One of the most serious and debilitating types of injuries that can occur during an accident is one that impacts the brain. Since recovering from a brain injury can take many years, it is also considered one of the most expensive injury types. If you suffer a traumatic brain injury in Florida, you need to hire our experienced Florida personal injury attorney who can help you overcome the challenges faced with this type of legal case.
At Zimmet & Zimmet, our experienced legal team can help provide guidance and legal advice for dealing with a traumatic brain injury lawsuit.
According to information provided by the Centers for Disease Control, a TBI – officially called a traumatic brain injury – is the result of some type of impact to your head or by some type of penetrating head injury that impacts or impedes the brain’s function. This includes mild situations where there is just a brief change in your mental status, or when you lose consciousness because of a more severe case, which includes memory loss and extended loss of consciousness.
A mild TBI are often called concussions. This is a term that has been seen in the news recently among pro athletes and the damages these injuries can cause over time.
Brain injuries may occur due to several mishaps and many of these situations are caused by the fault or negligence of another person. Some of the most common causes include:
TBIs contribute to approximately 30% of all injury-related deaths. A brain injury is found using a MRI and for the elderly and very young, they are common after a fall. Some of the other risk factors or causes of a brain-related injury include motor vehicle accidents, which are responsible for the most injuries for individuals between the ages of 15 and 44, along with physical assaults, which made up about 10% of all TBI cases. Also, men are approximately three times more likely than women to suffer a TBI.
One of the main issues related to treating “moderate” or “mild” TBIs is the actual diagnosis of the condition. Sometimes, this injury isn’t easy to detect even when sophisticated imaging tech is used. If treatment isn’t provided due to an injury not being found, the situation will compound and cause even more problems.
Due to the often-invisible nature of this injury, a TBI ay not receive the treatment needed for cognitive or physical impairments. Unfortunately, this has led to more than five million people living with the long-term affects of TBIs today. Early detection is key to treating brain injuries properly.
A traumatic brain injury can occur to anyone, regardless of age or gender. If you are in an accident where your head is impacted in any way, be sure to let your healthcare provider know. They need to carefully evaluate your condition to determine if a TBI is present.
If your accident resulted from the negligence or careless act of another person, our injury attorneys are here to help. We will take time to gather the evidence needed to ensure the responsible party is held liable. We will help you receive compensation for medical costs (past and future), the inability to work, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Zimmet & Zimmet has years of experience fighting for the rights of TBI accident victims. Our brain injury lawyers will provide you with the same aggressive and quality representation we have our other clients to help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Please contact us at 386-255-6400 if you have questions or would like a free consultation.