Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Florida

Jacksonville brain injury and brain damage lawyer

In severe cases, traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be incapacitating and life-altering — physically, socially and financially. When the negligent or willful acts of other parties cause these injuries, victims have the right to pursue compensation to pay for expensive therapy, other medical treatments and assisted care.

Your Jacksonville brain injury lawyer at Fallgatter & Catlin, P.A. has the in-depth knowledge, access to medical experts and exceptional legal skills essential for winning personal injury claims based on traumatic brain injury. Each attorney at our firm has a wealth of knowledge, extensive experience and a successful track record in taking on such cases.

Understanding traumatic brain injuries

A TBI occurs when a forceful action, such as violent shaking or a blow to the head crushes the brain against the inside the skull. While traumatic brain injury may result from an object penetrating the skull, neither penetration nor contact with the head has to take place in order for TBI to occur. Although the law does not categorize birth injuries or brain damage resulting from oxygen deprivation, toxic substances or congenital disease as TBIs, these conditions may provide grounds for medical malpractice claims in certain specific situations.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of TBI in the United States, resulting in 35.2 percent of these cases.. Motor vehicle crashes are the second most common cause of TBI, at 17.3 percent. Severe whiplash from an automobile accident, forceful jarring during sports activity or vigorous shaking from any source may result in brain injuries.

Traumatic brain injury symptoms

While TBI can cause unconsciousness, victims of head injuries may display more subtle TBI symptoms. Indications of traumatic brain injury may include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Sleeping disorder
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Lowered pulse or breathing rate
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Numbness
  • Shock
  • Anxiety
  • Fluid drainage from nose/ears

Sometimes traumatic brain injury goes undetected. MRI, CT scan, PET scan and EEG technologies may be used to reveal TBI. Also in some cases, TBI symptoms do not manifest immediately after an injury, so victims don’t seek essential medical treatment that could help prevent further damage. Individuals who suffer head injuries should see a doctor as soon as possible even if he or she experience no symptoms.

Contact an experienced Jacksonville brain injury lawyer for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, we encourage you to take advantage of a consultation with an experienced Jacksonville brain injury attorney, which we offer at no cost or obligation. Contact us online or call our office at (904) 353-5800.

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