Brevard County Traumatic Brain Injuries
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Florida
Brain injury is a tragic and highly traumatizing experience, especially due to another person’s negligence. It can:
- Cause expensive medical bills
- Require intensive surgery and prolonged stay in the hospital
- Cause permanent damage
- Reduce the quality of living
- Limit one’s ability to pursue personal aspirations
- Cause death
That is why the law allows victims of brain injury and their loved ones to compensate for the injury.
If you or your loved one is a victim of brain injury, you can file claims for compensation to cover:
- medical expenses
- lost wages
- reduced quality of living
- even wrongful death
If you are looking for assistance with traumatic brain injury matters in the Florida area, reach out to our team at Alpizar Law today. We are here to provide legal advice regarding cases about brain injuries. Our professional legal team has worked with severe head injury patients and brain injury patients. We are confident that we can help you navigate matters related to serious head injuries and similar cases.
Contact us at 321-676-2511.
What Are the Symptoms of a Brain Injury?
Brain injuries can occur in different forms and degrees.
A mild or moderate degree of brain injury may not present visible symptoms. There are cases where the victim is not aware of any brain injury until the condition worsens into a traumatic brain injury.
Some of the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury are:
- Constant fatigue
- Changes in Sleep Patterns
- Emotional instability
- Problems with memory
- Short Attention Span
- Problems with Multitasking
- Difficulty in concentrating
A brain jury can cause the victim to lose consciousness after the accident. However, the symptoms might not appear for one or two days in many cases.
That is why you should get medically examined if you think you have a brain injury. A blow to the head can cause a mild, moderate, or traumatic brain injury, depending on the degree of force.
Our advice is to seek medical help for a minor head injury, mild head injury, and instances of severe skull fracture. Florida health centers can assess focal brain injuries and diffuse axonal injury situations. At the same time, specialists can help with head trauma, serious brain hemorrhage, significant brain swelling, and more.
Elements of a Brain Injury Lawsuit in Florida
Any blow or traumatic force applied to the head can cause brain injury. Traumatic points include depriving the brain of oxygen or rapid movements before a collision. As each patient is unique, the signs of brain injury vary from person to person. Whatever the symptoms, victims must get instant medical care.
When a recognized medical professional/institution has established a brain injury, the next step is to file a lawsuit. The goal is to prove that the brain injury was caused by the other party’s negligence or wrongdoing.
Your lawyer will have to prove the following:
- Obligation: The other party was obligated to provide a reasonable degree of care to prevent harm to others.
- Negligence of obligation: the other party neglected their obligation either by carrying out unacceptable practices or exhibiting irresponsible behavior, or by failing to provide a reasonable degree of care.
- Causation: The negligence of obligation is directly responsible for the brain injury or the damage leading to the brain injury
- Damages: The injury has caused tangible or intangible harm to the victim and, in some cases, loved ones.
The above applies in all situations: a drunk driving accident, work-related injury, or medical malpractice. The most important thing is to prove that the other party’s action, behavior, or inaction was unreasonable and caused the unjust injury of the victim.
We know there are instances where negligent activity can produce permanent mental instability and issues. This is true for young adults and the elderly. Our legal team at Alpizar Law is here to help everyone, from the most critically injured patients to those that have seen a relatively minor injury.
Contact us at 321-676-2511.
The Role of Medical Experts in Brain Injury Cases
Experienced personal injury lawyers like those at Alpizar Law group in Florida use expert witness testimony to achieve the best results.
Testimony from credible medical experts is used to show the link between the defendant’s negligence and the victim’s injuries. This includes medical record examination and review of the medical professional’s behavior.
Expert testimonies are crucial when a brain injury case goes to trial. Medical experts are the ones who show the jurors how the responsible party’s negligence caused the victim’s brain injury.
In medical malpractice cases, they show how the medical professional behavior/actions do not align with the profession’s standards.
What Types of Brain Injury Cases Do Brain Injury Lawyers Handle in Florida?
Brain injury lawyers in Florida handle lawsuits relating to the following types of accidents:
- Auto Accidents: In this case, the defendant is usually a driver who used their vehicle irresponsibly. Drivers in this category include truck drivers, motorcyclists, and private and commercial motorists.
- Medical Malpractice/Birth Injury: This happens when the medical professional, hospital or other healthcare provider does not perform according to the standard of care expected in the medical community, causing an injury to the patient.
- At-Work Accidents: A victim of brain injury from a work-related accident can get compensation through workers’ compensation benefits and additional compensation if another party was responsible for the injury due to negligence.
What Compensation Could I Receive?
This is a critical question when dealing with motor vehicle accidents, physical disability, brain pressure, brain bruises, and speech therapy.
When you file a lawsuit for brain injury, either you or your loved one, you can expect to receive compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Physical or emotional pain
- Reduction in the way you or your loved ones enjoy life
- Lost wages
- Limitation to future earning ability
- Wrong full death
- Pain, suffering, and loss of companionship experienced by the victim’s loved ones
If you or your loved one is a brain injury victim, consult an experienced personal injury lawyer in Florida. The lawyer will examine your case and provide you with legal options to compensate for your losses.
Life-Changing Injuries Deserve Fair Compensation
Catastrophic injuries, as they’ve come to be known, can turn a person’s life upside-down in the blink of an eye. One such devastating injury is called traumatic brain injury (TBI) and can occur in almost any accident. To summarize, many accidents involving personal injury can cause serious and long-lasting victims.
Common cases include auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, slips, and falls, and construction site accidents.
Traumatic brain injury occurs when a person suffers a blow to the head that jars their brain and causes bruising, swelling, and restricted blood flow. Some cases can be classified as minor concussions, but serious cases can cause severe dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, seizures, unconsciousness, memory loss, and even a coma.
In both situations, individuals and their families’ effects can be life-changing. A victim might suffer from a reduced mental capacity for the rest of their life and require ongoing personal assistance.
The expenses involved with such an injury can be astronomical. If you or someone you know has been in an accident and has suffered from TBI, do not hesitate to speak with a Brevard County personal injury attorney from Alpizar Law, LLC and learn what a lawyer can do to recover any current and ongoing damages.
Call 321-676-2511 to get started with a FREE case evaluation. We’re here for you. Help is just a phone call away.
Contact a Brevard County Brain Injury Lawyer!
Our attorneys are dedicated to providing each client with attentive counsel and aggressive representation, as well as to obtaining fair compensation for each case. As members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars in damages over the years. Our firm also holds memberships with the National Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.
Contact our offices at your earliest convenience to set up a free consultation with an experienced attorney who can win the results you need. We represent clients in Palm Bay, Melbourne, and the rest of Brevard County.