Brain Injuries

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Brain Injury Claims in Kentucky

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to an accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else, you need prompt and experienced legal representation. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a type of head injury common in personal injury cases; if not treated right away, they can lead to dire consequences, from the loss of certain key brain functions to wrongful death.

At Kentucky Injury Law Center, we are dedicated to helping our injured clients get the medical treatment, legal compensation, and justice they deserve.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with an attorney. We serve clients throughout Kentucky. 

What is a TBI?

Traumatic brain injuries are characterized by being caused by some outside force, such as a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, as opposed to an internal event like a stroke. Not all head trauma results in a TBI—to qualify, the injury must disrupt normal brain function. This doesn’t mean that all TBIs are permanent or deadly, however. The severity of a TBI may range from mild to severe. An example of a mild TBI would be a concussion whereas a severe TBI may result in something like a coma or amnesia.

The symptoms of a TBI may vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, but some common examples are below:

  • Headache
  • Coma
  • Unconsciousness
  • Memory loss
  • Sudden mood changes
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Difficulty thinking
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Lethargy
  • Dilated pupils
  • Changes in vision
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Body numbness or tingling

If you experience any of the above following an accident, see a doctor right away. In fact, we recommend getting a checkup as soon as possible after an accident even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms because a TBI can sometimes appear latent for days, weeks, or even years.

Brain Injury Statistics

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 2.87 million TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths occurred in the United States in 2014. About 56,000 of those cases resulted in a fatality.

Between the years of 2006 and 2014, TBI-related emergency room visits increased by 54%; however, hospitalization rates decreased by 8% and deaths decreased by 6%.

People over the age of 75 are the most at-risk demographic, yet a TBI can affect any person at any age.

Common Causes of a TBI

Any accident that results in direct (a blow to the head) or indirect (whiplash) head trauma can cause a TBI.

Some of the most common causes of TBIs are:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Being struck by or against an object
  • Assault

Types of Damages You Can Recover

TBIs can be very costly to treat, so it is imperative that you receive compensation that covers all of your medical expenses, rather than settling for a small settlement. We can help you fight for the full and just compensation you deserve so that you are set up to make the best recovery possible for your condition.

The damages that you can recover in a TBI accident case may include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Ongoing treatment, such as physical or behavioral therapy
  • A percentage of your lost wages if you need to take time off of work
  • Temporary or permanent disability benefits
  • Compensation for pain and suffering endured
  • Funeral and burial expenses in the event the victim passes away

At Kentucky Injury Law Center, we believe in helping everyday Kentuckians navigate the legal system in a way that is as painless as possible. We will handle the legal aspects of your case, allowing you to focus on your recovery, but we also promise never to leave you in the dark about your case. We are honest, transparent, and empathetic advocates for the injured and we look forward to helping you get back on your feet.

Seeking Compensation for Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can have devastating and long-lasting effects on individuals and their families. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party, it's important to seek legal guidance to pursue the compensation you deserve. Our team of experienced brain injury attorneys at Kentucky Injury Law Center is dedicated to helping victims of brain injuries navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation they need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

When you work with us, you can expect:

  • Compassionate and personalized legal representation
  • Thorough investigation and evaluation of your case
  • Aggressive advocacy for your rights in negotiations and court
  • Transparent communication and guidance throughout the legal process

Don't let the financial burden of a brain injury add to your physical and emotional challenges. Contact Kentucky Injury Law Center today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Call (270) 423-0023 to meet with an experienced and dedicated brain injury attorney

Brain Injury FAQ

What are the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

Long-term effects of a TBI can include cognitive impairments, emotional changes, increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases, and ongoing physical limitations. It's important to seek ongoing medical care and legal representation to address these long-term effects.

How can I determine if I have a brain injury after an accident?

Seek immediate medical attention after an accident, even if you don't experience immediate symptoms. Symptoms of a brain injury can sometimes be latent and may appear days, weeks, or even years after the initial trauma. A medical professional can conduct the necessary examinations to detect a brain injury.

Can a mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) have long-term effects?

Yes, even a mild TBI such as a concussion can have long-term effects, including cognitive impairments, mood changes, and an increased risk of future TBIs. It's essential to seek proper medical care and legal guidance to address any potential long-term effects.

What steps should I take if I suspect a brain injury after an accident?

If you suspect a brain injury after an accident, seek immediate medical attention. Even if symptoms are not immediately present, it's important to undergo a thorough medical evaluation. Additionally, consult with an experienced brain injury attorney to understand your legal rights and options.

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