Traumatic Brain Injuries
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 190 people die daily from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs result from sudden and violent head blows, with causes ranging from car accidents and falls to sports injuries, animal attacks, and assaults. If you or a family member have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation to facilitate rehabilitation and life after injury.
The Dangers of Traumatic Brain Injuries
TBIs can devastate a person’s life, permanently impeding their ability to function and live as they once did. Some of the most common TBI symptoms include:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Mood swings
- Depression and anxiety
- Difficulty speaking and understanding language
While any sudden blow to the head can cause injury, car accidents and slips and falls are by far the most common way a traumatic brain injury occurs.
Severe TBIs require immediate medical intervention in order to prevent permanent damage to the victim. People suffering from mild TBIs can have some or all of these symptoms in a less pronounced way.
The Cost of Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries
TBIs are often more expensive than other injuries due to their long-term effects. Because of the fragility of the human brain, healthcare professionals need to ensure patients’ safety with frequent checkups and tests to see if their condition is worsening. In addition, TBI sufferers routinely experience anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues due to their injuries. These conditions require ongoing treatment that adds to the overall cost of a traumatic brain injury.
How a Personal Injury Law Firm Can Help
If you have suffered a TBI in Florida, it is essential to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Following a particularly serious brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, the last thing you should have to worry about is the complexities of insurance negotiations and the legal system.
Specifically, a personal injury law firm can help you by:
- Investigating Your Case: A personal injury attorney can investigate your situation to determine who is liable for your injury. They can gather evidence, interview witnesses, and work with medical professionals to prove the other party’s fault. The comparative negligence laws in Florida allow you to receive compensation even if an investigation shows that you were partially at fault.
- Communicating with Insurance Companies: Insurance companies can be challenging to deal with, especially regarding TBIs that sometimes cause hard-to-see symptoms in victims. Experienced personal injury attorneys know how to go up against unhelpful companies that don’t want to pay out enough money to cover your bills.
- Representing You in Court: Personal injury attorneys can represent you in court if it comes to that. Few personal injury cases end up before a judge and jury, but when they do, you risk losing any form of financial compensation if you don’t have tenacious and knowledgeable representation to fight on your behalf.
In addition to helping you win your legal battle, a personal injury law firm can provide crucial emotional support and access to resources. Getting connected with medical professionals and support groups in your local area is one of the many benefits you can receive if you hire a respected local firm to take on your case.
You don’t have to go through this alone. At Hale Law, we have years of experience helping members of our community endure the challenges that follow a traumatic brain injury. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation and receive top-notch legal representation at no financial risk to you. We only get paid if we win you compensation for your injuries.