Proven Advocates For Victims Of Traumatic Brain Injury
Trauma to the brain can cause profound and lifelong damage. The impairments may be cognitive, physical, psychological or all of the above.
The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC, has a strong track record of advocacy for victims of traumatic brain injury. Our TBI lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for those individuals and their families to help with the financial hardships and personal suffering.
What Is A TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)?
Traumatic brain injury refers to lasting damage to the delicate tissues of the brain. A TBI can be caused by direct head trauma, as when a person falls and their head strikes the floor. It can be caused by indirect trauma such as the whiplash effect in a car crash that slams the brain against the inside of the skull. Brain damage also occurs from lack of oxygen, as in a near-drowning.
Our experienced brain injury attorneys have secured a number of TBI verdicts and settlements. This includes several large recoveries for children born with cerebral palsy and other brain damage as a result of medical negligence in childbirth.
What Does TBI Look Like?
The effects of traumatic brain injury depend on the part of the brain that was damaged and the severity. The symptoms of TBI vary widely from person to person, and may include:
- Cognitive deficits
- Memory loss or inability to concentrate
- Impaired speech
- Impaired vision
- Impaired walking or motor function
- Headaches, dizziness or vertigo
- Mood swings and outbursts
- Personality change
- Depression, anxiety or paranoia
Concussions and other “mild” traumatic brain injuries often go undiagnosed at first because the symptoms are delayed or the person appears outwardly fine. Timely diagnosis and proper treatment are crucial to recovering as much as possible from a brain injury.
Compensation For The Long-Term Impact Of TBI
Our legal team works closely with the family to document all the ways that the brain injury affects daily life, such as the inability to sustain employment or enjoy favorite activities. We also work with neurologists, psychologists, life care planners and other experts to gauge the economic impact and the future care needs such as assisted living or 24-hour nursing care.
What Caused The Brain Injury?
We have handled many personal injury and medical malpractice cases involving TBI. This ranges from auto accidents and premises liability to birth injuries and surgeries gone wrong. We investigate thoroughly and aggressively pursue lawsuits to hold the negligent medical professionals, drivers, property owners or other parties accountable for causing or contributing to a preventable tragedy.
Call Us For Responsive Service And Skilled Representation
You need a brain injury attorney who knows how to assemble the strongest case for full compensation. You also want a compassionate lawyer who has been through this process with other families. We will listen to your story and be there every step of the way to provide answers and support.
Call our Cleveland law office today at 216-861-8888 or contact us online. We offer a free consultation, and you owe no attorney fees unless we recover compensation on behalf of your loved one who has suffered a TBI.