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Pikeville Brain Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury or brain damage caused by someone else’s wrongful conduct, the Pikeville brain injury lawyers at Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., can help. These cases can be difficult, but they can be much easier to prove when you have an attorney who is experienced in head and brain injury cases and who understands details and complexities related to brain injuries.

Diagnosing A Head Injury And Brain Damage

It often takes time for patients to be properly diagnosed and evaluated for head and brain injuries. Evaluating injuries is important to determine the severity of the injuries and whether or not there is any permanent damage. What may initially appear as a minor head injury sometimes develops into brain damage, especially when there is a delay in diagnosis and treatment.

Pikeville Head Injury And Brain Damage Attorneys

  • Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the issues involved in head and brain injury cases. They understand the importance of getting appropriate treatment as soon as possible. They also know that it is critical to discover the extent of injuries sustained and long-term expectations so that they can appropriately value their clients’ claims and make sure they secure maximum compensation.
  • We help our head and brain injury clients avoid the risk of misdiagnosis by recommending that they undergo independent testing by a qualified forensic psychiatrist and neuropsychologist.
  • Attorneys at our firm have spent more than 40 years representing injured clients and they are committed to helping each client recover physically, emotionally, and financially.

Accidents Leading To Head Injury And Brain Damage

A blow to the head, a severe impact that causes a significant jolt or shake to the body, and oxygen deprivation are common causes of head injury and brain damage. These injuries are often suffered after being involved in car accidents, truck and bus accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and motorcycle accidents. Anesthesia errors, surgical errors, falls, and swimming pool accidents are also common causes of head and brain injuries.

Common Head Injury And Brain Damage Symptoms

There are many symptoms and combinations of symptoms that people may experience with head injuries and brain damage. Some of the more common symptoms include the following:

  • Headaches and other pain
  • Memory loss
  • Problems with concentration
  • Confusion
  • Cognitive problems
  • Seizures
  • Fatigue
  • Decrease or loss of motor skills
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Changes in personality and temperament

Recovering From A Brain Injury

Physically recovering from a head injury or brain damage can involve extensive doctors’ appointments, therapy, and rehabilitation. When injuries are permanent, necessary accommodations such as in-home care, residence in an assisted living facility, or transportation modifications may be required. Financial recovery for brain injury may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and future losses such as diminished earning capacity and ongoing medical care. In cases where the defendant’s conduct was extreme and egregious, punitive damages may be awarded as well.

Contact a Pikeville brain injury attorney at Gary C. Johnson P.S.C. to discuss your claim and injuries sustained. We know that when injuries are serious, the thought of being involved in a lawsuit may be overwhelming, but our attorneys are experienced in handling these types of cases. They will help to ensure that you and your family receive the care and compensation that you deserve.