Ohio Catastrophic Injury Attorneys
When an accident results in permanent physical disability or mental impairment, the effect on the victim and family is staggering. Willis, Willis & Rizzi Co., L.P.A. offers experienced legal advocacy for brain injury and spinal injury cases. Our Akron, Ohio law firm has secured settlements and verdicts for catastrophic neurological or spinal cord damage, representing victims throughout Summit County and Northeastern Ohio. Contact us today for a free consultation with proven personal injury lawyers who truly care about their clients.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A closed head trauma resulting in brain damage, from a motor vehicle crash or other accident, is life-changing. Brain injury victims may suffer from memory loss, cognitive deficits, chronic headaches, impaired vision or speech, and other effects that prevent them from holding a job. The impact on daily life and relationships is devastating, too. The person may experience mood swings or depression, even personality change. In the worst cases, the victim requires roundthe- clock care and extensive therapy to re-learn simple things like talking or eating. Aside from proving the negligence that caused a brain injury, the biggest challenge is mapping out the extent of damage for purposes of a lawsuit. Willis, Willis & Rizzi Co., L.P.A. consults with life care planners, neurologists, psychologists, rehab specialists and medical economists to determine the person's future needs and appropriate compensation. We also rely on testimony of family and friends about the everyday challenges, to bring the point home to an insurance company or jury.
Back, Neck, Spine and Spinal Cord Injury
An injury to the spine or central nervous system cripples not only the body but a person's independence. The sudden and often permanent loss of function, loss of sensation or chronic pain makes everyday life difficult and depressing. Even victims who adapt to the disability face significant challenges and can never enjoy all the things they once did. We have secured compensation in a wide range of cases:
Paralysis (paraplegia, quadriplegia, hemiplegia)
Nerve compression/nerve root impingement
We work with medical experts and life care planners to determine the comprehensive compensation for such needs as: fusion surgery, medications or physical therapy; nursing care or assistance; special vans, wheelchairs or home modifications; and psychological counseling. We also calculate the projected lifetime earnings if the person cannot work, and pursue damages for the loss of enjoyment, loss of intimacy and loss of dignity. Free Case Evaluation • We Can Come To You • Willis, Willis & Rizzi Co., L.P.A. has the resources and determination to stand up to insurance companies to demand full compensation, at trial if necessary. Call us at 330-535-2000 for personalized attention throughout the process.