the brain. An acquired brain injury could starve the brain of vital nutrients and cause permanent brain damage. Examples include suffocation, drowning, and anesthesia errors.
- Open vs. closed head injury. An open head injury means the incident fractured the skull, for example, if a bullet penetrated the skull and injured the brain. A closed head injury can impact the brain without compromising the skull. A concussion, for example, may not cause a skull fracture but can still damage the brain.
All brain injuries are serious. Even a minor concussion could put a victim out of work and require expensive medical treatments. Speak to an attorney regardless of your brain injury type or severity. The at-fault party could owe you compensation for a minor to severe brain injury.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Determining who might be liable for a brain injury takes analyzing the proximate cause of the accident. The proximate cause is the reason without which the injury would not have happened. The party responsible for this may also be responsible for paying for your damages. Brain injuries can happen in many different types of accidents.
- Motor vehicle crash
- Slip/trip and fall
- Criminal intent to harm
- Surgical or anesthesia error
- Lack of oxygen to the brain
- Amusement park rides
- Sports injuries
A lawyer from Elk & Elk can help you determine the defendant in your brain injury case. We can then file your claim within the state’s two-year deadline.