The Florida’s Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program, defines a brain injury as an insult to the skull, brain or its covering, resulting from external trauma which produces an altered state of consciousness or anatomic, motor, sensory, cognitive, or behavioral deficit.
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Unlike other injuries, brain injuries are often permanent and disabling which requires readjustment to daily living and rehabilitation. Treatment and outcome depend on the injury. A brain injury can affect thinking, sensation, language and even emotions. In some cases, long-term or indefinite care is required for injuries too severe for a full recovery. Some may eventually die as a result of brain damage.
Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most severe injuries. Young children and the elderly are at most risk of TBIs. Leading contributors of brain injuries can include:
Accidents can cause serious injuries that manifest themselves as a brain injury or a TBI. It is important to note that symptons of a TBI or brain injury may not appear until days or weeks following the injury. Serious traumatic brain injuries require emergency treatment.Head trauma can cause irreversible damage to the brain and surrounding structures that may not visible to the unsuspecting victim or family member. Sometimes, the forces involved in an automobile accident, slip and fall or other event are enough to leave residual damages involving the brain and surrounding tissues. Disorientation following an accident is one hallmark sign of a closed head injury. Similarly, a concussion resulting in a prolonged loss of consciousness is another sign of a closed head injury that could result in a traumatic brain injury. Diagnosis and treatment of a closed head injury are as important as recognizing the signs of a brain injury.
If your head trauma or brain injury was the result of another individual’s negligence, you may be entitled to injury compensation. Our traumatic brain injury attorneys are actively involved in representing victims of a traumatic brain injury, closed head injuries and familiar with the hallmark signs of such injuries. We also understand the special lifelong challenges that these patients and their families will face. Our law firm has the experience, tools, technology, and resources to help you seek justice.
We have handled hundreds of personal injury, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, and brain injury cases and have achieved numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Our consultations with potential brain injury clients are free. If we take your case, we are only paid fees and costs of suit if we succeed in winning a recovery for you. We advance the costs of your case, too, so there’s no cost to you of bringing your lawsuit or claim.