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Here’s Why You Should Seek Immediate Legal Help if Someone Else’s Negligence Caused Your TBI

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a leading cause of death among adults and children in the U.S. One of the leading causes of TBI is motor vehicle accidents. Other causes include falls, being struck by an object, and sports injuries.

A traumatic brain injury is generally a brain dysfunction usually caused by a violent blow to the head. Symptoms of TBI include, among many others;

  • headache
  • nausea
  • seizures
  • vomiting
  • speech problems and
  • loss of balance

Types of Damages in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

When involved in an accident that leaves you with a TBI, the financial cost is not the only part that will burden you. You will have to deal with other serious consequences, and, unfortunately, some can last a lifetime. Therefore, if you sustain a TBI due to another person’s negligence, you should contact a qualified personal injury attorney right away to discuss your legal options. A personal injury attorney can help protect your rights even when you are not in the best state of mind to do so yourself.

A TBI will not only make you incur economic damages like medical costs, lost wages, and property damage but will also make you incur non-economic damages. After sustaining a TBI, a victim goes through pain and suffering. Many lose their reputation while others experience mental anguish. These and other human costs (non-economic damages) are incalculable and need to be considered alongside economic damages once a victim files a claim.

Even though non-economic damages do not have apparent price-tags on them, their effects on a person’s life are grave. Having to deal with feelings of anxiety, depression, or fright repeatedly is hugely challenging. Such experience disrupts a person’s life and prevents them from living their life as they were living before sustaining their injury. Courts recognize the seriousness of emotional distress and that’s why you have the legal right to sue someone for such trauma.

How Are Damages Calculated?

Economic damages are generally easier to calculate than non-economic damages. With economic damages like medical expenses, you’ll typically need to present medical documents that show the medical costs incurred and the cost of any future treatments. For non-economic damages like pain and suffering, you might need to convince the court through testimonies from your family. Nonetheless, a qualified personal injury attorney can help you demonstrate why you deserve compensation for any non-economic losses suffered.

Additionally, to receive compensation, you must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that another person’s negligence caused your traumatic brain injury.

Legal Assistance Is Available

Among the many injuries you could sustain after an accident, a traumatic brain injury is among the most devastating. Unfortunately, even though insurance adjusters understand the impact such injuries can have on victims’ lives, some still deny victims the compensation they deserve. For instance, an adjuster could suggest that since there were no physical signs of an injury at the accident scene, you don’t deserve the compensation you are claiming. However, just because an injury’s symptoms take time to manifest after an accident, it doesn’t mean a victim is not genuinely injured. Our Orlando personal injury attorneys at the Pendas Law Firm strive to ensure such tactics are not used against plaintiffs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and receive expert legal help.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in Ocala, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Bradenton, Daytona Beach, Fort Myers, Miami, Jacksonville, Orlando, and West Palm Beach areas.

Resource:

cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/pubs/tbi_report_to_congress.html#:~:text=Each%20year%20an%20estimated%201.5,50%2C000%20people%20die.

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