Delray Beach Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any type of injury to the brain caused by a violent blow or force to the head. Though TBI can result from many different accident scenarios, motor vehicle collisions are often behind this severe medical condition. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those most at risk for TBI in a traffic accident are teenagers and adults under age 44 years. Unfortunately, the damage to the brain after TBI usually not reversible and will impact many aspects of the victim’s life – if he or she survives.
However, you do have rights under Florida law as the victim of a TBI. You may be able to recover compensation for your losses, but you will need a skilled attorney to pursue the responsible driver. Please contact our Delray Beach traumatic brain injury lawyers at Leifer & Ramirez for more information or to schedule a consultation regarding your claim.
Extensive, Long-Term Complications from Traumatic Brain Injuries
The human brain is a massively complex organ, and one of its functions is to communicate with other parts of the body. If there is any damage to this messaging system, such as through a TBI, the victim may suffer severe limitations. The specifics of the complications of TBI will vary based upon which part of the brain is affected, but long-term consequences may include:
- Cognitive and memory issues;
- Physical and developmental disabilities;
- Behavioral problems;
- Emotional distress, such as uncontrollable feelings, anxiety, aggression, depression, and others;
- Problems with motor issues, including physical coordination and balance; and,
- Other complications.
Types of Brain Injuries
Though not all injuries to the head are TBI, any violent impact that affects the brain can be serious. For example:
A general head Injury can lead to temporary brain damage, which causes impairment ranging from months to years. Permanent brain damage will affect the victim for the rest of his or her life.
A concussion occurs when the soft tissue of the brain comes into contact with the skull due to a blow or force. The victim may lose consciousness or feel dazed, but a serious car accident can result in permanent brain damage. There are numerous medical conditions associated with brain damage.
Treatment for Brain Injuries
In most cases, only a specialized brain scan can provide an accurate diagnosis for TBI and determine the extent of the damage. Interestingly, many victims will suffer a TBI, concussion, or head injury and not even be aware that they are suffering from a serious medical condition. Since symptoms may take time to develop, and considering the severe nature of TBI, it is essential to seek immediate medical attention any time you are in an accident.
Call Now to Set Up a Free Consultation with a Delray Beach Brain Injury Lawyer
For more information on your rights after suffering a TBI or similar injuries in a car accident, please contact Leifer & Ramirez at 561-660-9421. You can also go online to schedule a free case assessment regarding your legal remedies as a victim of TBI.