Brain Injury Attorney in Winter Park
If you have suffered from a head injury, we are ready to take your case and to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to discuss your options during a free initial consultation, where you can explain your situation, the impact that your injury has had on your life, and get a clear understanding of how the team at Abercrombie P.A. will work to create a case for you.
Brain injuries can be serious and life-altering. Read more below about some of the things we will work to address in your brain injury case.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is a form of physical trauma that impacts the normal function of a brain. If the injury occurs after birth, it is called an Acquired Brain Injury. If it occurs before birth, it is referred to as an In-Born Brain Injury. Regardless of whether the injury happened before or after birth, there is recourse for victims of negligence, malpractice, malice, or any other wrongdoings that may have caused the problem.
An acquired brain injury is either result of an impact — often from a car accident, sporting hit, slip and fall, or some other type of accident — or other cases such as loss of oxygen, stroke damage, or medical malpractice. What used to be referred to as “getting your bell rung” is now recognized to be a serious brain injury that can cause lifelong damage.
An inborn brain injury can come from fetal alcohol syndrome, genetic issues, or other unfortunate issues that lead to brain injuries before birth.
How Do People Get Traumatic Brain Injuries?
There is any number of ways that a person can get a traumatic brain injury, from playing sports to a simple fall. However, for a traumatic brain injury to be considered in a personal injury case it must meet some basic criteria:
- You were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, malpractice, or malice
- Your injuries had an economic impact on you
Some accidents that cause TBIs commonly seen in court are things like:
- Slip and Fall
- Car Accident
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Motorcycle Crashes
- Medical Malpractice
- Worksite Injuries
- DUI-related incidents
There are many other ways that you can suffer a traumatic brain injury. If you believe that your TBI is the result of another’s actions, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today to discuss your options with a trained brain injury attorney in Winter Park.
What Are The Effects of a TBI?
There are wide-ranging effects of traumatic brain injuries, and they can vary greatly from case to case. However, there are some common symptoms to keep aware of:
- Problems sleeping
- Problems with eye focus
- Memory issues
- Anger or depression
- Sensitivity to lights
- Nausea or feelings of vertigo
Some of the long-term effects of a TBI can be even more serious than the issues listed above. These can include things like long-term issues with or loss of senses, epilepsy and seizure problems, decreases in motor functions, difficulty communicating, and even loss of life.
What To Do In The Event of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Seek Medical Attention Immediately
Brain injuries can often go unnoticed or unaddressed simply because they are not as obvious as a broken arm or a large laceration. However, they can be just as serious, if not more serious, if not treated properly. If you suspect that you have suffered any sort of brain injury, no matter how inconsequential you believe it to be, speak with your doctor immediately to be sure that you treat it in a way that will ensure that your problems do not get worse or complicated.
You may need to take an MRI exam, perform a series of cognitive tests, or have some other routine that your doctor will suggest as the best course of recovery. Do not put off medical attention — your long-term health may count on it.
Contact an Attorney
After you have seen a doctor and been assigned a course of recovery, you should speak with an attorney to determine your options for financial recovery. If your injuries were the cause of someone else’s actions, you may be able to seek damages from their insurance company, or file a lawsuit claiming economic and non-economic damages for your injuries. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation, and get on the right track for recovery by addressing your future financial stability.