The human brain is incredibly complex, and despite the advances of modern medicine, much of the brain remains a mystery. Unfortunately, this also means the medical community often struggles to understand, diagnose, and treat brain injuries.
A serious brain injury can change the victim’s life forever. Even a moderate brain injury can impact your work performance, your relationships, and your quality of life. Yet despite such effects, proving the existence of a moderate brain injury can often prove a challenge.
That is why at Morgan & Morgan in Orlando, our brain injury attorneys rely upon a distinguished network of cognitive, neurological, and psychological experts to vindicate our brain injured clients – and help them and their families receive the compensation they deserve. Contact us for a free consultation today.
What Causes a Brain Injury?
A direct and significant impact to the victim’s head, such as in an auto accident or by falling construction material, is what typically comes to mind. But the medical community is coming to understand just how sensitive the brain can be, and that significant brain injuries can be caused by seemingly moderate or even minor impacts.
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, a direct impact to the head is not necessarily the only cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Significant injury to the brain can also be caused by periods of rapid acceleration, deceleration, or change in direction. This is because the brain sits inside the skull surrounded by a cushion of fluid. Also, the brain is not rigidly attached to the skull at any point and, thus, can be thrown against the inside of the skull and injured when subjected to a high degree of inertial force.
This type of brain injury is often referred to as a closed head injury. If you live in Orlando or elsewhere, a doctor can explain more thoroughly how a brain injury can occur even when there is no actual impact to the head and no external head injury.
The Impact of TBI
The impact of traumatic brain injury can vary and may not be noticed immediately. While victims of severe TBI in Florida may suffer significant cognitive impairments, victims of less severe TBI can still experience the following:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty with concentration
- Personality changes
- Psychological symptoms
In the case of a closed head injury, these symptoms may resolve in weeks or may last for months or years. In some cases, they may be permanent and can result in difficulties in your career and your family life.
For some victims of moderate to severe brain injury in Florida, the existence of TBI may be clearly shown through CT scans and other diagnostic testing.
Mild to moderate TBI, however, may not show up on objective scans and may only be revealed through cognitive testing and observation. In either case, the impact is all too clear for the victims and their families.
What Have We Won for Our Clients?
Morgan & Morgan has a reputation and a track record for success, winning our clients settlements and verdicts that can be worth millions of dollars. Our brain injury attorneys in Orlando are no exception. Some of these settlements 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, as well as the life of her unborn child.
- $615,000 a van, poorly maintained by the business van owner, 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 unlit area, causing a head injury and both neurological and physical disability.
Speak to a Skilled Orlando Brain Injury Lawyer
If your life or the life of a loved one has been turned upside down by a brain injury in Florida caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
At Morgan & Morgan, our Orlando brain injury attorneys have the experience to help clients with TBI. We work with distinguished experts in the cognitive and neurological fields to help our clients prove their cases and get the compensation they deserve.
If you have been involved in an accident and believe you are experiencing the effects of TBI, contact Morgan & Morgan today online or at (407) 420-1414 to have your case evaluated by an experienced attorney.