Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most serious accident injuries in Central Florida. Many TBI victims are left with long-term cognitive, physical, and social impairments which can have a devastating effect on the lives of the victim and their families.
Victims of TBIs often experience damages as a result of their injuries, such as ongoing medical expenses or being unable to return to their previous jobs. If their brain injuries were the result of the negligent actions of another, they may be able to recover compensation for their losses by filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. A Central Florida brain injury lawyer can help.
If your life has been turned upside down by a brain injury that was caused by the careless actions of another, contact Rivas Law Group at (877) 299-5539. Central Florida personal injury attorney Tania Rivas is here to fight for the total compensation you are owed for your accident-related brain injuries.
Causes of Brain Injuries
A TBI can be caused by a bump, blow, or sudden jerk to the head, or penetration by a foreign object like a knife or bullet. Almost any type of accident can result in a TBI:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Firearm accidents
- Contact sports
- Slip, trips, and falls
- Violent crimes
- Medical malpractice
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
TBIs can be physical, psychological, or both. Some common symptoms associated with TBIs are as follows:
- Severe headaches
- Blurred vision
- Impaired cognitive, social, and/or motor skills
- Slurred speech
- Ringing in the ears
Brain Injuries Require Immediate Medical Treatment
Symptoms of a concussion or other TBI can develop immediately after the injury or slowly over a period of hours or days. It’s important to get a doctor’s opinion after any kind of head injury however minor it may seem. Delays in treating a brain injury can have catastrophic, even fatal, consequences.
Your next move after seeking medical treatment is to speak to Central Florida brain injury lawyer Tania Rivas of Rivas Law Group. Victims of TBIs are often unable to return to work and face current and long-term medical expenses as a result of their injuries. When a brain injury is caused by someone else’s negligent actions, you should not have to carry these financial burdens.
However, to collect compensation from the responsible party, you’ll have to be able to show that:
- You were involved in an accident.
- You were injured in the accident.
- The other party was at-fault for the accident that caused you injuries.
- You’ve suffered damages as a result of your accident-related injuries.
Tania Rivas has represented clients across Central Florida in a wide variety of injury cases. She possesses the experience and resources to assist you in every aspect of a Central Florida personal injury claim, from collecting the evidence (photos, eyewitness testimony, medical records, police records, etc.) to support your claim to aggressively negotiating your case with the at-fault party’s insurance company or fighting it in court. Tania has recovered millions in settlements for her clients, including $1.4 million for a client who suffered spinal injuries and traumatic brain injuries after being rear-ended by a dump truck on Ulmerton Road in Clearwater, FL.
Frequently Asked Questions About Brain Injury Claims in Central Florida
What are the different types of brain injuries?
There are several types of brain injuries:
● Closed head brain injuries – The skull sustains blunt force trauma after striking or being struck by an object.
● Penetration brain injuries – Also known as open-head brain injuries. The skull is penetrated, causing damage to the brain.
● Diffuse axonal injuries – Also known as a deceleration TBI. These TBIs can occur when the brain is shaken back and forth inside the skull.
● Hypoxia – A TBI caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain
● Metabolic disorders – TBIs resulting from exposure to certain types of chemicals or toxins
TBIs can also result from tumors, strokes, and arterial hemorrhage or hematoma.
What damages can I recover in a brain injury claim?
● Compensatory / Economic damages are generally the losses a plaintiff can assign a dollar amount to. They include loss of earnings, loss of future earnings, medical bills, household expenses, property damage, etc.
● Non-Economic damages are things like pain and suffering, mental and emotional anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life. These can be more difficult to calculate than compensatory/economic damages.
● Exemplary / Punitive damages are intended to punish the negligent party.
How Much Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?
It’s impossible to predict how much money you’ll recover in a personal injury claim since every case is unique. There are many factors that determine the amount of compensation you’ll recover for your brain injuries. Your lawyer will work with you to make sure you are getting what you deserve for your injury.
Contact Rivas Law Group Today
You can contact Rivas Law Group through our website or call us at (877) 299-5539 to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation with Central Florida brain injury attorney Tania Rivas.