Traumatic Brain Injury And Personal Injury Claims In FloridaTampa Bay Legal News
Serious car accidents can have very serious consequences. Catastrophic injuries from car accidents can include paralysis, disfigurement, severe emotional distress, traumatic brain injury, or even death. When it comes to traumatic brain injury, the damage to the brain can range from mild to severe. The impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) on a victim’s life can be life-changing and life-long. Recovering from TBI can also be a time-intensive process and one may never fully regain the quality of life they had before they sustained the damage to their brain tissues.
If you have been in a traffic accident and sustained TBI or if a loved one has TBI as a result of an accident that was not your fault, the number of medical therapies and treatment you need can add up fast. It is important to your well-being that you obtain your much-needed compensation to help you recover and move forward from your accident. An experienced Tampa traumatic brain injury attorney can help you build a successful claim so that you increase your chances of obtaining the highest amount of compensation.
Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Claims
There are many busses, cars, motorcycles, and trucks that traverse the open roads in Florida. There were over 400,000 crashes in 2017 which came out to about 1,000 crashes each day that year. There were over 160,000 injury crashes and more than 16,000 ended in incapacitating injury. Florida has the most traumatic brain injuries of any state. Many reasons may contribute to this including the high prevalence of motorcycles and even golf carts that are so common and do not offer riders and drivers the amount of protection needed to reduce serious injuries.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
Symptoms and signs associated with TBI are a combination of sensory, cognitive, and physical and they vary with the severity of the injury.
Mild Cases of TBI
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Confusion and disorientation
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fatigue and lethargy
- Speech irregularities
- Inability to sleep or sleeping more than normal
- Poor balance and feelings of dizziness
- Blurred vision
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- Changes in taste, or inability to smell
- Increased sensitivity to light or sound
- Concentration and memory issues
- Mood changes
- Depression or anxiety
Moderate And Severe Cases of TBI
- Extended duration of loss of consciousness
- Chronic headaches that worsen over time for intensity
- Convulsions or seizures
- Dilations of the pupils of the eyes
- Clear fluids draining from both the nose and the ears
- Inability to rise from sleep
- Numbness in extremities accompanied by weakness
- Poor coordination
- Intense confusion
- Slurred speech
- Persistent crying, inability to be consoled
- Inability to pay attention
- Sleep pattern changes
- Sadness and depression
- Eating changes
- Lethargy and sadness
- No interest in toys and activities
Tampa Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
After a serious accident, it is vitally important that you first seek medical attention. Then speaking with a Florida serious injury attorney at Fulgencio Law will help you recover the compensation you will need for your damages and losses. You will likely see mounting medical costs, property damages, and potential loss of wages should you be unable to work. No caps for pain and suffering in the state of Florida means that these monies will also be pursued in your claim.
Call one of our Tampa brain injury accident attorneys at Fulgencio Law today so we can examine your case and advise you on your best options to obtaining a fair settlement. One of our effective and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys is here to speak with you during a completely free consultation at (813) 463-0123.