In 2017, car accidents injured more than 250,000 people in the state of Florida. These accidents not only cause broken bones, but they can also cause traumatic brain injuries that can change your life forever.
Traumatic brain injuries can vary in severity, ranging from a minor concussion to severe impairment for the rest of an individual’s life. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, a Miami car accident attorney can serve as your advocate and help you get the compensation you deserve. Our car accident lawyer in Miami has helped countless car accident victims get retribution for their medical costs, as well as the pain and suffering they have sustained—and we can help you, too.
Traumatic Brain Injury Defined
A traumatic brain injury (also referred to as a TBI), as the name suggests, is an injury that damages the brain. A TBI usually occurs after a person experiences blunt force trauma to the head or if his or her head is violently jolted—things that often occur in a car accident. Intense shaking of the head that causes the brain to move about inside the skull can also cause a TBI. According to estimates, more than 1.5 million people sustain TBIs every year.
Symptoms of a TBI
As mentioned, TBIs can range in severity, and so can their symptoms. If the injury is mild, such as a concussion, the symptoms do not generally pose a severe and immediate threat to the victim’s life. Nevertheless, medical care should still be sought to determine the injury’s severity, as well as whether it will progress over time.
TBIs that are more critical are usually accompanied by severe symptoms that can be life threatening. Some of the most common effects of a severe TBI include chronic and intense headaches, dizziness, loss of memory, changes in personality, seizures, drowsiness, changes in speech, loss of hearing, and much more. In extreme cases, a severe TBI can leave a victim in a permanent coma that requires life support. In other words, a severe TBI can be life altering or life threatening, and it requires immediate and often intense, long-lasting medical care.
Car accidents can severely rock or jolt the head. The more forceful the impact, the greater the chances of a TBI and the more severe the TBI will be.
In many cases, car accidents are the result of careless driving, and they are completely avoidable. Driving while texting, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, violating the rules of the road, or driving aggressively are some of the most common causes of car accidents—and all of these causes are preventable.
Why You Should Contact a Miami Car Accident Lawyer
Whether a TBI is mild or severe, medical care is essential, the cost of which can be astronomical. Add to that the pain and suffering the injuries can cause and how life altering they can be, and you could be looking at serious financial hardship.
If the car accident that caused a TBI was the result of someone else’s negligence, our car accident law firm in Miami can help you get the financial compensation you need and deserve. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation and find out how we can help you through this difficult time.
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