Dedicated Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio
Our Columbus personal injury attorneys at Oliver Law Office understand everything changes when negligence turns our clients’ lives upside down. This is especially true when our fellow Ohio residents suffer a brain injury during an accident caused by negligence.
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury that affects how the brain works and may be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating wound. Whether mild or severe, the impact of these complex injuries is often far-reaching.
If you or someone you love is facing countless medical appointments, cannot work, and are overwhelmed by the stress and anxiety your accident and brain injury has caused, we want to help you overcome these challenges.
Our law firm founder and managing attorney, Jami S. Oliver, has been voted 2024 Lawyer of the Year in Columbus, Ohio, for Product Liability and named to the Best Lawyers 2024 list in multiple practice areas. Allow our skilled team, led by one of Ohio’s best, to review your brain injury claim during a free consultation today so you can start making informed decisions about your case and future.
We Handle All Ohio Injury Cases on a Contingency Basis
At Oliver Law Office, our Ohio brain injury attorneys and team have successfully represented clients for nearly 30 years. We have intimate knowledge of Ohio’s personal injury laws and how to obtain maximum compensation from all insurance coverages and policies for each client’s unique recovery needs.
What we do differently is ensure our clients know how important they are to us. You are not simply another case. You are not a number. You have gone through a physically and emotionally traumatic experience, and you deserve our full attention.
Oliver Law Office was built to prioritize and support you through unparalleled communication and commitment to your individualized needs by delivering an experience that instills trust and encourages the ethical and passionate pursuit of justice.
We handle all injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we advance all the costs necessary to pursue your claim, and we only charge you a fee if and when there is a successful result.
Your complete recovery is essential, and you are worth the fight. Getting your life back on track means not giving up on the process. We won’t either. Contact us today to learn more.
What Are The Most Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries?
The brain is the most critical to a person’s well-being of all the different organs in the body. The brain controls every body function, which can cause severe impairment when damaged.
Unfortunately, these injuries are not uncommon.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 214,000 TBI-related hospitalizations occurred nationwide last year. In addition, there were over 69,000 TBI-related deaths throughout the U.S. That’s about 190 TBI-related deaths every day.
Accidents cause several different types of traumatic brain injuries. Some of the most common include:
- Skull fractures.
- Brain hemorrhages.
- Coup and contrecoup injuries.
- Diffuse axonal injuries.
- Penetrating brain injuries.
- Anoxic brain injuries.
No brain injury is considered minor, and sometimes, accident victims do not even know they sustained this type of injury until days or even weeks later. Any one of the above traumatic brain injuries will result in ongoing pain, and the medical bills to treat these injuries are very costly. If you have been injured, you can file a claim against any negligent party contributing to the accident that caused your harm.
Before filing a claim, it is critical to speak to a Columbus traumatic brain injury lawyer who can prove your claim and ensure you receive the maximum damages you deserve.
What Are The Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries?
At Oliver Law Office, our Columbus brain injury attorneys know there is nothing typical about suffering a potentially catastrophic head injury. However, there are ordinary circumstances that lead to TBIs, which are a significant cause of death and disability in Ohio and nationwide.
Some of the most common types of accidents that result in traumatic brain injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Car accidents.
- Truck accidents.
- Motorcycle accidents.
- Pedestrian accidents.
- Defective products.
- Premises liability accidents, including slips, trips, and falls.
- Dog bites.
- Acts of violence.
Most of these accidents are preventable and only occur because of another person’s negligent actions. Motorists, property owners, manufacturers, and others have a legal duty to try and keep people safe. When they fail to do this, they can be held liable. We can help.
Our Columbus brain injury attorneys provide free consultations for accident victims and for those who have lost their loved ones in tragedies. Oliver Law Office was built to prioritize and support you through unparalleled communication and commitment to your individualized needs.
We pledge to:
- Provide unique solutions through compassionate service.
- Approach challenges with confidence, courage, and determination.
- Remain engaged and dedicated to learning, growing, and excelling as people and professionals.
Our Columbus brain injury lawyers represent clients throughout Ohio because this is also our home, and we want to help protect our fellow residents with the legal skills, knowledge, and resources they deserve to obtain justice for their unique claims. Contact us today to learn more.
Seeking Medical Treatment is Crucial After a Traumatic Brain Injury
Some injuries, such as broken bones, are apparent after an accident. The same is not true for traumatic brain injuries. A concussion, for example, can take several days or weeks to show symptoms, and an injured individual can trace back to an accident. For this reason, it is crucial to obtain medical treatment after any accident. A doctor will know the signs to look for and will document the injury, which will make the injuries easier to prove to the insurance company.
In most cases, TBIs are life-changing injuries that require substantial resources and encompass a range of direct and indirect expenses that can mount quickly, causing significant anxiety and stress.
While these costs can vary depending on the severity of the injury, the individual’s age, the extent of rehabilitation needed, and other factors, some of the key costs associated with traumatic brain injuries may include:
- Medical Costs
Immediate medical attention is often required after a traumatic brain injury. This includes ambulance services, emergency room care, and surgical interventions. Depending on the severity of the injury, individuals may require an extended hospital stay for monitoring, treatment, and rehabilitation.
- Rehabilitation Expenses
TBI patients often need physical therapy to regain motor skills and coordination and occupational therapy to help them relearn daily living activities and improve fine motor skills.
In cases where TBIs affect speech and language abilities, Speech-Language Therapy is often necessary to improve communication skills.
Medications may be needed to manage pain, seizures, or other symptoms associated with traumatic brain injuries.
- Assistive Devices
Some individuals may require wheelchairs, walkers, or other assistive devices to help with mobility. Specialized devices may also be needed for individuals with communication difficulties.
- Home Modifications
Home modifications may be necessary to accommodate mobility challenges, such as installing ramps or modifying bathrooms.
- Lost Income and Productivity
TBI can result in temporary or permanent disability, leading to a loss of income for the individual and their family. Even if an individual can return to work, their productivity may be reduced, impacting their earning potential.
- Long-Term Care
Individuals may need ongoing care and assistance with daily activities in severe cases.
- Emotional and Psychological Costs
TBI can lead to emotional and psychological challenges, requiring therapy or counseling for the individual and their family members.
The costs associated with traumatic brain injuries can be both immediate and ongoing, and they can have a significant impact on the individual’s quality of life and financial well-being. You should not have to pay these extraordinary expenses out of pocket.
When these accidents and injuries are caused by another person, party, or entity’s negligence, brain injury sufferers often believe the liable party’s insurance company will do the right thing. After all, their policyholder caused the accident that directly led to their injuries.
Unfortunately, this is when they realize the insurance company is not on their side. This is why we are here.
Considering the long-term implications and planning for the comprehensive care and support needed for individuals affected by TBIs is essential. Contact our skilled brain injury attorneys in Columbus today for help. We will ensure your current, future, and long-term expenses are accounted for and presented to the insurance company through supporting medical records, documents, and other evidence to help build your case for success.
We Also Focus on the Following Areas in Columbus:-
- Bicycle Accident
- Burn Injury
- Distracted Driving Accident
- Employment Disputes
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Uber & Lyft Accident
- Wrongful Death
- Uninsured Motorist Accident
Contact Our Skilled Brain Injury Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, Today
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident caused by negligence in Ohio, contact our dedicated Columbus brain injury attorneys today by calling us at (614) 756-6774. There is never a charge to speak with an attorney or any upfront or out-of-pocket costs to associate with our law firm in an injury or death matter.
Oliver Law Office is a client-focused law firm emphasizing the individualized needs of each client: Confidence, Courage, and Determination. Let’s get started on your claim today.
meet the founder jami s. oliver
When Jami Oliver launched her own firm in 2000, she did so with one simple idea in mind: to seek justice for those who have been hurt, injured, or wronged due to the negligence of others. While she’s won numerous awards and accolades in the years since, her philosophy hasn’t changed. If you need an attorney who can advocate for you after an accident, product recall, or other tragedy, the Oliver Law Office should be your first choice.LEARN MORE ABOUT JAMI
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