When your life, or the life of someone you love has been altered by a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the confusion, anger and frustration you are experiencing is completely understandable. This is often compounded by the financial problems you now face and the roadblocks you are forced to overcome to prove your injuries and recover sufficient damages for your TBI. At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, our Boca Raton injury lawyers are passionate about righting the wrong. Trust us to fight for maximum compensation for your injuries. With extensive experience in litigating both personal injury and medical malpractice claims, our injury attorneys are well-equipped to meet the challenges of a complex TBI claim. Our team has the experience, resources, medical knowledge and extensive courtroom litigation skills to aggressively pursue your claim with persistence and dedication.
Essentially, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) means that your brain experienced trauma which caused injury. This injury can range from mild and short-lived, to catastrophic and fatal. You may already know about TBIs due to the media attention regarding head impact injuries in NFL players and the serious blast wounds suffered by our soldiers. And indeed, these are examples of very real injuries with extreme and devastating consequences. However, war veterans and professional athletes are only a small percentage of TBI sufferers. Any injury to the head should be treated right away, no matter how severe you may initially perceive it to be. It is also important to note that you or a loved one may suffer a TBI even if the event or accident which caused it didn’t appear to be very serious, or you didn’t lose consciousness. Common causes and accidents potentially resulting in traumatic brain injuries:
So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:
Number One: See a doctor immediately.
A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.
A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care.
Number Two: Write everything down.
Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain.
You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered.
Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.
Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them.
So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.
The life-altering effects of a traumatic brain injury can often be permanent. From personality changes and mood swings, cognitive and behavioral problems to psychological stress and dire financial impact, a TBI takes a devastating toll on you and your entire family. When a brain injury is the result of another party’s negligence, our Boca Raton injury lawyers take every step necessary to ensure the negligent party is held accountable. Financial compensation can help in many ways, including:
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The Boca Raton personal injury lawyers at Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC are all too familiar with the obstacles and complex legalities required to move forward with a legal claim for a traumatic brain injury following an accident. We work tirelessly to prove your case and obtain the maximum financial compensation to help you and your family move forward. Call (561) 293-2600 or contact us online to learn more about our services and what we can accomplish together.