Brain Injuries Defending the Commonwealth

If you or someone you care about has suffered a traumatic brain injury, our Bowling Green brain injury attorneys possess the knowledge and experience to help you receive compensation that will cover medical bills, therapy, lost wages from missed work, and other accident-related expenses.

Bowling Green Brain Injury Attorneys

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.

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

Case Results

Your Success Is Our Success
  • Injured Delivery Person

    It started with a call –someone had slammed into the back of our client’s car while the client was on the job. The other driver had tried to pass our client over a solid yellow line because he didn’t see that she was turning. Our client had neck surgery and didn’t know what to do.

  • Workers' Compensation for a Police Officer $150,000

    Our client was a 30 year veteran for law enforcement officer whose career ended after a tragic shooting. The officer had worked his way up the chain of command, starting as a patrol officer and ending as a Lieutenant.

  • Workers' Compensation Settlement $130,000

    J.D. approached Kentucky Injury Law Center after the insurance denied his claim. JD had previously undergone back surgery but had fully recovered from that surgery when he injured his back while working for his new employer.

  • Settlement for Utility Lineman Falling on the Job $100,000

    N.W. suffered serious injuries after falling from 20 feet working as a utility lineman. The insurance company paid for N.W.’s medical bills and paid him TTD income benefits when N.W. was released from work, the insurance carrier sent him a settlement offer for $20,000.00 to settle his work compensation claim.

  • Severed Thumb on the Job Settlement $70,000

    Like many injured workers, J.H. thought his employer would take care of him after injury severing part of his thumb while helping the employer is a secondary business. The employer tried to claim that J.H. was not an employee of the secondary business and the insurance company denied giving J.H. any income or medical benefits.

  • Workers' Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injury $350,000

    J.P. had been a hard worker all his life. He had worked at his employer for over 26 years, rarely missing a day. However, it only took one day for his life to change when a compressed coil spring got loose and struck him in the head, causing to fall and injure his back as well. J.P. suffered both a traumatic brain injury and traumatic back injury requiring several surgeries.

  • Settlement for Hydraulic Equipment Injury $150,000

    K.G. injured his neck while working on hydraulic equipment. Initially, the insurance carrier argued that his neck condition was a degenerative condition and that it was not responsible for paying for any medical treatment.

  • Accident in Company Truck Settlement $150,000

    J.W. had worked as a truck driver for over 10 years when he was involved in an accident while driving. J.W. thought he would be ok and did not seek immediate attention; however, that turned out not to be the case. He sought medical treatment and even though the insurance carrier paid for some of the medical treatment, it quickly paid its own doctor to state all of J.W.’s symptoms were not related to the accident.

  • Shoulder Injury Settlement $150,000

    A.M. was an employee of a government agency in Louisville. He injured his shoulder at work and was not sure what the next steps were to take as he did not think he could return to his old job.


The Kentucky Injury Law Firm Promise

  • We Will Work Tirelessly on Your Behalf

    We are hard-working trial lawyers fighting for hard-working Kentuckians, and we understand the importance of fighting to maximize your recovery.

  • We Will Always Keep You Informed

    The legal process can be long and confusing. We will be sure to keep you and your loved ones informed about your case during every step.

  • We Learn Your Story, Not Just Your Case

    It is our mission to treat each of our clients as humans first and clients second. When you come to us, we don't treat you like a number, we treat you as a person.

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