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The Cleveland Clinic reports more than one million people suffer mild to traumatic brain injuries – or TBIs – each year. Another 230,000 hospital visits are the result of TBIs. An estimated 99,000 Americans “will show a lasting disability” as a result of a traumatic brain injury.
Cleveland TBI accidents range from car accidents to sports and assaults because even a minor blow to the head can have a severe and long-lasting effect.
That’s why Cleveland brain injury lawyers are so important for Ohioans who suffered a TBI. The experienced brain injury attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you get the compensation you need to deal with a traumatic brain injury.
While gunshot wounds and suicide attempts make up a small percentage of TBIs nation-wide, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports a steady increase in these kinds of traumatic brain injuries.
According to medical research, males are twice as likely than females to experience traumatic brain injuries. Out of all genders and age groups, Ohio males ages 16 to 24 are the most likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury. This risk also increases in men age 60 and older.
Signs of Brain Injuries
The Cleveland Clinic identified a series of brain trauma symptoms, including:
Vomiting or nausea
Confusion or memory loss
Unless the trauma was significant, brain injuries – particularly mild concussions – can sometimes go undetected for quite some time. As a result, this creates a higher medical risk and the potential for serious and long-lasting impacts.
If you suspect you or someone you know has undergone even minor head trauma, it’s imperative to seek medical advice as soon as possible. In addition, if a person loses consciousness after a head impact, see a doctor immediately. The brain could be swelling and/or bleeding. Both have serious physical and mental consequences.
Long-Term Brain Injury Effects
Brain injuries can have a range of effects. These can be short to long-term, depending on the level of force you sustained in the incident.
Cleveland-area medical professionals who specialize in brain injuries and TBIs point to several brain injury issues:
In extreme cases, a traumatic brain injury can also lead to an untimely death.
It’s important to remember that circumstances will vary from case to case. For example, brain injuries from car accidents may look quite different than brain injuries from gunshots. In addition, the healing and legal process surrounding them might be quite different.
Some of effects of brain injuries are irreversible. While others often require extensive medical care and ongoing treatment. This can include therapy, neurological rehab, and home modifications.
Almost no one is prepared to deal with these costs alone. KNR can help. Let us file your claim and document your losses, so you can get the best care possible.
Seeking Brain Injury Compensation
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in Cleveland because someone was negligent, you deserve to hold the liable party accountable. KNR can guide you through the legal process, help you get treatment, negotiate with the insurance company, and fight for everything you deserve.
A TBI lawsuit can help you recover your:
Pain and suffering
Emotional distress and mental anguish
Loss of consortium
KNR has helped numerous brain injury victims get the compensation they need. For example, KNR represented a 44-year-old man who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a car. We obtained a $275,000 settlement on his behalf.