The Cloud Law Firm represents traumatic brain injury victims who were injured in a Highlands County.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the one of the most devastating injuries a person can be faced with. These injuries are often permanent and life changing.
All brain injuries are serious. Period. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, or even suspect such injury, you should seek immediate treatment from a medical professional. After that you should seek legal counsel. Never sign any forms or agree to a settlement before speaking to an attorney first. Contacting the right Highlands County lawyer will play a large role in determining the strength and value of your brain injury claim. You will only get one bite at this apple. You need a compassionate and experienced attorney who will out-think and out-work the at-fault party and their insurance company.
Call the Cloud Law Firm now for a free, no hassle consultation at: (863) 402-2207. We will be happy to meet with you in person at our Highlands County office located at 205 S Commerce Ave, Sebring, FL 33870. We want you to know your rights and we will provide the advice and help you are searching for. If you retain us, we will get to work on your case right away. You have nothing to lose by calling because there are no attorneys’ fees unless we win your TBI case.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries usually result from an external force, such as a blow to the head, and result in damage to the brain. The brain is the control center of the human body and directs bodily functions. Brain injuries can be caused by car crashes, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, slips, falls, assaults and violence, and many other types of accidents.
Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics
According to the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), every year an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a TBI in the United States. Of those, 275,000 are hospitalized and 52,000 die. The CDC estimates that the costs of TBI are $60 billion annually.
Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
Traumatic brain injuries can cause a wide variety physical symptoms, such as: loss of consciousness; disorientation; headaches; nausea; vomiting; drowsiness; fatigue; difficulty sleeping; dizziness; loss of balance; loss of coordination; dilation of the pupils; numbness or weakness in the extremities; and more. Victims of a TBI may also experience sensory-related symptoms, such as sensitivity to light or sound, ringing in the ears, blurred vision, changes in the ability to smell, and a bad taste in the mouth. Brain injuries can also cause cognitive or mental symptoms, including: memory problems; trouble concentrating; mood swings; depression; anxiety; confusion; unusual behavior; and slurred speech.
These and other potential long-term effects are why so many traumatic brain injury victims require special equipment and care when recovering from their accident or while learning to adjust to a new way of living. Such equipment and care can be quite expensive and, in many cases, the inability to afford the necessary special needs care is a driving force behind the decision of whether to pursue compensation for injuries.
Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Treatment for brain injuries are very expensive, and can even cost millions of dollars. No tow injuries are alike. Treatment for TBI’s can include hospitalization, medication, rehabilitation, surgery, and other long term treatments.