Head and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Lawyer
It’s easy to see why head trauma or a brain injury can have serious consequences for someone. The brain is the command center of the body, and any injury it sustains may result in permanent damage. That is why head and brain injuries are deemed catastrophic in the realm of personal injury law.
Have You Suffered a Head Trauma or Brain injury?
With offices in Tampa, Lakeland, Ocala, Key West and Orlando, a personal injury lawyer from Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law can help you if someone you love has sustained a serious head injury or brain injury. This may have occurred as the result of a car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall or even due to medical malpractice. Whatever the situation, one of our dedicated personal injury attorneys can get to the bottom of it and determine who is at fault. This will allow us to seek the highest financial restitution possible to help you recover.
We believe it is your right and our duty to hold the person who caused your injuries responsible for their actions. It may have been negligence, recklessness, malpractice or intentional wrongdoing that led to you or your family member’s injuries. Our personal injury lawyers can work to get to the bottom of your case and determine how to prove the other party’s fault in order to recover financial damages.
A head injury or brain injury may impact you for the rest of your life. Fortunately, you can seek assistance from an experienced personal injury lawyer. Our team will help give you the opportunity to recover money to pay for medical expenses, future medical care, lost wages, loss of earning potential, emotional trauma and more.
Recovering from a Brain Injury
For many brain injury survivors there are two phases, the critical and the long-term phase. This means you could need restitution for both current and future medical bills. For family members, the critical phase can be the most stressful, as recovery is an uncertain and long road. The brain is such a complex human organ, and scientists and doctors still don’t entirely understand the way the brain works. That’s why brain injuries can be such a confusing and difficult process for survivors and their families. Often, doctors don’t know what to expect any more than the victims and their families do.
During the critical phase, the ER staff’s main goal will be to stabilize the victim. This can be extremely stressful, as you may get a call from the ER informing you that your family member has been seriously injured, but information will be extremely limited. Waiting to know how your loved one has been affected after a brain injury can be distressing. As we have mentioned before, brain injuries can be very complicated to handle, and doctors will not want to give you false hope or unnecessary worry.
Once the brain injury victim has been stabilized, they will likely be moved to the Intensive Care Unit. Here additional tests and procedures will be done to determine the extent of your loved one’s injuries. Within the ICU, victims of brain injuries will receive 24-hour care from a team of highly trained doctors and nurses. Seeing someone you love in the ICU can be terrifying, especially with all the cords and wires attached to them.
Once the brain injury victim has been moved to ICU, complications can begin. Swelling is very common among brain injury survivors and like any part of the body, swelling is a natural reaction. Just think of when you roll your ankle, it can swell up to double its size. Unfortunately, your brain doesn’t have the luxury of swelling because it is restricted by the skull. Doctors do have steps they can take to help reduce the brain swelling, but this can be a very stressful part of the recovery process. This is a good time to ask your doctor questions about what is going on with your loved one. At this phase, there are some complications that brain injury victims could face, including:
- DVTs or blood clots
- Bed sores
- Drop foot
- Disruption to autonomic and metabolic functions
As your loved one recovers, it is important to note that it can be a very slow process. Waking up from a coma can start with a twitch of a finger. Make sure that you keep a cool head but celebrate the small steps toward recovery as well.
For all the stress and medical bills placed on a family during and after a traumatic brain injury, the personal injury team at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law can help. We will work to get you the restitution you need to recover after you or your family member suffered a brain injury. We know the victims of serious accidents are real people that deserve the chance to live their life to the fullest. Unfortunately, insurance companies are often not willing to pay reasonable restitution, even on the worst of injuries. If we handle your case, we will work with you and your family directly and fight tirelessly to obtain the compensation you need to help with recovery. Contact our office to schedule your consultation.