Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are often devastating. These catastrophic injuries can make it difficult or impossible for people to return to work in a full or even a limited capacity, and these injuries can change the course of someone’s life for the worse. I want to make sure we hold the responsible party accountable for your head trauma. The following are five things you should know about brain injury claims in Columbus, OH.
- Brain Injuries can Occur in Many Different Kinds of Accidents
Brain injury claims are not limited to one type of accident claim. Rather, you can file a brain injury claim after many different kinds of incidents. As the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains, TBIs do occur most frequently in car accidents, falls, and recreational sports. Yet a brain injury can happen almost anywhere, and if another party is responsible, you may be able to file a claim against that liable party.
- Certain Groups are at Higher Risk for a Serious Brain Injury
The CDC emphasizes that some groups are at higher risk of a serious brain injury, especially older adults aged 75 and older.
- Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injuries Might Not Be Obvious Immediately
You should not assume that you did not suffer a TBI because you do not have immediate signs or symptoms. Those symptoms could take hours or even days to appear, so you should seek a medical evaluation as soon as possible to avoid giving the defendant a path toward arguing contributory negligence.
- You Will Only Have a Short Time Window to File a Claim
For most brain injury claims, Ohio law gives you only two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. I can make sure your claim is handled in a timely manner.
- Your Compensation Can Be Reduced if You are Partially at Fault
I want to make sure you receive the full amount of compensation you are awarded in your brain injury claim. Under Ohio’s contributory fault law, if the defendant argues that you are partially at fault, your damages can be reduced by your portion of the negligence (assuming you are 50% or less at fault) if the defendant can prove that you are also to blame.
If the defendant can prove you are more than 50% at fault, you can be barred from recovering any damages at all. I will do everything I can to prove that you are entitled to all of the damages the court awarded you and that you bear no responsibility for your brain injury.
Call Me Today to Get Started on Your Brain Injury Claim
Traumatic brain injuries can be extremely serious, and they can result in life-long disabilities for injury victims. I want to make sure we get you the compensation you deserve by filing a claim against the at-fault party. Whether you suffered head trauma in a motor vehicle accident or while you were engaged in a recreational activity, multiple parties may be responsible for your TBI.
From negligent motorists to recreation companies responsible for providing effective safety equipment, I want to make sure that I do everything I can to get the responsible party to compensate you for your losses. I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call my office today at 877.944.4373 to learn more about how I can help with your Columbus brain injury claim.