There are many patients in Broward County, Florida living with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). These injuries can occur as a result of workplace accidents, car collisions, falls, swimming pool incidents and other causes. Unfortunately, a TBI can be one of the most life-changing and expensive injuries you can face and whole Broward County has some excellent hospitals and specialists to help you, you may wish to consult with a brain injury attorney in Broward County to seek compensation so you can pay for quality care.
What Are Traumatic Brain Injuries?
TBIs usually occur when the skull is hit or shaken with great force. In a car crash, for example, a passenger’s head may crash against the dashboard during impact. When this happens, the brain inside the skull bounces around. Because it is soft, it sustains damage when it collides against the hard surface of the skull. This causes the brain tissue to get damaged or bruised, leading to swelling, bleeding and other damage.
Sometimes during a brain injury, the brain bounces against once side of the skull and then collides with the opposite side of the skull due to the impact, causing injuries on two sides of the brain. After a brain injury, swelling and bleeding inside the brain can occur, which can cause additional damage. When the brain swells, especially, there is no room inside the skull and as the brain pushes against the walls of the skull additional damage happens. This is a life-threatening situation.
A less-common brain injury occurs when an object, such as a bullet, pierces the skull and directly injures brain tissue.
What Are the Symptoms of a TBI?
One of the challenging things about brain injuries is that symptoms may not be present right away. In some cases, a person will sustain a potentially fatal injury but will feel fine. Tragically, this has caused some individuals to put off seeking treatment until it is too late. If you have hit your head or suspect you may have a brain injury, seek emergency medical help, even if you have no symptoms. Over time, you may develop symptoms if you have a TBI, and these can include:
- Personality changes
- Vision problems
- Cognitive Impairment
- Balance problems
- Speech impairment
- Loss of consciousness
Researchers are still investigating the long-term effects of brain injuries, but growing evidence suggests that even so-called mild brain injuries can lead to personality changes, depression, and struggles later on, even many years after the injury.
What Should You Do After a Brain Injury?
Fortunately, Broward County has specialists and hospitals to help TBI patients. However, treatment, including rehabilitation, surgery, medication, and other treatments, are expensive and TBI patients may not be able to return to work.
If your injuries have been caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have options to seek compensation so you can replace lost income and pay for quality care to give you the best chance of recovering from your injury.
Contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a Broward County brain injury claims attorney. Your first consultation is free and comes with no obligation.