He felt shook up after just after the accident happened. Other than that, though, he felt OK. He didn’t think there was any reason to be concerned. Then the painful and regular headaches started. He also had difficulty remembering even simple things for some reason. He just did not feel right overall. Even his relationships with people close to him began to suffer. He lost his friends and his girlfriend broke up with him. Nobody could quite understand what was wrong with him. Even he couldn’t explain it.
What he didn’t know was that he had suffered from a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the accident. These will often go undiagnosed because the symptoms are not always obvious. Even medical professionals can miss them. They can destroy the lives of the victim and of those close to them. They can also be fatal.
Signs of Brain Injuries
The most common signs of injury our lawyers see include headaches, confusion, and disorientation. Other signs include nausea, vertigo, headaches, and an inability to track with your eyes.
Every year around 1.7 million Americans suffer from a traumatic brain injury. Around 136,000 of these injuries occur in Florida. Slip, trips, and Falls and car accidents are the biggest causes of non-fatal mild TBIs in Florida.
If you have been diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury, your own health should come first. You will also need a Tampa brain injury lawyer because you will need to have medical costs covered for you. You should also be awarded compensation for what you have lost. You will need an expert that will do the hard work for you and knows how to deal with such cases.
Tampa Lawyers Specializing in Brain Injury: We Can Help
Our team has experts in dealing with TBI cases. We have the expertise and the experience to go through all processes necessary to get to a positive outcome for you. Our team will work hard from the moment we get started and will not stop until the case is closed.
Dealing with a TBI Claim
Insurance companies will generally do what they can to avoid paying out to victims. They are far more interested in their own profits. Insurance companies can be especially difficult to work with on a TBI claim. They will often try to deny that there is an injury altogether. Many will try and claim that techniques are not effective enough at diagnosing an injury. They might also try to blame it on a pre-existing condition and say it was not a result of the accident. If they see any opportunity to avoid paying, they will take it.
Example: T-Bone Case With a 22-Year-Old Student
Gabby was a student at South Florida University. She was just 22 years old at the time. She was involved in a T-bone accident. Her friend was driving when the accident took place.
After the accident, things started getting bad for Gabby. Everything started going wrong. She struggled with her studies. She broke up with her long-term boyfriend. She even ended up dropping out of university altogether. Was it due to depression? Was it due to being away from home for so long? She suspected it was related to the accident.
Gabby spoke to us and we sent her to a neurologist in North Tampa. They diagnosed a mild traumatic brain injury. Our team then started to gather evidence so that we could take Gabby’s case to court for her. We were able to settle for the maximum policy possible. We were able to make sure Gabby finally got the rehabilitation she needed.
Calculating a Brain Injury Settlement
The first and most important thing is to make sure you are treated. This can be a very traumatic time for the victim. Your loved ones will also be under a lot of stress. We will do all the work for you. You can focus on treatment and recovering.
You deserve to get all the treatment you need for the best possible recovery. You might be worried about the cost. We are here to help make sure the insurance carriers pay. They will also pay the for medical treatment directly. You will not need to compromise on quality or type of medical treatment you need. We will push for a settlement that covers everything. It would be unfair if you had to pay a single penny.
What you have lost as a result of the accident will also be considered. If you have lost income from your career, this will be included. You will also be compensated for any pain or other discomforts you might be experiencing. A mild TBI can also lead to a considerable drop in the quality of your life. You may not be able to play with your kids anymore. Sporting people may no longer be able to take part. Even enjoying hobbies such as crafts or hobbies can be difficult. You deserve compensation for all of these things. Our team of expert will push for the settlement that covers everything.
How A Brain Injury Lawyers Will Help Win Your Case
Our Tampa Brain Injury Attorneys relentlessly pursued the best possible outcome in Gabby’s case. The insurance companies tried to encourage us to settle for low offers. They were not enough so we continued to push for what Gabby deserved. Insurance companies often try to settle for low amounts out of court. We refuse and take them to court for an amount that fairly reflects what the victim deserves.
Bringing in Experts For Brain Injury Cases
A mild TBI can be very difficult to diagnose. This meant we had to recruit specialist experts to help us. We sent Gabby to a specialist neurologist that had access to that latest MRI technology. He was able to diagnose a mild traumatic brain injury.
We also spoke with life care planning experts. These were able to explain what the future held for Gabby. They were able to detail the costs of her treatment and rehabilitation.
Speaking with Witnesses
It is important to get an idea of the victim’s life before and after the accident. This will help us paint a picture that shows how Gabby was affected by the accident. This can be very hard for the victim to do alone, though. We spoke with Gabby’s closest friends and family. They were able to explain how she changed after the accident. They explained how she was no longer able to cope with certain things. How she was no longer able to make plans. How she was no longer able to enjoy her favourite pastimes and how her quality of life had deteriorated overall.
With a diagnosis from the experts and witness testimonies, we were able to put together a winning case for Gabby. She is now able to begin putting the pieces back together and start rebuilding her life.
You Can Afford Us
Having to pay for lawyers’ fees is likely to be another concern on your mind. The good news, though, is that we do not charge until your case is settled. If there is no settlement, there is still no fee. This leaves you with peace of mind financially where hiring a lawyer is concerned.
If you do have any questions, contact us at any time. We will be delighted to help you win your case. We charge nothing for a consultation and for us to explain to you how we can help you. Just pick up the phone and we can get to work on winning your settlement as soon as possible.