traumatic brain injury lawyer

Brain Injury Lawyer, Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Catastrophic and high impact accidents can very often result in Brain Injury or Traumatic Brain Injury ( TBI ) This can be the result of an auto accident, truck accident, Motorcycle accident and even a slip and fall injury. Brain damage is an injury that causes the destruction or deterioration of brain cells.

In the U.S., every year, about 1.5 million people have some type of brain injury.

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

All traumatic brain injuries are head injuries. But head injury is not necessarily brain injury. Traumatic brain injury can result in severe impediment, loss of income and long term care.

    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is caused by an external force — such as a blow to the head — that causes the brain to move inside the skull or damages the skull. This in turn damages the brain.
    An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) occurs at the cellular level. It is most often associated with pressure on the brain. This could come from a tumor. Or it could result from neurological illness, as in the case of a stroke.

The severity of brain damage can vary with the type of brain injury. A mild brain injury may be  temporary. It causes  headaches, confusion, memory problems, and nausea. In a moderate brain injury, symptoms can last longer and be more pronounced. In both cases, most patients make a good recovery although even in mild brain injury 15% of people will have persistent problems after one year.

With a severe  brain injury, the person may suffer life-changing and debilitating problems. He or she will have cognitive, behavioral, and physical disabilities.  People who are in a coma or a minimally responsive state may remain dependent on the care of others for the rest of their lives If your loved one has been injured due to negligence call for a brain injury lawyer

Florida Auto Accident Lawyers, Traumatic Auto Accident Injuries

 An Auto Accident in Florida can resulit in traumatic life changing injury.You will need an injury attorney or personal injury lawyer experienced in and able to review medical records for injuries. Not all injuries are alike. The intensity if the impact and size of vehicles will play a big part as to who walks away from a massive crash.

Traumatic Brain Injuries and car Accidents

Brain injuires are very serious auto accident injuries. There does not need to be an open wound to the skull for brain damage to have occurred. The forces created in automobile collisions combined with the hard surfaces in the small confinement the driver is trapped in allow many possible ways for the head to be damaged. However, some of the forces in car accidents are enough to simply cause the brain to internally smash into the internal walls of the skull, creating brain trauma, and leaving no external wound. The brain essentially keeps moving, while the head of the persons involved jerks and stops. This means of injury commonly can cause bruising and or brain hemorrhaging.

Another kind of trauma that is usually more serious is referred to as blunt trauma. This occurs when the heads of the persons involved in the accident come into violent contact with a stationary object, either in the vehicle, or outside (i.e. upon collision with something like the steering wheel, roof, etc… or upon collision with something after being thrown from the vehicle). In a case like this, the brain is actually injured opposite the point of collision. So, if someone violently hits his or her forehead on the steering wheel, the back of the brain has swiftly been pulled away from its relaxed position, and where the pulling has occurred, the injury occurs.

Back Injuries

The impact of a car accident and the resulting torque on the bodies of drivers and passengers can cause back injuries such as a sprain, strain, fracture, disc injury, thoracic spine injury, lumbar radiculopathy, and lumbar spine injury. Like neck injuries, sometimes the symptoms of even the most serious back injuries can take some time to show up after an accident, and just as often a back injury can cause longlasting pain and discomfort. 

Face Injuries and disfigurement

  In a car accident, injuries to the face can be caused by almost anything — including a steering wheel, dashboard, airbag, windshield, side window, car seats or shattered glass. These injuries range in severity from scrapes and bruises, to laceration and fractures, even Temporomandibular disorders of the jaw (TMJ) and serious dental injuries.

Psychological Injuries

Injuries caused by car accidents aren't limited to the physical. Especially after serious car accidents involving severe injuries and even loss of life, drivers and passengers may suffer short or long-term psychological injuries such as emotional distress, and may even develop conditions that closely resemble post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Other injuries Include:

  • Fracture,
  • Bleeding,
  • Head injury,
  • Chest injury,
  • Abdominal injury,

Doctors who treat Auto Accident Injuries:

  • Orthopedic surgeons,
  • Neurosurgeons,
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgeons,
  • Physiatrists,
  • Oral surgeons,
  • neurologists,

Lawyers who file cases for Auto Accident Injuires:

  • Personal Injury lawyers,
  • Wrongful death lawyers,
  • Negligence lawyers,

These types of lawyers file personal injury negligence lawsuits for individuals who  have been injured, physically or lost a loved one as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person