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You And Your Loved Ones Can’t Cope With Brain Injuries Alone

The term “brain injury” is horrifying for a reason: your brain determines everything about you – how you act, the way you solve problems, what you care about. If your loved one sustains a traumatic brain injury, your life is turned upside down. You cannot get through this without support. Instead, you deserve help, both legal and financial.

Insurance companies rarely offer brain injury victims the financial compensation they need to pay for their needs. At Merk & Gile, Injury Attorneys, we believe you have a right to say no. You should say no to inadequate help. Say no to impersonal legal care. Instead, ask for what you need. For legal aid from attorneys who actually care about you, call us at 513-838-2511 and 859-908-1550.

Brain Injuries Are More Common Than You Think

We know that between the medical bills, the time away from work and the fundamental ways your life has changed, you need more than apologies and lowball settlements. We have decades of experience helping victims of:

  • Car crashes and truck accidents
  • Slip-and-falls that cause concussion or brain bleeding
  • Machinery malfunctions, including those on construction sites
  • Other serious blows to the head

Millions of people suffer from traumatic brain injuries each year. For many, their lives will never be the same. The impact on their thinking, coordination and ability to do daily tasks is too much. You can, however, get the financial support necessary to maintain your quality of life and support yourself or your loved one.

Types Of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries range from mild to moderate to severe. They include:

  • Concussions, which result from a forceful impact that causes the brain to collide with the interior of the skull
  • Skull fractures involve a break in the bones of the skull, causing damage to the brain tissue beneath
  • Contusions are bruises on the brain that may be associated with internal bleeding
  • Penetrating injuries involve objects that penetrate through the skull into the brain
  • Acquired brain injuries result from oxygen deprivation in the brain rather than from a forceful impact

More mild forms of brain injuries – like concussions – can still have a big impact on your quality of life. Any form of brain injury can cause lasting impairments and require extensive medical treatment.

Symptoms And Long-Term Effects Of Brain Injuries

The symptoms and effects of a brain injury depend on the type and extent of the damage. They also vary by person. Some people sustain concussions with no lasting problems, for example, while others struggle with post-concussion syndrome months or years after the injury.

Generally speaking, the signs and effects of a brain injury may include:

  • Loss of consciousness (though this doesn’t always happen)
  • Amnesia and memory impairments
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Changes to hearing and sensory perception
  • Personality changes
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Mobility issues
  • Dizziness
  • Impaired coordination
  • Fatigue
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Seizures
  • Headaches

Whenever there’s an indication that someone may have suffered a concussion, prompt medical treatment is critical for ensuring the proper diagnosis and treatment. The same is true for any type of brain injury.

Ask For Help From A Cincinnati Metropolitan Area Attorney

At Merk & Gile, our lawyers refuse to let negligent parties and insurance companies undervalue your needs. Schedule an appointment and talk to our lawyers free of charge. Email us or call 513-838-2511 and 859-908-1550.