Accidents that result in a brain injury are truly traumatic, and the physical and emotional healing process can be a long and harrowing one. Astronomical medical bills, lost wages, and other financial hardships can make recovery even more difficult for both the victim and their family.
Brain injuries have the potential to cause permanent damage to a victim’s life. That’s why it is essential to consult with an experienced Kissimmee brain injury attorney, in order to ensure you recover the compensation you need and deserve to support yourself and your family.
If you or someone you love has sustained a brain injury due to another’s careless behavior, our attorneys in Kissimmee may be able to help. Fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form today to learn what we can do for you.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of brain injuries include:
- Car, motorcycle, truck accidents;
- Assault; and
- Unintentional blunt force trauma.
In the cases of falls and unintentional blunt force trauma, these may occur due to an injury on the job due to the negligence of a company. Medical errors can also cause brain injury, such as medical malpractice during the delivery of a newborn, or a mistake during surgery.
Symptoms of Mild Brain Injuries
Even a mild brain injury can have serious consequences for your health. According to Mayo Clinic, some of the symptoms of mild brain injuries include:
- Memory loss;
- Impaired sight, smell, or taste;
- Decreased attention or trouble concentrating; and
- Sleep disorders.
The Impacts of a Traumatic Brain Injury
More severe brain injuries, such as Traumatic Brain Injury, can have truly devastating impacts on a person’s life. Victims of TBIs can experience the following:
- Significant cognitive impairment;
- Memory loss;
- Personality changes; or
- Psychological trauma.
While some TBIs may resolve in weeks or months, others can last a lifetime, which poses serious difficulties for a victim’s career, family, and ability to enjoy life.
What Compensation Can I Receive in a Brain Injury Lawsuit?
If you a file a brain injury suit, you may able to recover compensation in the following forms:
Economic: Compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, and in the case of severe brain injury that renders the victim unable to return to work, loss of earning capacity.
Noneconomic: Compensation for general damages including pain and suffering, disfigurement, paralysis, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Wrongful Death: In the worst cases, if the brain injury is fatal, the family of the victim may be able to recover compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. They may be able to receive compensation for financial damages including funeral costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, or loss of companionship.
How Our Attorneys May be Able to Help You
Although past victories don’t guarantee future results, our attorneys in Kissimmee have a proven track record of success recovering compensation for victims of brain injuries. Some of our settlements in Central Florida include:
- $5.8 million on behalf of a family after a car crash left a pregnant mother and her 3-year-old son with permanent brain damage.
- $615,000 after a poorly maintained van rolled over on the highway, causing traumatic brain injuries to the driver.
- $475,000 after a pedestrian was struck by a bus at night in an poorly lit area, causing both neurological and physical disability.
If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury, we may be able to help. Fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form to learn if you could be eligible for compensation.