Brain Injuries Can Be Life Altering
A traumatic brain injury (TBI), as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is an injury that affects how the brain works. They can cause a wide range of functional changes – short- or long-term – affecting thinking, language, learning, emotions, behavior and/or sensation. Memory loss, difficulty with judgment and recognition of limitations, anxiety and/or depression, loss of social networking, feelings of isolation, slowness or difficulty with speech, decreased physical coordination, decreased anger management, decreased safety awareness, and difficulty initiating, and planning and completing tasks can be some of the consequences of a TBI.
If early symptoms of a TBI appear mild, it can give the false impression that it is not serious. However, it is critical to seek immediate medical attention because there may be significant, long-term impairment in an individual’s ability to function in the exact fashion the individual functioned prior to the incident. It is not necessary for you to be struck in the head or rendered unconscious in order to experience a TBI.
Serious Head Trauma Cannot Be Taken Lightly
Every year, thousands of brain injury cases occur in Florida due to vehicle and slip-and-fall accidents. Brain injuries can also be caused by firearms or medical malpractice. The majority of brain injury victims experience permanent disabilities. Thus brain injury severely affects the victim, their family and social interaction. Brain injury victims also often require rehabilitation to regain the simplest level of functioning possible. Such injuries can drain the family of their savings; however, with proper representation from Williams & Ackley P.L.C., the victims can seek compensation and supportive care.
If someone causes a brain injury to occur as a result of negligent wrongdoing, the person or company can be responsible for compensating the injured party and family members for all the serious health issues that result. For example, a care home that failed to properly supervise a patient and allowed the patient to fall resulting in brain injury can be held liable. In 2005, falls became the leading cause of traumatic brain injury in adults, with car crashes a close second.
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If you or a loved one has been hurt due to the negligence of another, call us at 727-361-2973 today. Alternatively, if you are more comfortable writing to us you can send us a brief email with a description of your case. We will evaluate your case, provide you with our honest opinion and communicate every step of the process with you. The initial consultation is free, and we work on a contingent-fee basis, which means there are no fees or costs unless we win.