St. Petersburg Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Traumatic brain injuries, often referred to as TBIs, are one of the most serious injuries you can sustain. They occur when a bump, blow, or jolt to the head causes a physical injury to the brain. While they can vary significantly in terms of severity, even a mild TBI is a serious matter that requires prompt medical attention.
If you have sustained a TBI, it is very likely that you have suffered substantial losses, including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life, just to name a few. For this reason, it is important that you discuss your case with an attorney as soon as you can to determine whether you can recover compensation.
What is TBI in Florida?
Traumatic brain injuries can impact your life in a number of ways, none of which are for the better. Even people who sustain mild concussions (a form of TBI) can experience symptoms on a daily basis, sometimes for weeks or even months. TBI symptoms can keep people from working, attending school or studying, or even engaging in recreational activities that they enjoyed before their injury. Some of the more common symptoms associated with traumatic brain injuries include the following:
- Sleep disturbances
- Difficulty concentrating
- Emotional problems
- Sensitivity to light and sound
What Kinds of Accidents can Cause TBIs?
Any type of accident that can result in a head injury has the potential to cause a TBI. In fact, TBIs can occur even when the head does not come into contact with another object – for example, if the head snaps forward and backward on the neck (as in a whiplash accident) with enough force, it can cause the brain to hit against the inside of the skull, potentially causing a TBI. Some examples of accidents that can result in brain injuries include the following:
• Car accidents
• Slip and falls
• Truck accidents
• Pedestrian accidents
• Bicycle accidents
• Sport accidents
• Accidents caused by defective products
• Medical malpractice
• Premises liability accidents
• Recreational accidents
Will You Be Able to Recover Compensation?
Whether or not you will be able to recover compensation for the injuries you have sustained depends on whether your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence. “Negligence” has a very specific meaning in personal injury law, and it can be hard to identify without significant legal training. For this reason, it is critical for anyone who has sustained a TBI to have their case reviewed by an experienced lawyer.
When you meet with an attorney, he or she ask you how your accident occurred and determine whether you not you may have a legal claim. In some cases, whether or not negligence occurred may not be clear, and you lawyer may choose to conduct an investigation in order to gather evidence indicating that your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. If you do have a claim, your lawyer will attempt to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company handling your case or with the at-fault party. If he or she cannot reach an acceptable settlement agreement, you attorney may file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Call Berkowitz & Meyer Today to Speak with a St. Petersburg TBI Lawyer
If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury in an accident caused by someone else, there is a good chance that you will be able to recover compensation for the losses you have experienced. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, call Berkowitz & Meyer today at 727-344-0123 or send us an email through our online contact form.