Brain Injury Lawyer Florida
Few injuries are as life-changing as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Traumatic brain injuries can occur in a wide variety of circumstances, from seemingly trivial falls to catastrophic car accidents. They can occur with children involved in recreational activities and sports, and the elderly falling on an uneven sidewalk. A traumatic brain injury can leave a person in a coma or with subtle changes to their personality. Each brain injury lawyer Florida families trust at Tuttle Larsen, P.A., understands the severity of these injuries, and they will vigorously work to recover compensation that will allow you to obtain the medical care you need.
A Significant Number of TBIs Are a Result of Car and Truck Crashes
While many newer vehicles have numerous safety features that have reduced the likelihood of some of these injuries, the enormous forces imparted to occupants inside a vehicle during a collision still lead to many people suffering concussions and TBIs. When these motor vehicle crashes are severe, the injuries are significant and life-changing.
You Want a Thorough Medical Exam
In some collisions, you may think you’re okay, even after suffering a blow to the head. You may think you don’t need to see a doctor you may have even blacked out, but you feel fine now. Don’t make this mistake. Concussions can cause a serious traumatic brain injury, even if your head does not appear to be seriously injured. Traumatic brain injuries are caused by the brain striking the inside of the skull.
It is essential that you have a complete examination, to accurately document your condition and to ensure that doctors can observe your behavior and look for any symptoms of a TBI. These types of concussions can lead to problems later, such as loss of an ability to concentrate, short- or long-term memory loss, and changes to your personality or behavior.
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
Mild Brain Injuries and Concussions
The mildest form of a brain injury is a concussion, but even a concussion can have a significant impact on a victim’s daily life, even if it is only a temporary one. Symptoms of a concussion include balance issues, confusion, dizziness, double vision, headaches, light sensitivity, nausea, noise sensitivity, and vomiting. These symptoms eventually do go away, however, some victims end up developing post-concussion syndrome (PCS). Symptoms of PCS include anxiety, concentration issues, depression, irritability, and memory issues. In some cases, a PCS victim can also suffer from chronic headaches, dizziness, and insomnia. PCS symptoms have been known to last for months after the injury, causing a major impact on the victim to function at work, school, or in their daily life.
Moderate to Severe Brain Injury
There are many types of incidents that can leave a victim with a severe brain injury. Some of the more common that a Florida brain injury lawyer sees in the lawsuits he or she has handled include:
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Fall from heights
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
Victims of moderate to severe brain injuries have the same symptoms as a victim with a concussion or other mild brain trauma, but also can suffer from inability to awake from sleep, loss of consciousness, loss of coordination, numbness, seizures, and weakness. There are also significant cognitive difficulties a brain injury victim may have such as agitation, confusion, and other extreme personality changes. There are also physical conditions that come with severe brain injuries, including:
- Buildup of fluid on the brain (hydrocephalus)
- Paralysis of the face
- Blood vessel damage which can cause blood clots or strokes
- Difficulty with communication
- Difficulty with executive functioning (thinking, planning, self-control, self-monitoring, working memory, organization, time management)
Financial Compensation for Brain Injuries
Victims who have sustained brain injuries in accidents caused by other parties can pursue a personal injury lawsuit against those parties. A Florida brain injury lawyer will evaluate the victim’s case and determine what damages they may be entitled to. Some of the typical losses brain injury victims can recover include the following:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses
- Cost of home or residential care if the victim is left unable to care for themselves because of the injury
- Loss of income and benefits while recovering
- Loss of future income if the victim is left permanently disabled
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Permanent disability
- Loss of the ability to enjoy day-to-day activities
Let Our Personal Injury Law Firm Help
If you have suffered a brain injury because of a car accident, fall, or other incident caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the losses your injuries have caused you. Contact Tuttle Law P.A. to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation with a dedicated Florida brain injury lawyer. Call our office today.