Sarasota Brain Injury Attorney
One of the most serious and life-changing injuries a victim of a traffic collision or other personal injury tragedy can suffer is a brain injury, also called a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Brain injuries range from moderate concussions that take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to heal, all the way to being put in a vegetative state, or death. If you or a loved one were injured in a traffic injury and suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result, an experienced Sarasota brain injury attorney can help get you the financial justice you deserve.
Types of Brain Injuries
- Hematomas—There are many types of hematomas, which are caused by a ruptured blood vessel and pooling blood. Some types can cause bleeding and pressure within the brain, and are life threatening.
- Concussion or “Coup-Contrecoup”—This injury is caused by flexion-extension or acceleration-deceleration forces, according to Brainline, and causes a bruise on the brain.
- Diffuse Axonal Injury—Violent twisting and tearing of the connections within the brain cause a diffuse axonal injury.
- Secondary Injury—The initial trauma is not the only threat. Once the brain has suffered an injury, from a concussion for example, secondary injuries can cause further damage. These secondary injuries include ischemia, hypoxia, hypotensions, hydrocephalus, and cerebral edema.
- Fractured Skull or Penetration—The brain is injured directly by a foreign object, or the brain suffers an additional threat due to a skull fracture.
Why Personal Injury Claims Take So Long
Most victims want to get an idea of what their claim’s value is. To fully understand the answer to this question, we need to project what your future costs of care will be, in addition to the lost earning ability, lost value of life, and other emotional and physical damages that may end up lingering for months, years, or the rest of your life. As such, claims that involve brain injuries or other serious injuries cannot be rushed. Your injury will take many months of examination to fully understand, as well as the expenses that go along with your brain injury. It is for this reason that you should not accept a quick settlement offer from the other party’s insurance company, because the true cost of your injury is likely much higher.
The Cost of Brain Injury
Brain injuries affect victims in almost every avenue of life, from relationships to taking care of the kids, and from performing at recreational sports and hobbies to being able to earn an income. The average unemployment rate for adults with brain injuries, after an injury date two years prior, is 60 percent. 53 percent of homeless people have a brain injury. Make no mistake, even a moderate brain injury can be extremely expensive to manage. The lifetime cost of a brain injury ranges from $85,000 to $3 million, according to Next Avenue.
A Sarasota Brain Injury Attorney is Here to Assist You
Victims of traffic collisions are almost never in the right mindset to deal with insurance companies, hospital bills, and lost earnings right after their collision, especially victims of brain injuries. Let an experienced Sarasota brain injury attorney help instead. Here at Hale Law, we can file a personal injury claim, negotiate a settlement, or take the claim to court if necessary so that you are compensated fairly. Call 941-735-4529 to schedule a free consultation.