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The Long-Term Effects Of Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are fairly common amongst accident victims, especially those whose accidents involved some sort of blunt force trauma. Often, when a TBI is relatively minor, a person can expect to recover with rest and the passage of time. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, with some head trauma victims suffering from headaches and other symptoms for years to come. To learn more about these injuries, including how an accident victim can go about recovering compensation for related medical bills and other expenses, please call our office and speak with a dedicated Fort Lauderdale traumatic brain injury lawyer today.

TBIs Often Go Unnoticed

In the chaos of a car accident, it can be easy to miss symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, or to merely chalk them up to stress or adrenaline. From dizziness to headaches, accident victims may also overlook symptoms in their concern to help loved ones or to start the claim filing process. Failing to address these kinds of symptoms early on after an accident can have devastating consequences, so it is usually best for those who sustain some sort of head trauma in an accident to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even just as a precaution. Professional imaging, like CT scans can help identify TBIs before they worsen and can make it easier to obtain compensation from the at-fault party at a later date.

Long-Term Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injuries

TBI victims often experience related health issues, months or even years down the line. Some of the most common long-term symptoms of TBIs include:

  • Difficulty regulating emotions and changes in mood;
  • Problems with vision or motor skills;
  • Seizures;
  • Difficulty focusing or remembering;
  • Tremors and incoordination; and
  • Learning impairments.

These symptoms can have a major impact on every part of a person’s life, including the ability to work and form personal relationships. Since the lasting effects of brain injuries are so significant and potentially detrimental to a person’s life, it is important for TBI victims to seek professional legal help in obtaining compensation for their losses.

Recovering Compensation for Head Trauma

Accident victims who can prove that they were injured because of someone else’s negligence are often entitled to damages compensating them for medical expenses, lost wages, disability, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. This is also true for TBI victims, who may require expensive diagnostic tests, treatments, and therapies for years to come. Unfortunately, even those who obtain treatment immediately after an accident could find themselves facing permanent disability. This, including a future loss of income, is also compensable under Florida law.

Helping Our Clients Obtain Compensation for Accident-Related TBIs

If you have questions about your right to compensation after an accident, please call 954-566-9919 and speak with one of the dedicated Florida traumatic brain injury lawyers at Boone & Davis today. Initial consultations with one of our team members are offered free of charge, so don’t hesitate to call our office or contact us online at your earliest convenience.

Resource:

cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/index.html

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