Orlando Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Traumatic brain injuries are a predominant cause of death and disability in the U.S., contributing to about 30% of all injury deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Traumatic brain injuries can happen to individuals of any age. When someone is the victim of an accident, carelessness, negligence, or a willful act that results in a TBI, who can they turn to for help?
It is essential to hire a Florida personal injury law firm that has the knowledge and experience to prosecute a traumatic brain injury case if you have been injured due to someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or willful act. We listen to you, help identify the parties liable for causing your injuries, and help you plan a strategy to maximize your compensation.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury can result from almost any type of accident that subjects the victim’s head to a violent blow, significant jerk, or jolt. When an object pierces or splits the skull, a TBI can result.
Causes of a TBI can include:
- Assault & battery
- Active-duty combat injuries
- Bicycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Catastrophic accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sports accidents
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
Suppose you or someone close to you sustained a brain injury due to the negligence of a person or company. In that case, Fighter Law TBI attorneys will evaluate your case, help determine a legal course of action, and pursue compensation for your injuries.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
A TBI might be classified as mild, moderate, or severe TBI. Depending on the nature of the accident and how the person injured their head, traumatic brain injury might not show up for days or weeks.
A TBI is classified as mild if loss of consciousness, confusion, and disorientation is less than thirty minutes. Symptoms can include headache, nausea, speech problems, dizziness, or loss of balance.
Moderate TBI occurs when a loss of consciousness lasts a few hours, confusion, cognitive, physical or behavioral impairments last for days, weeks, or months. Symptoms could include headache, attention deficits, memory problems, frustration, mood swings, or difficulty thinking.
Severe TBI is a result of prolonged unconsciousness or a coma. Symptoms can include cognitive impairment, the limited function of arms and legs, abnormal speech, and emotional and behavior problems. The victim might have temporary or permanent brain damage and may not recall what happened.
Thomas Feiter is Board Certified by the Florida Bar and AV Rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. He has over a decade of successful legal experience and is driven to get you the best possible results for your injury case.
How a Traumatic Brain Injury Affects Your Daily Life
According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, roughly 2% of the U.S. population—or at least 5.3 million people—live with a TBI.
For most individuals with a traumatic brain injury, the recovery process is lengthy and challenging. Many TBI patients are never able to make a complete recovery. Moderate and severe traumatic brain injury often leads to a lifetime of physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes. Such changes may affect a person’s ability to function in everyday life.
Those with moderate to severe TBI usually suffer from many chronic health problems. After hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation, approximately 50% of TBI patients will further decline in their daily functioning or die within five years of their injury.
Our personal injury lawyers at Fighter Law understand the impact that a traumatic brain injury might have on the victim and their family. The victim may undergo months of medical care and endure significant financial hardship. Our attorneys will fight to win maximum compensation while you focus on your recovery and rebuilding your life.
What Types of Compensation Can a Traumatic Brain Injury Victim Receive?
Traumatic brain injuries are life-changing and a challenge for everyone affected. At Fighter Law, our brain injury lawyers understand the challenges that individuals and those close to them face when suffering from a brain injury. When you suffer a traumatic brain injury in Orlando, you need a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney on your side that will investigate and establish evidence to prove a claim of negligence against the at-fault party. The types of compensation you may expect include:
- Reimbursement for your medical expenses, such as hospital stays, pain medication, and physical therapy. Suppose your injury creates the need for ongoing medical care. In that case, you can request compensation to assist with future medical bills and any necessary modifications to your home or vehicle after the accident.
- Lost income, including payment for the time you were unable to work while recuperating, as well as any future loss of wages.
- Physical pain and emotional suffering are the physical and emotional trauma an injured person experiences during the accident and the recovery process.
- Punitive damages are sometimes considered when the defendant’s conduct was particularly irresponsible. For example, a drunk driver might be asked to pay punitive damages to deter further bad behavior.
Negligence is a failure to exercise the appropriate level of care. To successfully demonstrate negligence, the plaintiff’s lawyer must prove:
- Duty of reasonable care: A relationship between the plaintiff and defendant required the defendant to exercise a certain standard of care to avoid harming the plaintiff.
- Breach of Duty: The defendant breached their duty of required reasonable care.
- Cause: The defendant’s carelessness caused the plaintiff’s injury.
In every traumatic brain injury law case, Fighter Law will take care of the legal particulars while keeping you up-to-date on your claim’s progress at every step. We will evaluate your accident to establish that the liable party owed you a duty of care and failed to act appropriately.
Speak with an Experienced Orlando Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Don’t just hire a lawyer—hire a fighter! Choosing Fighter Law to represent you is the best decision you can make. We are a top-rated Florida law firm. Our Orlando, Florida attorneys have successfully represented thousands of clients, winning substantial compensation awards for them.
Our personal injury lawyers do not charge you a fee until we win your case, so we are constantly working for your best interest. Fighter Law will protect your rights and fight for a fair verdict or settlement that provides you maximum compensation for your brain injury.
Call us at 407-344-4837 to set up your free consultation with a Fighter Law Traumatic Brain injury attorney.