Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries can be difficult to detect and prove. Symptoms of brain injury don’t show as simply and clearly as a broken leg or other obvious physical injury. That’s why it’s vital to choose a lawyer who has a thorough understanding of brain injuries and can help you through your claim.
Suffering from a traumatic brain injury can be a devastating, life-changing event. It is estimated that more than 1.5 million people will experience a traumatic brain injury every year, and suffer from all of the tragic costs that are associated with them. These costs are simply unsustainable for most Tampa families, and sometimes, only a traumatic brain injury attorney can help victims recover these costs from the people at fault for their injury.
Common Risks Associated with Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries may lead to death or leave an individual with brain damage and in need of lifelong care and treatment. The leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are:
- Transportation-related accidents (including auto, bicycle, motorcycle, and pedestrian)
- Slip and fall accident
- Sports-related accidents
There are two main types of head injuries that can lead to damage within the brain: closed head injuries and penetrating head injuries. These injuries occur due to fracturing of the skull, bruising, bleeding, swelling or tearing of the tissues making up the brain and those areas surrounding it.
Types of treatment can vary depending on individual circumstances. Brain injuries can lead to impairment of motor and sensory function, coordination, speech, hearing, vision, sense of smell and taste, as well as resulting ing personality/intellectual changes.
Ultimately, rehabilitation can be extensive and may require the use of multiple treatments, such as physical, speech, cognitive, occupational and neuropsychological therapies. In the most severe cases, these types of brain injuries may also require the need for 24-hour nursing care. The costs of these treatments can be a huge financial strain. One of a lifetime.
What Should You Do If You Think You Have Had a Concussion?
Also called a mild traumatic brain injury, a concussion can result from a car accident, a sports injury or a seemingly harmless fall. If you’re not sure whether you should consult a doctor or wait and see, this is the best answer: when in doubt get prompt medical attention. Lots of people can have a headache or feel dizzy for a day or more and then recover fully, but it is always possible to develop bleeding or blood clot that can be seriously threatening if not promptly diagnosed and treated.
It is then critical to seek medical assistance if you experience any of the following:
- loss of consciousness, even if only briefly
any experience of amnesia or loss of memory for the event (right after a crash or a fall)
- dizziness or confusion
- vomiting or nausea
Depending on your profile (age, symptoms, severity of your injuries), doctors may order some tests: neurological tests, CT scan, MRI scan, etc.
Most people who sustain a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury are often back to normal in a week or so and almost always within a few months. But some of us can have long-term problems either from the concussion or from injury to surrounding soft tissues on the head.
The sooner someone is diagnosed, the better the chances for a good recovery.
Unfortunately, because a concussion affects the brain, the injured person may lack the clear judgment to make an informed decision. It is then important that their family or loved ones make sure they get help.
Get Help from Tampa Brain Injury Lawyers
If you or someone you care about has suffered from a brain injury, you should seek the compensation and help you deserve.
Head injury victims and their families may be entitled to extremely high compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings, and compensation for emotional distress, physical pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Of course, nothing will make up for a terrible event that changed your life, but getting compensation can help alleviate the financial pressure you and your family might face because of someone else’s fault or a stupid accident.
With the help of a brain injury lawyer, you have more chances to win your case and avoid being forced to attempt to pay off the balance of these debts on your own, for the rest of your life. Remember the best way to recover is to rest. Let us handle your case and focus on taking it easy.
If you or someone you know has endured a brain injury, call a Tampa brain injury attorney at 877-444-2929 for a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.
Your attorney can help you explore the options available to you and collect the right evidence to establish your case.