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Brain Injuries – Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

The Ohio brain injury lawyers at The O’Keefe Firm have considerable expertise representing individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and closed head injuries. We understand how these injuries impact the victims and their families.

A traumatic brain injury or closed head injury results when there is either an actual blow to the head or a force that causes an acceleration-deceleration movement of the head. The brain strikes the inside of the skull causing either localized or generalized damage. It is not necessary for a person to lose consciousness to suffer a brain injury, despite this contention from most highly compensated insurance company doctors. Closed head injuries occur from a number of possible causes, including automobile accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, heavy machinery accidents, and other types of accidents.

Brain injuries are diagnosed by all types of physicians, including neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and neurosurgeons. A person can suffer a significant brain injury even though an MRI or CAT scan show normal results. A diagnosis of a brain injury is often made by a neuropsychologist who administers a written battery of tests to the patient. The results of a properly administered and interpreted test are viewed as an authoritative diagnosis of the injury. This is a complex injury that can have a broad range of symptoms and disabilities. Traumatic brain injuries are unique to each individual suffering the damage. Each brain injury is different. Symptoms may appear immediately or may not be present for days or weeks after the injury. In some cases of mild traumatic brain injury, the person suffering from a TBI may not realize that the brain injury has occurred.

Symptoms commonly associated with a traumatic brain injury or closed head injury can include the following:

  • Coma
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Language and Speech Impairment
  • Memory Loss and Impairment
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Loss of Concentration
  • Loss of Problem Solving Skills
  • Perception Problems
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Headaches
  • Blurred Vision
  • Seizures

Our Ohio brain injury lawyers understand that these types of injuries have tremendous effect on an individual’s ability to lead his or her normal life. Changes in personality affect marriages, families, and friendships. Head injury patients are often unable to return to work and suffer a significant impairment of earnings and earning potential. Further, head injury patients often need expensive medical care due to their condition.

People injured in an Ohio car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, bicycle accident, or pedestrian accident can often have claims for their traumatic brain injury and other personal injuries. The injuries resulting from traumatic brain injuries are often permanent and such cases involve substantial value.  Our Dayton brain injury lawyers have a significant track record for brain injury jury verdicts and settlements. We have obtained numerous settlements for brain injury victims in car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, and other personal injury cases for our clients. Our Ohio brain injury attorneys will represent you in your Ohio brain injury case under our contingency fee agreement. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!