He felt shook up just after the accident happened. Other than that, 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.
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 (TBI). 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 need to have your medical expenses covered. You should also be awarded compensation for what you have lost. You will need an expert who knows how to deal with such cases and will also work hard for you.
Tampa Lawyers Specializing in Brain Injuries: We Can Help
Our team has experts in TBI cases. We have the knowledge and the experience to go through all the processes necessary to get a positive outcome for you. Our team will work hard from the beginning and will not stop until your case is closed.
Dealing with a TBI Claim
Insurance companies will generally do what they can to avoid paying accident victims. They are far more interested in their own profits than doing the legally and morally right thing. Insurance companies can be especially difficult to work with on a TBI claim. They will often try to deny that there is even an injury.
Many will claim that medical professionals are not effective in diagnosing TBI. They might also try to blame your brain injury on a pre-existing condition and say it was not caused by the accident. If the insurance company sees an 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 only 22 years old when was involved in a T-bone accident. Her friend was driving when the accident occurred.
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 college 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 or TBI. Our team then started to gather evidence so that we could take Gabby’s case to court on her behalf. We were able to settle for the maximum payment 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 that 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, so you can focus on your treatment and recovery.
You deserve to get all the treatment you need for the best possible recovery. However, you might be worried about the cost. We are here to help make sure that the insurance company pays for your medical treatment. You will not need to compromise on the quality or type of medical care you receive. We will push for a settlement that covers everything. It would be unfair if you had to pay a single penny to get better.
What you have lost as a result of the accident will also be considered. If you have lost income from your job, 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. Athletic people may no longer be able to play sports. Even enjoying hobbies such as crafts or reading can be difficult.
You deserve compensation for all of these things. Our team of experts will push for a settlement that covers everything.
How Our Brain Injury Lawyers Will Help You Win Your Case
Our Tampa brain injury attorneys relentlessly pursued the best possible outcome in Gabby’s case. The insurance company tried to push us to settle for low offers. These offers were not sufficient, so we continued to push for what Gabby deserved.
Insurance companies often try to settle for low amounts out of court. We refuse these offers and take insurance companies to court to reach a settlement amount that reflects what the victim deserves.
Using Experts in Brain Injury Cases
A mild TBI can be very difficult to diagnose. In Gabby’s case, this meant that we had to recruit specialist experts to help us. We sent Gabby to a neurologist who had access to the latest MRI technology. He diagnosed a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI).
We also spoke with life care planning experts. They explained 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 helped us paint a picture that showed how Gabby was affected by the accident. We spoke with Gabby’s closest friends and family members. They explained how she changed after the accident. 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 favorite pastimes and how her quality of life had deteriorated overall.
With a diagnosis as well as testimony from experts and Gabby’s loved ones, we were able to put together a winning case for Gabby. She is now able to start rebuilding her life.
You Can Afford Us
Paying legal fees is likely another concern on your mind. The good news is that we do not charge you any money until your case is settled. If there is no settlement, you do not owe us a dime. This leaves you with financial peace of mind when hiring a Tampa brain injury lawyer.
If you 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 case as soon as possible. Our number is 1-813-530-1087.