Sarasota Brain Injury Lawyers
Even a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) from an accident can affect a person’s ability to lead a normal life. Brain damage, no matter how mild or severe, is often a silent injury. There may not be broken bones or bruises to show physical evidence of a brain injury because the damage is subtle and the symptoms are different from person to person.
How Can the Lawyers at Buckman and Buckman, P.A., Help?
The personal injury attorneys at Buckman and Buckman, P.A., have extensive experience handling brain injury cases caused by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents. They also represent clients with brain injuries after serious falls. We know know how to aggressively fight insurance companies who try to deny your brain damage compensation claims.
People who develop cognitive problems after an accident often have a hard time going back to their normal lives. If the accident was someone else’s fault, you may be able to recover money from their insurance company to help pay for your medical care, pain and suffering, lost income, and even job retraining.
Insurance companies will challenge brain injury claims because the science behind them is medically complicated. The attorneys at Buckman and Buckman, P.A., know how to aggressively litigate complicated brain damage cases and represent your rights against large insurance corporations. We represent brain injury victims throughout the state of Florida.
What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often caused by a blow to the head. A closed head injury is when the head violently hits an object, but doesn’t break the skull. An open head injury is when something pierces the skull and enters the brain. Both are considered Traumatic Brain Injuries. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:
- Half of ALL traumatic brain injuries happen during car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bike crashes or pedestrian accidents.
- TBI is most often the result of a fall for people aged 75 and older.
- 5 million Americans who are living with TBI today need permanent assistance.
- 1.4 million people experience a traumatic brain injury every year.
- 50,000 people die from head injuries every year.
What Are the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Head Injury?
It can take days or even weeks for disabilities from a brain injury to fully surface. That’s why it’s so important to see a medical professional immediately after an accident, even if you don’t notice symptoms right away. The symptoms of a brain injury can include:
- Blurred vision
- Behavioral changes
- Mood changes
- Trouble remembering things
- Dilated pupils
- Loss of coordination
- Slurred speech
- Vertigo and dizziness
Cognitive problems can also develop from a head injury and can include trouble storing new memories, confusion, memory loss, difficulty problem solving or planning, inability to concentrate, and trouble with higher level decision making skills.
You will not pay us any legal fees unless we help you get paid for your injuries. Please fill out our free case evaluation form or contact Buckman and Buckman, P.A., at (941) 923-7700 or e-mail us directly.