Dayton Brain Injuries
Brain injuries are some of the most devastating injuries you can suffer in an accident. These injuries can have lasting impacts on your life, leading to years in treatment costs and reduced quality of life. If you have suffered brain injuries due to an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you can claim compensation for your damages.
If you need an attorney to represent your brain injury lawsuit, contact Elk & Elk immediately. Our firm has a strong reputation among our Dayton clients for our tenacity, track record, and communication.
Why Choose Elk & Elk?
- Elk & Elk’s attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience in all areas of personal injury law, including brain injury lawsuits.
- Our attorneys have recovered over $1 billion for our clients through settlements and verdicts over our years of operation.
- Our firm values our clients and strives to maintain open, honest communication throughout every step of your case.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury occurs when you experience a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts your brain’s normal function. You may experience mild symptoms such as temporary confusion or a loss of consciousness, or you can experience severe and lasting symptoms such as long periods of unconsciousness and permanent memory loss. In very severe cases, traumatic brain injuries can lead to coma, a vegetative state, and permanent brain damage and death.
Many different accidents can lead to brain injuries.
- Falling from high places, such as a ladder
- Violent assaults or gunshot wounds
- Sports injuries, especially in high-impact sports such as football or hockey
- Vehicle-related collisions involving motor vehicles, motorcycles, or bicycles
Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injuries are an unfortunately common and prevalent injury in the United States. The vast majority of traumatic brain injuries are mild, such as concussions. However, many brain injuries can lead to permanent and severe consequences.
- In 2014, United States hospitals saw approximately 2.87 million emergency room visits, admissions, and deaths involving traumatic brain injuries.
- In 2014, 56,800 people died as a result of traumatic brain injury in the United States. Of these deaths, 2,529 victims were children.
- Approximately 280,000 people had to stay in a hospital as a result of traumatic brain injuries.
- An estimated 812,000 American children sought treatment in emergency rooms in 2014 for concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
- Between 2006 and 2014, traumatic brain injury-related emergency room visits increased by 56%.
- Falls were the leading cause of traumatic brain injury in 2014 at 48%, followed by struck by or against an object (17%) and motor vehicle crashes (20%).
Legal Options for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims
If you are a victim of a brain injury in Dayton, Ohio, you can claim compensation for your injuries through a personal injury lawsuit. You can file a claim against the person or parties responsible for your injuries and recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
To prove a brain injury lawsuit in Ohio civil court, you and your attorney will have to prove the following elements.
- First, you will have to prove that the negligent party owed you a duty of care. For example, if you suffered the brain injury in a car accident, the other driver had a duty to drive safely and follow traffic laws.
- Next, you will need to prove that the negligent party breached his or her duty of care. For example, if the other driver in your car accident sped through a stop sign when you had the right-of-way, you can prove this breach.
- After proving the breach, you will have to prove that the breach led to your injuries. For example, if the other driver sped through the stop sign and crashed into your car and your medical records prove that you suffered brain injuries in the accident, you can prove this causation.
Call Us Today
Are you suffering from a brain injury in Dayton due to someone else’s negligence? Elk & Elk can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our brain injury attorneys.