Brain Injury

In serious brain injury cases, victims require lifelong medical treatment and assistive care. When another person’s negligence causes brain injury, it is vital to seek legal help. Offsetting the high costs of medical care is a greater burden than most families can handle on their own, and Walker Wallace PLC can help them recover compensation.

At Walker Wallace PLC, we focus our practice on personal injury cases and work diligently to investigate injury accidents, determine the cause, and help victims heal and recover. We have handled numerous brain injury cases, including recovering over $3.6 million for a social worker injured in a car accident. We know what it takes to develop a brain injury case, and are aware of the tactics used by defense lawyers and insurance companies. We have fought against the best and have won for our clients.

Causes of brain injury

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the main causes for brain injury fall into these categories:

  • Falls (35.2 percent). A slip and fall on property where the owner or business fails to maintain safe grounds or even in one’s own home can result in brain injury.
  • Motor vehicle – traffic (17.3 percent). A car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident can create a forceful impact, and even though no skull penetration occurs, the violent shaking that leads to traumatic brain injury can damage tissue and cells in the brain. The largest percentage of TBI-related deaths is caused by motor vehicle accidents (31.8 percent).
  • Struck by/against events (16.5 percent). These events involve crashing into moving or stationary objects, and are the second-leading cause of TBI for children.
  • Assault (10 percent). The adult population is most at risk for assault-related brain injuries, with children (2.9 percent) and the elderly (1 percent) being the least likely to experience TBI from an assault.

A Louisville law firm experienced in handling injury cases can investigate, identify liable parties, and take legal action on your behalf.

Brain injury symptoms

The Mayo Clinic reports that some brain injury symptoms are immediately noticeable and others may take weeks to develop. Symptoms for mild brain injury include:

  • Momentary loss of consciousness
  • Disorientation and confusion
  • Memory or concentration problems
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Heightened light or sound sensitivity
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Sleeping difficulty

When severe brain injury occurs, symptoms are more pronounced, such as hours of unconsciousness, slurred speech, convulsions or seizures, repeated nausea and vomiting, clear fluid draining from the ears and nose and profound confusion.

Rely on experienced legal help in Louisville, KY

Our attorneys at Walker Wallace PLC are highly skilled and experienced in handling brain injury cases. Contact us online or call us at 502-937-1125 today for a free initial consultation.