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Seeking Compensation for a Traumatic Brain Injury Accident

Posted May 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

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Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are one of the most serious conditions any person can suffer from and occur more frequently than people may realize. The severity of a TBI can vary depending on the person and can impact their quality of life either temporarily or long-term. Those who survive a tragic accident and are left with a TBI, may struggle with newly developed emotional, communicative, physical, cognitive, and psychological impairments. This can lead to years of expensive rehabilitation and special assistance.

If you or someone you love has sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), we suggest meeting with an attorney as soon as you can. It is possible that another person or party had contributed in your injury accident happening. Please know that in this time of hardship, there may be ways you can take action to overcome the setback. In fact, victims of TBI accidents may be entitled to financial compensation.

Causes for Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

It is a common misconception that TBI’s only occur when someone suffers direct sudden force to the head and passes out. However, a TBI can happen if the brain moves within the skull due to impact or rapid jolting. The brain can then suffer soft tissue damage after hitting the inside of the skull and may or may not be accompanied by losing consciousness. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of letting an attorney know if someone else played a part in causing your TBI, especially during any of the following circumstances:

  • Slip and fall
  • Car accident
  • Assault
  • Pedestrian accident
  • Trucking accident
  • Construction site accident
  • Sports/recreational activities

Signs That Something is Wrong

The symptoms associated with a TBI can differ depending on the individual person and type of brain injury sustained. Identifying symptoms and seeking medical care sooner rather than later is imperative to preventing further complications. It may take hours or days before the person realizes that something isn’t right. Here are symptoms frequently linked with a TBI:

  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Profound confusion
  • Coordination problems
  • Unrelenting headaches
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurry vision
  • Changes in mood and/or personality

Long-Term Impacts

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) may impact a person’s ability to function in his or her everyday life. The medical costs in treating a victim of such a condition can be enough to drain the finances of most people. If your doctor has let you know that your TBI is likely to have an effect on your health long-term, we encourage you to meet with an attorney for insight as to what you can do next.

Those who have suffered a TBI due to negligence, inaction, or a wrongdoing may be able to receive financial compensation for damages and losses. A lawyer is ready to create a plan for action. Call today to book your free consultation. A brain injury lawyer in Orlando, FL understands the anguish you may be going through and are here to support and fight for the compensation you deserve.

 


 

Thanks to Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. for their insight into personal injury claims and brain injuries.

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