Head and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Lawyer
Accidents that impact the head and brain can result in traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. Head injuries can be caused by something as simple as a slip and fall accident on a slippery floor, but they also can be a result of impact from car crashes or violence. There can be long-term consequences to head injuries that can impact every aspect of your life. Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law is your source for legal assistance if you need a head and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) lawyer in the Orlando, FL, area.
Everyone knows the brain is vital to every function in the body. It may seem well-protected within the skull, but traumatic brain injuries can occur even when the skull is not damaged. The brain floats inside the skull within fluid, which allows it to move slightly. Impact to the head can cause the brain to shift quickly and create a jolt that can cause injuries to the brain. Even seemingly minor head injures can have significant impact on the brain, especially if the person sustains multiple head injuries over time.
Causes of TBIs and Head Trauma
Concussions, head contusions, skull fractures and whiplash are all examples of head accidents that can cause TBIs. Whenever the head hits a surface or is jolted suddenly, it is possible to cause brain injuries. TBIs can also be a result of surgery or medical treatments. Some of the possible causes of head trauma and TBIs include:
- Vehicle accidents
- Sports injuries
- Medical errors
- Child abuse
- Violent encounters
There are unforeseeable and unfortunate accidents that cannot be prevented. There are also accidents that are caused by negligence and errors. When a TBI or head trauma occurs due to mistakes or malicious intent, the person or entity responsible may be liable for the extensive costs and irreparable damage to the victim. This may be the driver of a vehicle, a doctor, daycare provider, sports team or commercial property/business owner – regardless of the entity responsible, Ligori & Ligori will fight for our clients’ rights to compensation for their injury.
Short and Long-Term Effects of TBI
Traumatic brain injuries come in many levels and may have both short and long-term effects. TBIs are not always immediately evident after the initial accident or incident. The initial symptoms for mild TBI may be simply headache, dizziness or fatigue that can be misdiagnosed or ignored. However, even with mild symptoms, there can still be detrimental injury to the brain that can cause long-term effects. Some of the consequences of TBI and long-term effects include:
- Cognitive dysfunction
- Memory loss
- Sensory deficits – vision, hearing, smell, taste
- Convulsions and seizures
- Emotional and behavioral issues
- Fluid buildup
Individuals with TBIs can have life-long struggles and ongoing treatment required. The injury can result in disabilities that can impact their career possibilities, mobility and every aspect of their life. If a negligent action caused a TBI, the responsible party should be held liable for the impact on the victim and their family, including providing compensation for medical costs, lost wages and impact to quality of life.
At Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law, we have many years of experience fighting for the rights of our clients. If you need a TBI personal injury lawyer in the Orlando, Florida, area, contact our office. Our legal team is here to listen to your case and give you a free consultation. If we take your case, you will have one of the best personal injury legal teams on your side to pursue your head injury or TBI claim.