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A brain injury can dramatically change your and your loved ones’ lives.
Serious brain injuries will affect your physical health and quality of life. Therefore, even a seemingly minor head injury can have major consequences, including staggering medical bills, lost earning potential, and considerable pain.
The Youngstown brain injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick understand what you are going through. As a result, we can help you get the compensation that you need.
Our Youngstown injury attorneys have experience helping clients get the best care possible and can walk you through filing a personal injury claim. Whether you or a loved one suffered a head injury in a car accident, a slip and fall, or a work accident our skill can be the difference in your case.
The Brain Injury Association of America reports that someone sustains a brain injury in the U.S. every nine seconds. In addition, about 52,000 Americans die each year and over five million require daily assistance because of a traumatic brain injury.
Types of Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a forceful blow to the head that disrupts normal brain function. The severity of a TBI can range from mild to severe.
On the other hand, an acquired brain injury (ABI) occurs at the cellular level. Typically, acquired brain injuries result from pressure on the brain.
Brain injuries are complicated because their symptoms are sometimes delayed or internal. According to Healthline, some common brain injuries are:
Hematoma – Blood clotting outside the blood vessels
Hemorrhage – Uncontrolled internal bleeding
Concussion – Impact to the head which can result in internal injuries
Edema – Swelling or inflammation of the brain
If you sustained head trauma in an accident, you should see a doctor immediately. Traumatic brain injury symptoms can be hard to detect and can appear as whiplash at first. It is best to get an accurate medical evaluation and then discuss legal options with a knowledgeable lawyer.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury can cause physical, psychological, and cognitive symptoms, including:
Confusion and memory loss
Dizziness or nausea
Concussions usually go away within a few weeks. Therefore, concussions are classified as mild brain injuries. However, more serious brain injuries can cause post-concussion syndrome (PCS) with longer-lasting effects.
Causes of Brain Injury
90 percent of concussions are related to sports injuries.
If you suffered a concussion from a car accident or any act of negligence, you may be at risk of brain trauma. In addition, complications from the flu and other illness can also result in brain injury.
Some of these injuries are irreversible, while others often require extensive medical care and ongoing treatment. This can include brain injury therapy, neurological rehabilitation, 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 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 compensation for their long-term needs. 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.