Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Devestaing
Andrew Stinnette Personal Injury Attorneys, your Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys!
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other head injury causes damage to the brain. Every year, millions of people in the U.S. suffer brain injuries. More than half are bad enough that people must go to the hospital. The worst injuries can lead to permanent brain damage or death. Half of all TBIs are from motor vehicle accidents.
Get Your FREE Consultation
Whether the accident occurred as a result of a fall, car collision, medical malpractice, assault, or any other reason, we can help you understand your options. Even if your injury does not seem severe (some are so subtle they can only be identified by professionals), you have the right to seek compensation from the at fault party. In fact, even acute injuries can cause problems later in life, though they may seem harmless today. Because of this, it is important that you seek medical and legal attention as soon as possible. Please, do not wait to ask for help; we are here to make sure that you don’t have to bear this burden alone. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, don’t wait to speak to a lawyer.
At Andrew Stinnette, your Florida auto accident attorneys, we can help. We ensure you receive the proper medical care from the beginning, so that all injuries may be properly assessed before they can become a worse condition. Symptoms of a TBI may not appear until days or weeks following the injury. A concussion is the mildest type. It can cause a headache or neck pain, nausea, ringing in the ears, dizziness, and tiredness. People with a moderate or severe TBI may have those, plus other symptoms:
- A headache that gets worse or does not go away
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Convulsions or seizures
- Inability to awaken from sleep
- Slurred speech
- Weakness or numbness in the arms and legs
- Dilated eye pupils
Health care professionals use a neurological exam and imaging tests to assess TBI. Serious traumatic brain injuries need emergency treatment. Treatment and outcome depend on how severe the injury is. TBI can cause a wide range of changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotions. TBI can be associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. People with severe injuries usually need rehabilitation.
A traumatic brain injury is devastating. Unfortunately, it can happen to anyone at any time, quickly turning life into a struggle for survival. Mounting medical bills, impaired cognition, unrecoverable physical and emotional losses, financial and personal stress, and a feeling of helplessness can all haunt victims and their families for years to come. Brain injuries can cause serious disabilities or coma. In the worst cases, they result in death. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimate that 50,000 people die each year from traumatic head injuries and that 80,000 will suffer from lifelong problems as a result.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a traumatic brain injury, Andrew Stinnette Personal Injury Attorneys offers our sincere condolences. We understand that no amount of money can ever make up for the loss that you have experienced or turn back the clock. We are committed to standing by your side during this difficult time and will do everything in our power to seek justice and the fair compensation that you deserve.
So What's Next?
What to do after your traumatic brain injury?
It’s OK to ask for help. At Andrew Stinnette Personal Injury Attorneys, we know that asking for help can be a difficult thing to do, and often times we don’t know where to begin, or what rights we have. Where do you turn? Often, people feel uncomfortable contacting an attorney or filing a lawsuit, and we understand that taking that first step may be a difficult choice. That is why we insist you contact us TODAY! We represent clients in the entire Tampa Bay area, including Pinellas County, Pasco County, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Tampa, and other surrounding areas, providing a personal approach to personal injury law, and personal injury attorneys that care for our clients, and their well-being. Remember, you have a right to be fairly compensated for your losses, and we can help you recoup your damages as painlessly as possible.