Sarasota Brain Injury and TBI Lawyers, Here to Help You
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a very serious, permanent, and often debilitating injury caused when someone sustains an acute injury to their head. These acute injuries can be caused in many ways, such as car accidents, a bump or blow to the head, slip/trip and falls, or as a result of medical malpractice. TBIs can range from moderate to severe, and not all TBI victims lose consciousness. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) , TBIs have become a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Symptoms of a TBI can include the following neurological and physical deficits: long and/or short-term memory loss, trouble with concentration, fatigue, insomnia, hearing loss, personality changes, depression, vision problems, confusion and disorientation, headache and dizziness, and even vomiting.
According to the CDC, TBIs cause 50,000 deaths a year and 80,000-90,000 people suffer from long-term disability from TBIs annually. The risk of sustaining a Traumatic Brain Injury if an individual has an acute accident is the same among all age groups.
Not sure if you have a TBI?
If you were hurt in an accident and have symptoms of a TBI, we recommend getting medical attention as soon as possible. This will not only help you get proper treatment, but it will help us in accurately representing your injuries.
What are the leading causes of a TBI?
The CDC also reports that motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of TBIs resulting in hospitalization. TBIs can also be caused by:
- Falls (“slip and fall” or “trip and fall”) resulting from unsafe public properties or places of business
- Physical assault caused by negligent security in a public places
- Concussion/blow to the head from youth sports activities
- Head trauma caused by unsafe premises, such as something heavy falling in a store or a loose piece of equipment at a gym falling on top of a patron’s head
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents caused by negligent or intoxicated drivers
TBIs resulting from sports and recreational activities are becoming more common, especially among youth. Coaches may be negligent in supervision of such activities and further at recognizing the signs and symptoms of head trauma, which can often be subtle and difficult for a layperson to recognize. This may put young athletes at risk of dangerous and permanent injuries that they may never fully recover from.
If you’re a victim of a Traumatic Brain Injury, what are your options?
A TBI is a serious injury that requires years of medical care, attention, and cognitive rehabilitation. You need a specialized attorney, known for dealing with complex brain injury cases. Because TBIs are so common, it’s important you choose a lawyer who will get you the compensation you are entitled to for your pain and suffering and other damages. You shouldn’t have to deal with this on your own.
At Legler, Murphy & Battaglia, LLP, we regularly win cases for our clients who have experienced the debilitation of a catastrophic brain injury. If you or a loved one were involved in an accident that may have caused head trauma, we will help you determine if you have a case.
Our attorneys will review your case, and guide you through the steps you need to take to win so we can help you heal and recover!
Talk to a TBI personal injury attorney today
If you are injured or recovering, let us come to your home, the hospital or another convenient location. We can also arrange transportation for you at no cost. There are no fees or costs until we win your case.