Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Representing Brain Injury Victims
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is injury to the brain caused by trauma. A forceful blow or jolt to the head or body, or an object that pierces the skull, can cause bruising, bleeding, and damage to the brain. Symptoms of TBI may be immediate, or they may appear gradually over the course of hours, days, or weeks. Although mild TBI may cause only temporary problems, more severe Traumatic Brain Injury can have life-altering consequences and may lead to permanent disability or death.
If you or your loved one has sustained TBI, get immediate medical attention. As soon as possible, speak with an experienced Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney at Justin Morgan Law toll-free at 1-800-9JUSTIN or 1-800-958-7846. It is important to understand your legal options.
How does Traumatic Brain Injury occur?
TBI can occur in many different types of accidents. Common causes include:
- Car accidents: In a passenger vehicle collision, the force of impact can cause a violent jolt to the head or body of a driver or passenger or cause an occupant’s head to slam against an object inside the vehicle.
- Truck accidents: 18-wheelers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds or more fully loaded. When a large, commercial truck collides with a passenger vehicle, it can cause catastrophic injuries, including severe TBI.
- Motorcycle accidents: Motorcycles are smaller, less visible, less stable, and less crashworthy than four-wheeled passenger vehicles. When a car hits a motorcycle, the rider can be ejected from the bike and suffer head and brain injuries landing on the pavement.
- Pedestrian accidents: When a motor vehicle hits a pedestrian, the victim’s head often comes into contact with the vehicle or the roadway. The impact can tear delicate blood vessels in the brain.
- Bike accidents: Bicycle crashes are the number one cause of sports and recreation emergency room visits for TBI in the U.S., as stated by CDC. Riders frequently sustain head injuries in a wreck.
- Slip and Fall accidents: Overall, falls are the leading cause of Traumatic Brain Injury, as stated by the Mayo Clinic. Many slip and fall accidents are caused by hazardous conditions existing on a property.
- Wrongful Death: TBI can lead to death in severe cases. If Traumatic Brain Injury was caused by negligence, survivors of the deceased may have a Wrongful Death claim against the responsible party.
What are the Long-Term Difficulties associated with Severe TBI?
Victims of moderate to severe Traumatic Brain Injury may have a number of long-term symptoms. Some appear immediately after the injury, while others develop later. TBI can cause physical symptoms, affect the nervous system, and impair cognitive function. Long-term effects can make it difficult to work and earn a living. Victims may suffer a range of emotional and mental problems, including anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating, personality changes, mood swings, and difficulty controlling impulses. Challenges and emotional changes associated with TBI can contribute to relationship difficulties.
Who is Liable for Traumatic Brain Injuries?
A party who commits an act that results in Traumatic Brain Injury may be held responsible. For example, a drunk driver who causes a crash in which a victim suffers serious TBI may be held liable in civil court in addition to DUI charges. In determining liability for Traumatic Brain Injury, our experienced Weston Personal Injury Attorney, Serving the State of Florida, at Justin Morgan Law will look at whether safety laws were violated, or negligence occurred.
Damages for severe TBI may include medical expenses, lost income, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish. If you or your loved one has sustained severe TBI, contact Justin Morgan Law toll-free at 1-800-9JUSTIN or 1-800-958-7846. Our Florida Personal Injury Attorney can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.