Brain Injuries Sustained in Florida Car Accidents
Have you or a loved one suffered from a brain injury following a car accident? Our personal injury and motor vehicle accident lawyers, with offices in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, West Palm Beach, and Stuart, Florida, are experienced in fighting for clients who suffered from brain injuries sustained in Florida car accidents.
The main types of brain or head injuries from auto accidents and other personal injury incidents are usually categorized into four main categories. Traumatic brain injuries, otherwise known as TBIs, are serious and may have lifelong effects. It is critical that you have medical treatment immediately. It is also critical that you meet with a Florida trial attorney who is experienced in brain injury litigation.
Typical examples of brain & head injuries Following Car Accidents
There are three main types of traumatic brain injuries that oftentimes occur in car accidents in Florida.
A concussion is considered a brain injury caused by an impact to the head, shaking or a sudden movement, as typically occurs in auto accidents, especially rear-end car accidents. Frequently, a concussion will not show up in an imaging test. However, they should be considered serious and treated appropriately and quickly. If concussions are ignored and not treated promptly, individuals may suffer from long-standing effects.
You may experience headaches, memory loss, problems with concentration, and disorientation. Concussions can be dangerous if you have multiple concussions over time, or if you sustain a second concussion before the first heals. This is known as Second Impact Syndrome (SIS).
A contusion to the brain, or a cerebral contusion, is when the brain tissue bruises. Like bruises in other tissues, like the skin, cerebral contusions may be associated with multiple microhemorrhages of brain tissue.
Brain contusions may result from any impact on your head. For example, a contusion may happen in a motor vehicle accident, when your head impacts the visor or steering wheel.
If you experience an impact on your head, your brain may sustain a contusion directly under the area where the impact occurred, on the opposite side of the impact, when the brain impacts the other side of the skull, or in some cases, both. As with concussions, contusions may range from minor to very severe. The symptoms of cerebral contusions depend on the severity of the injury, ranging from minor to severe.
Individuals suffering from brain contusions following motor vehicle accidents may experience headaches, confusion, dizziness, sleepiness, loss of consciousness, nausea and vomiting, seizures, difficulty with coordination and movement, lightheadedness, tinnitus, and vertigo-type sensations. Individuals may also have difficulty with memory, vision, speech, hearing, and managing emotions. emotions.
Brain Injuries Sustained in Florida Car Accidents, including brain contusions, may be serious. After seeing a doctor, typically at the ER, we recommend that you schedule an immediate evaluation with a neurologist, who specializes in brain injuries. We suggest that you discuss with your ER doctor or neurologist a referral for a brain MRI.
3: Penetrating head injuries
Penetrating brain injuries occur when an object enters the skull and damages the brain. Such injuries are life-threatening emergencies. Penetrating head injuries may happen in an auto or truck accident, for example, when objects in the car, pieces of glass, or other objects penetrate the skull. This can happen in a car accident, for instance, when a piece of broken windshield penetrates the skull.
Our South Florida personal injury lawyer, Tim Nies, is experienced in the litigation of brain injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents. Tim, an Army Ranger Veteran, former EMT, and former lead insurance defense attorney, outworks automobile insurance company lawyers when fighting for his clients at personal injury mediations and Florida jury trials. Contact Tim day or night for a free consultation, either at your home or at our offices in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, West Palm Beach, and Stuart, Florida.
Tim also represents Longshoremen in Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claims and contractors in Defense Base Act claims, suffering from brain injuries sustained while working.
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