Whether it is a mild concussion or a coma, traumatic brain injuries are one of the most dangerous kinds of trauma a victim can endure. Even with a simple concussion, effects can go unnoticed for days, weeks, or even months before they are diagnosed. Therefore, medical expenses can range from the cost of an overnight hospital stay for observation to months of ongoing treatment and therapy. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to another's actions or negligence, you could be entitled to a significant amount of compensation. Contact an experienced Florida personal injury attorney to find out if you have a case for restitution.
The Law Offices of James B. Coulter has experience in personal injury court as both an attorney and as a victim. They are passionate about getting you the restitution your case deserves – even if it means going up against a large insurance company. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else's negligence in the areas of Central or Eastern Florida, including Orlando, Kissimmee, Cape Canaveral, Lakeland, Daytona Beach, and Port Orange contact The Law Offices of James B. Coulter today at (321) 586-9944 or your free consultation.
A traumatic brain injury can occur anytime physical force to the head disrupts the function of the brain. This includes:
Given the wide variety of damage possible in a TBI, physicians use the Glasgow Coma Scale and the duration of unconsciousness and post-traumatic amnesia to determine the severity as well as possible treatment outcomes. The Glasgow Coma Scale measures a patient's reactions to stimuli. A score of 13-15 is mild and considered a concussion. A score of 8-12 is moderate and below 8 is severe and often involves a period of coma.
All brain injuries are dangerous and pose a threat to whatever function the injured part of the brain performs. Since the injury is internal and presents with many different symptoms, TBIs can be hard to diagnose. Symptoms may even be delayed by days, weeks, or months depending on the circumstances surrounding the injury. Therefore, even in the case of a mild concussion medical expenses can run high due to the need for medical observation. More extensive damage requires ongoing treatment, therapy, and care.
If you are enduring a traumatic brain injury due to another's negligence, don't suffer the monetary damages as well. An experienced Florida personal injury attorney can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Due to the various causes and types of TBI, a variety of symptoms can show up depending on the area of your brain that is damaged. However, the symptoms that most often show up are:
If you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms following an action of severe physical force, you should seek medical care immediately. Even mild concussions can have severe, long-lasting consequences if left untreated. If you are worried about medical cost and the negligence of another was involved, get treated first and then contact an experienced Central Florida TBI lawyer to explore your options for pursuing damages.
Any situation where the brain experiences direct impact or is quickly and harshly mobilized can result in a traumatic brain injury. However, the most common causes of TBI are:
All of these injuries can happen because of another's negligence – including cases involving premises liability, assault, and general recklessness. If you have been involved in one of these incidents or another occurrence where your head was subject to brute force and haven't sought medical treatment, you should do so immediately. After you have received treatment you can call an experienced Brevard County traumatic brain injury attorney to determine if negligence was involved and if you are entitled to compensation.
TBIs are a serious injury that can have years of lasting effects, even with prompt treatment. If you have been subject to this kind of trauma due to another's negligence in Brevard County or the surrounding counties of Orange, Seminole, Indian River, or Osceola you could be eligible for recompense of medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. Contact The Law Offices of James B. Coulter for your free consultation by calling (321) 586-9944, or submit our online contact form. Call today.