death can be a traumatic experience for an Ohio family. Whether the
loss involves a beloved grandparent or the unexpected passing of a young
relation, a death can change the way that family members connect and
Many deaths can be anticipated, such as those that come
with old age and illness. However, deaths that occur as a result of
traumas and accidents can be particularly hard to cope with because they
are unforeseen and distressing.
Most lawsuits seeking damages for a personal injury in Ohio must be commenced within two years of the date of the injury. However, certain kinds of injuries are not immediately detectable, and the courts generally allow a plaintiff extra time to commence a lawsuit. The Ohio Supreme Court recently became the first court in the country to decide that chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as “CTE,” is not subject to the two year limitation that applies to most personal injury claims.
You could get a bump on the head doing just about anything, and it could result in a small lump or a bruise that goes away on its own, or serious, life-threatening brain damage. Falls and motor vehicle accidents are the leading causes of traumatic brain injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A head trauma becomes a TBI when the damage interrupts normal brain function. However, you may not notice symptoms right away. Here is what may happen in the days and weeks following a head trauma.