Head and Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers in Hollywood, FL
Accident Attorneys serving all of Florida, including Palm Beach County, Broward County & Miami-Dade County.
Brain injuries range from mild to severe, with traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) being the most damaging and tragic. Whether the impact was a light blow or penetrates the head, a TBI can be fatal. According to Florida Injury Facts, in 2012, traumatic brain injuries were related to 3,798 deaths. In addition, there were another 18,922 hospitalizations for non-fatal traumatic brain injuries. One of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are falls, followed by motor vehicle accidents.
What are the different types of brain injuries?
Brain injuries are serious and can lead to devastating outcomes. A few of the different types of brain injuries include:
Concussion: A mild traumatic brain injury caused by an impact to the head or whiplash, leading to the head and brain shaking enough to change the victim’s mental state.
Contusion: Blood underneath the skin due to trauma causing a bruise.
Coup contrecoup: A contusion present at both the site of the impact and the exact opposite end of the impact. This is due to the impact causing the brain to hit the other side of the head causing a second contusion.
Diffuse Axonal Injury: a DAI is similar to a concussion, though the brain is shaken much more violently, causing tears ranging from microscopic to large, which can be fatal.
The aforementioned brain injuries are all considered to be traumatic but range from mild to severe respectively.
What are the most common causes of brain injuries?
The most common causes of brain injuries involve motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, gunshot wounds, stroke, lack of oxygen, tumors, cancer, and brain infections. After enduring a traumatic event such as a car accident or slip and fall, if you have any of the following symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
- difficulty coordinating balance
- blurred vision in one or both eyes
- milder vision problems
- changes in sensory perception
- trouble speaking and swallowing
- personality changes
- difficulty forming sentences or choosing vocabulary
- trouble communicating
- difficulty with reason, focus and logic
- memory impairments
What is the most common head injury?
According to the National Center of Health Statistics, acquired brain trauma is the second most prevalent disability in the U.S., estimated at 13.5 million Americans. The most common head injury is concussion, due to its prevalence in sports. Fortunately, those who suffer a mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury) such as a concussion, will be back to normal functionality within 2-4 weeks. However, if not treated properly, the concussion can worsen over time. If you hit your head in an accident, make sure to seek medical care immediately, even if you do not feel pain. Ingrid Mchesco, M.D. suggests that those who have sustained a concussion unknowingly, not receiving proper care can “hinder a person’s capacity to fully heal and, in a far more severe outcome, put him or her at risk for another blow before shock from the prior collision has subsided.”
Can Hollywood, FL law firm help me seek compensation?
The prevalence of head and traumatic brain injuries has become an increasingly noticeable effect of car accidents, slip and falls, among other accidents. The lawyers at Scher and Scher Law Group, P.A. have extensive knowledge and care around the subject of clients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident. It is not uncommon for medical malpractice to take part in your injury as well, if it were overlooked after your accident. At Scher and Scher, it is important to us that you seek proper medical care immediately after your accident to prevent traumatic brain injuries from worsening. If you have been in a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall, or other accident, and have endured the pain and suffering of a traumatic brain injury, call our Hollywood, FL law firm today for a free consultation. After your accident, document the scene. You can do this by photographing evidence of negligence, such as the way your car is damaged in comparison to the way the other party’s car is damaged. Speaking to eyewitnesses is important to get their understanding of the accident to align with yours, especially for when the police arrive and begin to record your testimony.
At Scher and Scher Law Group, P.A. we want to be there for you in healing and receiving financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain, suffering, and possible loss of life’s enjoyment. We encourage you to call us today to schedule a free consultation with our outstanding staff. We offer a no-obligation, completely free case review, where we will review your case as if we have already taken it to court.