Tallahassee Brain Injury Attorney
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a serious health problem in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 2.5 million visits to the emergency department, hospitalizations or deaths related to traumatic brain injuries in the United States in 2010.
Traumatic brain injuries can be physically damaging and can result in death or permanent disability in severe cases. Additionally, traumatic brain injuries are often emotionally distressing and financially debilitating.
If you’ve experienced a traumatic brain injury due to the actions or negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as the cost of any medical bills and other costs or losses you may have incurred.
Causes and Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury
The CDC points to the following as the leading causes of TBI:
- falls, 40.5 percent;
- struck by/against, 15.5 percent;
- motor vehicle accidents, 14.3 percent;
- assaults, 10.7 percent; and
- unknown/other, 19.0 percent.
Following an accident, victims should seek medical evaluation for proper diagnosis. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the symptoms of a TBI include:
- loss of consciousness;
- blurred vision or tired eyes;
- ringing in the ears;
- a bad taste in the mouth;
- a change in sleep patterns;
- behavioral or mood changes; and
- difficulty with memory or concentration.
Accident victims who suffer a blow to the head, fall or other accident that results in head trauma should seek medical attention immediately. Additionally, if you have been the victim of a TBI, act quickly to recover compensation.
You Have No Time to Waste
If you’re the victim of a TBI and have experienced adverse effects as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. If someone else caused your traumatic brain injury — such as an assault, motor vehicle accident or failure to maintain a safe property — retain an attorney for counsel immediately.
In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases founded upon negligence is four years after the accident happened. Therefore, it is imperative that you act now.
Consult a Personal Injury Attorney
If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury due to the actions of someone else – whether in a traffic accident, slip and fall, or other serious accident –set up a consultation with an attorney. A personal injury attorney can help guide you through the claim-filing process and provide you with more information about your case and the type of compensation you may be eligible to recover.
If you have suffered physically or emotionally as a result of a traumatic brain injury, call the attorneys at Barrett, Fasig & Brooks in Tallahassee today. We can help you get started with the claims-filing process immediately. Contact us today at 850-224-3310 to set up your free initial consultation.