The brain is an extremely complex organ and one that we still have much to learn about. Even the slightest amount of trauma to the brain can cause an array of debilitating and long-lasting effects. Every year, approximately 1.7 million Americans suffer from traumatic brain injuries and in Ohio, traumatic brain injuries contribute significantly to emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and fatalities. Brain injuries cause a wide variety of problems with memory, concentration, chronic headaches, fatigue, irritability, sudden and sometimes drastic mood swings, trouble sleeping, and more severe issues such as seizures and loss of motor functions.
Following brain injury, proper medical attention is absolutely critical to ensuring that the injury does not progress. If the injury was sustained in an accident that was caused because another person acted negligently, it is important to reach out to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) and Head Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries present unique challenges on many levels. The full extent of a brain injuries typically will not manifest themselves immediately. It may take several weeks, or even months, after the initial accident for doctors to be able to accurately assess brain injuries and the effect on the victim.
If you or a loved one was in an accident and has experienced a traumatic brain injury as the result of that accident, you are entitled to monetary damages for your losses. While it may be overwhelming to deal with a severe injury and think about legal proceedings, it is crucial to do so. Brain injuries are often accompanied by the need for medical care, long term in-home care, serious pain, and lack of ability to do the things you once did. In addition, a traumatic brain injury may prevent you from returning to your previous work or prevent you from having a job altogether. Through legal action, you have the ability to recover damages so that you will be able to continue paying for medical care and recoup lost wages in the future.
At Ohio Car Accident Lawyers , we have been handling serious injury cases for a long time. Our attorneys have over 190 years combined legal experience and we understand what medical information you need to support your claim. We will work with you to make sure you get the necessary medical exams, treatment, and legal aid. Our lawyers know what issues need to be addressed and how to handle the complex problems that arise when dealing with insurance companies.
How a DTI MRI Can Help to Diagnose Your Brain Injury
Fully diagnosing brain injuries is a complex process, requiring state-of-the-art medical equipment. One of the best methods available is through diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) MRI, a new device in medical imaging technology. DTI MRI machines have a way of visually mapping the brain and showing damage that standard MRIs cannot. Currently, only two of these machines are available in Ohio. If you suspect you may have a brain injury, but so far medical tests have not confirmed this, having a DTI MRI scan may be able to help.
Reach out to Our Experienced Brain Injury Lawyers Today
Brain injuries are amongst the most difficult injuries to handle and you should not have to stand alone. If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury, contact one of our brain injury lawyers for help. Call 800-218-4243 to schedule a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case. We have 19 office locations throughout Ohio, including our headquarters in Akron. If you do not have the ability to come to us, we are happy to travel to you.