Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Serving Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Bradenton, and Pensacola
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a head injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes brain damage. TBI can result from a closed head injury or a penetrating head injury. Parts of the brain that can be damaged include the cerebral hemispheres, cerebellum, and brain stem.
At braininjuryflorida.com – convenient to Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Bradenton, and Pensacola, Florida – our traumatic brain injury lawyers can represent victims statewide so that they can obtain just compensation for their injuries. Renowned throughout Florida for our skilled representation of traumatic brain injury victims, we have obtained million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. To speak with our experienced attorneys,contact a traumatic brain injury lawyer to schedule a free consultation.
Catastrophic Brain Injury
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1.4 million people suffer brain injuries in the United States each year. Traumatic brain injury is responsible for a substantial number of permanent disability cases. The CDC estimates that at least 5.3 million Americans suffer from long-term care needs as a result of traumatic brain injury.
Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. Outcome can be anything from complete recovery to permanent disability or death. With moderate or severe TBI, the patient may show these same symptoms, but may also have:
- loss of consciousness
- personality change
- a severe, persistent, or worsening headache
- repeated vomiting or nausea
- inability to awaken
- dilation (widening) of one or both pupils
- slurred speech
- weakness or numbness in the extremities
- loss of coordination
- increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation
Brain injuries are generally classified into three categories: mild, moderate, or severe. Victims of so-called “mild” brain injuries typically suffer a period of lost consciousness, confusion, or disorientation shorter than 30 minutes. A majority of brain injuries are concussions or other forms of these mild brain injuries. Moderate or severe brain injury victims experience longer periods of unconsciousness or memory loss. Severe brain injuries range from impaired cognitive functions to comatose states.
Contact braininjuryrflorida.com – convenient to Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Bradenton, and Pensacola, Florida – to speak with an experienced brain injury lawyer.
Contact a Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of another party’s reckless, careless, or malicious actions, contact the Florida traumatic brain injury lawyers of braininjuryflorida.com. A successful brain injury lawsuit can help you recover the compensation you and your family desperately needs. If you are a Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Bradenton, and Pensacola-area victim, schedule a consultation with an experienced Florida brain injury lawyer today.