Of all the injuries one can possibly sustain from an accident, injuries involving the head and brain are often the most tragic. Unfortunately, they are a common outcome of car collisions, slips and falls, and many other types of accident.
This kind of injury, known as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), can be life-altering. Recovery can take anywhere from a few weeks to many years, and some people will never recover entirely. Even in mild cases, the person may suffer from headaches, mood swings, or other symptoms that persist long after the accident.
It is important to get medical attention after any kind of accident, but if the accident involves striking or jolting of the head, it is absolutely critical. The longer a person with a traumatic brain injury waits to get treatment, the less likely it is that they will make a full recovery. Some people may sustain such an injury and not even realize it.
Compensation for a brain/head injury
If you’ve sustained a traumatic brain injury from an accident and you want to seek compensation, it’s important that you get the help of a qualified legal counselor. The complexities of a brain injury can affect your case.
For one, the amount of compensation you’re entitled to may be difficult to estimate without special consideration. Traumatic brain injuries can cause subtle impairments in social and occupational functioning, and these may not be obvious right away.
There may also be legal stipulations for brain injuries sustained in a car accident. Because of Florida’s no-fault law, most injuries are the responsibility of the injured party’s insurance carrier, and not the driver at fault. However, a lawsuit is sometimes possible if the injuries are particularly severe, and in the case of brain injuries, this can be difficult to determine.
Katherine can help you
Katherine is an experienced legal counselor, with a focus on personal injury and workers’ compensation. She has represented the survivors of accidents and recognizes the uniqueness of each case.
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