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 attorneys 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.
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.
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.
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:
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 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.