Traumatic brain injuries — often referred to as TBI injuries — can happen in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, these types of injuries are becoming increasingly more common. In Florida, over 210,000 people are currently living with a disability resulting from a traumatic brain injury.
If you or someone you love has suffered a significant disability or has been incapacitated due to a traumatic brain injury, dealing with insurance companies or fighting for compensation is the last thing you may want to worry about. However, having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side to protect your rights and advocate for your needs is crucial for anyone who wishes to pursue compensation for their injuries.
Here at my firm, Tonya Stewart Law, I’ve gained a reputation as an attorney who will do anything to help my clients. Injured victims who are faced with extremely difficult circumstances have turned to me to help them pursue justice. With over a decade of experience, I’m proud to use my knowledge and expertise to help you pursue the compensation you need and deserve. My firm serves injured victims and their families in Lake Wales, Florida, and the neighboring communities of Lakeland, Winter Haven, Davenport, and Haines City.
When it comes to brain injuries, your first thought may be that the injury came from hitting your head. While head injuries do often result in traumatic brain injuries, head trauma is not the only cause of TBIs. Traumatic brain injuries can come about from a number of different injuries, including whiplash, one of the most common causes of TBI. Common injuries that often lead to TBI include:
Open head injuries
Acquired brain injuries
Coup and contrecoup injuries
If you have been in any kind of accident, the most important step you can take early on is to get properly diagnosed. Any sign of a traumatic brain injury should lead you to a doctor’s office to get examined. First and foremost, this is important for your overall health and well-being. Additionally, an accurate diagnosis will be critical for your case, should you pursue legal action following your injury.
If you are unsure if you might have a traumatic brain injury, it is always better to be safe and get yourself checked out by a medical professional. This is especially true if you have any of the following symptoms:
Difficulty remembering information
If these or any other TBI symptoms are present, it is critical that you see a doctor as soon as possible.
Suffering from a TBI can be devastating because it affects all aspects of your life. Unfortunately, it can also be extremely difficult to prove to an insurance company — especially when other serious injuries, such as neck and spine injuries, are much easier to see using traditional diagnostic technologies like an MRI.
That’s why it is so crucial to get the right team of experts on your side early on. Be sure to enlist doctors who are specialists, such as neuropsychologists, neurologists, and cognitive rehabilitation experts who can advocate for the appropriate testing so that your TBI is accurately diagnosed and documented.
If your loved one has suffered from a traumatic brain injury and is incapacitated, you can still file for compensation on their behalf. If you are a spouse, parent, or child of the injured victim, you can speak with an attorney to discuss your options.
If you are fighting for compensation for a traumatic brain injury, you can be compensated monetarily for a variety of different expenses. Typical injury settlements can cover medical bills and physical therapy. There can also be monetary amounts assigned to things such as lost wages, lost earning capacity, loss of consortium, and additional pain and suffering.
At the end of the day, dealing with the effects of a traumatic brain injury can be challenging enough in their own right. Dealing with a personal injury claim on top of that can add even more unnecessary stress to an already difficult situation.
If you or someone you know is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, you’re not alone. For over 15 years I’ve been working with injured victims and their families to help them pursue justice and hold those who are responsible for their injuries accountable. I will fight hard to protect your rights and advocate for your needs as we work together to pursue the compensation you need and deserve. Call or reach out to my firm, Tonya Stewart Law, today to schedule a free case consultation.
With over 15 years of personal injury experience, I’m proud to offer my extensive knowledge and expertise to injured victims and their families. I will do everything I can to protect your rights and advocate for your best interests as we work together to pursue the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries. If you or someone you love is suffering from a traumatic brain injury and is located in Lake Wales, Florida, or the surrounding areas of Lakeland, Winter Haven, Davenport, or Haines City, contact my firm today for a free case evaluation.