Traumatic brain injuries include all injuries involving a sudden impact to the brain. When an object strikes or pierces the head and causes brain damage, an individual may experience symptoms ranging from a mild concussion and temporary memory loss to a vegetative state or death. These cases, in particular, are unique because responses to brain injuries are specific to the individual. Individuals may respond differently to similar types of injuries.
After such a devastating injury, find an attorney who is committed to helping victims who suffer from traumatic brain injuries. We understand that these injuries are physically, emotionally, and financially difficult. Whether you or your loved one was injured in a car accident or as the result of medical malpractice, our team will fight for your right to fair compensation and justice.
How Traumatic Brain Injuries Change Lives
You may notice the effects of a traumatic brain injury right away, or the symptoms may take time to manifest. Brain injuries can happen in a fall from a playground swing as well as more traumatic incidents such as construction site accidents, slip and fall incidents, and sexual assault incidents.
These injuries can range from mild to severe, and they affect individuals in very different ways. Some of the possible ways a traumatic injury could affect someone’s life include temporary and permanent symptoms, such as:
- Changes in personality
- Sleep difficulty
- Problems with sensations, including the ability to feel, taste, hear, or smell
- Changes in someone’s language capabilities
- Coma or a vegetative state
- The inability to process language in the same way
- A difficulty with short- or long-term memory
Damage to certain areas of the brain can have unexpected consequences that may partially or totally prevent an individual from leading a normal life. After a serious brain injury, an individual may not have the ability to work or engage in the same social experiences as before. Some individuals may require around-the-clock care while others may never leave a hospital. Symptoms vary widely. While some therapies exist, an individual may spend months or years in rehabilitation. In short, a traumatic brain injury can completely alter an individual’s life and sense of freedom.
Proving Traumatic Brain Injuries in Personal Injury Cases
Cases involving traumatic brain injuries are often complex and require extensive research and access to experts who understand the nature of these injuries. At SteinLaw, we serve as our clients’ legal representatives and advocates during difficult times. In addition to investigating and pursuing a case against those who wronged you, we can offer guidance as you search for quality medical care, negotiate with insurance representatives, and seek support groups in Florida.
Depending on the type of case, your attorney will use state and federal laws to hold the defendant accountable for the harm another caused. Damages available in traumatic brain injury cases may include compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation services, loss of quality of life, future care, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering.
Negligence claims always include the following elements:
- The defendant owed you a certain standard of care
- The defendant breached his or her duty to act with reasonable care
- That breach resulted in the incident that caused your serious injury
After a traumatic brain injury, you and your family may need legal guidance to get fair compensation for your suffering. A qualified and dedicated attorney can make what is already a challenging time less difficult. SteinLaw accepts a limited number of cases so we can focus on serving each of our clients with the highest level of care. Contact us if you need help today.