So much of what you experience and feel, how you live and what you do, and who you are as an individual, are functions of your brain. When the brain suffers trauma and is seriously injured, the results are often shattering and life-changing. The husband, wife, child, or parent who once was may never fully be the same person again, with extreme limits to their functioning, cognitive abilities, and memory. Daily life can be a never-ending series of challenges for brain injury victims, as well as for the loved ones whose hours, emotions, and finances now revolve around caregiving.
Millions of American families and tens of thousands of Kentuckians live with the struggles that follow traumatic brain injuries. For many, those struggles are the direct result of someone else’s negligence or reckless conduct. When a severe brain injury is caused by irresponsibility or carelessness, those responsible should be held accountable. The families whose lives have been turned upside-down deserve the compensation that can provide a measure of comfort and justice and help them move forward.
At the Dixie Law Group, PSC, our Louisville catastrophic injury lawyers are staunch allies and forceful advocates for families in Kentucky, Missouri, and Illinois who are looking for answers and assistance after a severe brain injury. We know what these families need, and have the combination of compassion, commitment, and experience to get it.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an extreme form of brain damage usually inflicted by an external force to the head, such as the skull impacting the ground or other hard surface or an object piercing the skull and penetrating the brain.
An estimated 1.7 million Americans suffer from a TBI every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here in Kentucky, the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky reports that:
- Brain injuries affect one of every five households in Kentucky.
- An estimated 214,000 Kentucky residents are living with a brain injury.
- Forty-five percent of Kentuckians with brain injury reported a loss of employment or educational opportunity as a result of their injury.
- TBI plays a role in the death or hospitalization of a Kentucky resident every fifteen minutes.
These catastrophic injuries can arise as a result of a wide range of accidents and events, including:
- Car wrecks
- Assaults and gunshots
- Workplace and construction site injuries
- Boat accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Sports injuries
- Slips and falls
The Louisville Brain Injury Lawyers at the Dixie Law Group Are Here to Help You
When you are looking for a Louisville brain injury attorney, you need one who thoroughly grasps the complicated legal and medical issues involved in such cases. It is also essential that your lawyer possess an intuitive appreciation of your needs and concerns. Recovery from TBI often requires multiple surgeries, costly and long-term treatment, and ongoing rehabilitation. Teams of physical therapists, psychologists, neurologists, chiropractors, and other medical professionals can become part of the recovery process. Continuous care and assistance may be needed indefinitely, and structural changes often must be made to the family home.
That is why the attorneys at the Dixie Law Group not only provide the exceptional courtroom advocacy and effective negotiating skills that can get you the compensation and resources to pay for these needs, we also offer guidance about insurance claims, disability benefits, educational requirements, and other practical and financial aspects of living with a traumatic brain injury.
Please contact the Dixie Law Group to arrange for your free initial consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss your brain injury case. There are no fees unless we take your case and win. If you are unable to meet with us in our office, an attorney will come to you.
To make an appointment, call us at 502-290-2397 or schedule a consultation online. We look forward to the privilege of helping you during a difficult time.