Fort Myers Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Every year, there are over 1.5 million people who suffer some sort of traumatic brain injury in the United States. While these injuries vary wildly in terms of severity, the reality is that any brain injury needs to be taken seriously. This is especially true when such injuries are the result of an accident caused by another person’s negligence.
Indeed, car accidents and slip and falls are among the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries. This means that many of these injuries could have been prevented in the first place. If you, or someone that you love, finds yourself in this position, a Fort Myers traumatic brain injury lawyer can assist you in seeking compensation from the negligent parties. At Cardinal Law, P.A., we represent many clients who have suffered serious, life-altering brain injuries.
The Importance of Promptly Diagnosing a Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury is, to put it simply, an injury that occurs when an external force is applied to a person’s head, which in turn causes the brain to strike the skull. Some traumatic brain injuries are the result of a direct application of force by another person–think striking someone in the head with a blunt object. But more often in personal injury cases, the traumatic brain injury occurs when the victim’s head strikes an object. If you are in a car accident, for instance, you might strike your head on the dashboard.
Traumatic brain injuries are often difficult to diagnose at first. While some of these injuries do cause a person to lose consciousness or “black out,” more often the victim is able to get up and walk away from the accident. They may even think they are completely unharmed. It may not be until a few days or weeks later that they start exhibiting symptoms that are consistent with a traumatic brain injury.
Some of the more common symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:
- amnesia, particularly about the circumstances of the accident;
- blurred vision;
- inability to concentrate; and
- speech impairments.
It is important to seek immediate medical attention if you exhibit any such symptoms. The sooner you can start to diagnose a traumatic brain injury, the stronger your case will be if you need to later seek compensation from a negligent party. Ideally, it is always a good idea to seek medical care immediately following an accident even if you are not experiencing any of the symptoms described above.
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Traumatic brain injuries can lead to a number of long-term health complications, not to mention permanent cognitive impairment. That is why you should never treat such an injury as “mild” or unimportant. To the contrary, this type of injury can often lead to thousands of dollars in long-term medical care and rehabilitation costs.
So if someone else was responsible for your injuries, you have the right to demand compensation through the legal process. Our Fort Myers traumatic brain injury lawyers can help. Contact Cardinal Law, P.A., today to schedule a free initial consultation with our staff.