Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur when a blow to the head or other trauma causes damage to the brain, often resulting in long-term neurological impairment. Brain injuries happen more frequently than most people realize. Nearly two million Americans suffer from severe head injuries each year.
The Orlando TBI Attorneys at Martinez Manglardi have been representing the injured in Florida since 1988, so we understand how TBI can impact both victims and their families. Our Florida Traumatic Brain Injury attorneys have recovered hundreds of Hundreds of Millions in verdicts and settlement for our clients in Florida, including Orlando, Apopka, Orange County, Seminole County, Kissimmee, Osceola County, Palm Bay, Ocala and Brevard County – and we’re ready to put our experience to work for you.
Traumatic brain injuries can result from virtually any type of accident or violent act, but the most common cause is a car accident. Other incidents that frequently lead to TBI include:
- Slip and falls
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Truck accidents
- Sports injuries
- Criminal violence – stabbing, beating, etc.
- Shaken baby syndrome
While symptoms may be obvious in some situations, others are not immediately apparent until hours or even days after the accident. Symptoms of TBI require prompt examination by a medical provider. The symptoms can vary from person to person and include:
- Persistent headaches
- Memory, concentration, mood changes
- Trouble concentrating
- Feeling lethargic
- Changes in mood or sleep
- Blurred vision, seeing double, and sensitivity to light or blindness.
- Ringing in the ears
- Sudden confusion
- Neck pain
- Slow breathing rate, increased blood pressure, slow pulse rate
- Paralysis, problems moving, weakness or poor coordination
- Respiratory problems
- Spinal fluid leaking from the ears or nose (watery looking fluid)
- Difficulty in speech or swallowing
- Balance problems including dizziness
- Numbness or tingling
Traumatic brain injuries may be treatable – but the type and complexity of treatment varies greatly, depending upon the injury. Often the damage affects both physical and mental or emotional functions, adding strain and frustration to the already difficult process of recovery. Victims may need counseling, therapy and rehabilitative treatment to recover key brain functions – and these remedies can be very costly. The lifetime cost of care for a person with severe TBI can range from $600,000 to $1,875,000 – not including the lost earnings of the victim or family members who must give up jobs to take on the role of a full-time caregiver.
Insurance is often insufficient to cover TBI care, but victims and loved ones don’t always understand their legal rights or where to turn for help. At Martinez Manglardi, our traumatic brain injury lawyers are on your side, and we can help you make informed decisions about your traumatic brain injury claim. Our cases are handled by a team of professionals, including nurses, doctors, engineers and TBI attorneys. We offer free consultations in your home, at the hospital or in our offices. There are no fees or costs unless we win. Contact us today at one of our convenient Florida locations in Orlando, Kissimmee, Apopka or Palm Bay by calling 1-888-337-3246 or via our online contact form.