Brain Injuries

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can have a long-term, permanent impact on the life of the individual affected, as well as their family members. The consequences of a brain injury can range from mild to severe. There may be physical issues like pain or lack of muscular control. Some injuries may affect cognitive abilities, personality or the sight or communication skills of the accident victim. Each situation is different, making it difficult for physicians to deliver an accurate prognosis during the initial stages of treatment.

The uncertainty that accompanies a brain injury is one of the main reasons we encourage anyone who experiences a head injury to protect their options for the future. Our attorneys have years of experience assisting brain injury victims in Lee, Sarasota, Desoto & Charlotte counties. As a result, we can provide a seasoned perspective to clients who are overwhelmed with the trauma of the situation and the lack of clarity about future needs.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Accidents

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen almost anywhere and under a wide variety of circumstances. Here is a short list of accidents which can result in a TBI:

  • Striking the head during a fall
  • Bodily collisions (such as in sporting activities)
  • Truck or car accidents
  • Being struck in the head by an object
  • Assault
  • Any traumatic event in which the head is thrown forward or backward, even if the head does not strike another object

Brain injuries are not always immediately evident. The initial symptoms for a TBI can be mild or have a delayed onset. Many times, victims don’t connect the symptoms they are experiencing with the accident until they become persistent. Watch for these symptoms of brain injury:

  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Memory loss or forgetfulness
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Recurring headaches
  • Confusion

Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys to review your case.