What Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?
The Cloud Law Firm represents traumatic brain injury victims who were injured in a Highlands County.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most devastating types of injuries a person can be faced with. These head 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 a head injury, you should seek immediate treatment from a medical professional. After that you should seek legal counsel from an experienced head injury attorney near you. Never sign any forms or agree to a settlement before speaking to an attorney first. Contacting the right Highlands County head injury lawyer will play a large role in determining the strength and value of your brain injury claim. You will only get one bite of 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 in Sebring, FL 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 a number of different situations. Some of the most common of these include:
- car crashes,
- motorcycle accidents,
- bicycle accidents,
- slips & falls,
- assaults and violence,
- and many more.
Car Accidents & Head Injuries
One of the most common ways that people can sustain a head injury is in a car accident. Whether the car accident is a rear-end accident, head-on collision, T-bone accident, or something else there is incredible force placed upon an individual’s body and particularly their head. Drivers and passengers can suffer a head injury while in a vehicle if their head hits the steering wheel, dashboard, window, or even the headrest of their seat. They can also be struck by loose items in the cabin of the vehicle that can become airborne depending on the circumstances of the accident.
It is important when you are involved in a car accident to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Head injuries don’t always show up right away but they can have severe long-lasting effects on a person. A qualified medical professional will know the signs to look for to make sure that you have not sustained a major head injury. If you are in a car accident due to the negligence of someone else it is advised that you speak with an experienced head injury attorney near you for a case consultation to see if you have a substantial claim for compensation to assist with any medical bills, loss of wages, or other expenses you may have accumulated as a result of the accident.
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
When a person is dealing with a TBI, there are a number of signs to watch out for. If you or a loved one have sustained a head injury and experience any of the following it is best to speak with a medical professional as soon as possible.
- loss of consciousness;
- difficulty sleeping;
- 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 their head injury.
Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Treatment for brain injuries is very expensive, and can even cost millions of dollars. No two injuries are alike. Treatment for TBIs can include hospitalization, medication, rehabilitation, surgery, and other long-term treatments. These treatments can take years or even decades to help a person recover and move on as best they can. All of this can take not only a financial toll on the person and their family, but can also be emotionally draining and difficult. Pursuing a personal injury claim for a head injury whether it be due to a car accident, slip & fall, or some other type of accident will not erase the effects of the injury but it can help relieve some of the stress related to dealing with the injury.
Contact A Head Injury Attorney Near You in Sebring, FL Today
If you have been in a car accident and sustained a head injury, or you have had a serious slip and fall and are now dealing with a traumatic brain injury, or have been injured in any sort of accident that is the direct result of the negligence of another individual we urge you to reach out to the team of compassionate and experienced personal injury lawyers at Cloud Law Firm. We provide free case consultations. Contact our office today.
The Cloud Law Firm serves clients throughout central Florida, including Sebring, Highlands County, Florida.
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