Fort Lauderdale Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Helping victims suffering from TBI
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)1 occur when an outside force causes damage to the brain tissue. TBI can occur from a direct trauma to the head or even from a forceful jolt that shakes the brain against the skull. Though TBI can range from relatively minor concussions to catastrophic and permanently disabling damage, almost every victim of TBI requires some type of medical evaluation and treatment.
If you have suffered a TBI, you may be facing many physical, mental, and financial struggles. Ft. Lauderdale traumatic brain injury lawyer Joseph J. LoRusso understands that you are going through a difficult time and will stand up for your best interests to help you recover for your losses. Contact our office to discuss a possible TBI case today.
Signs and symptoms of TBI
Traumatic brain injuries can significantly affect a victim’s quality of life due to the many different signs and symptoms that may occur. The following are some of the common signs and symptoms of TBI:
· Nausea or vomiting
· Confusion or disorientation
· Dizziness or lightheadedness
· Blurred or double vision
· Slurred speech
· Challenges with memory
· Trouble with focus and concentration
· Problems following directions
· Loss of consciousness
· Ringing in your ears
· Sleeplessness or excessive fatigue
· Moodiness and irritability
· Behavioral or emotional changes
· Light and sound sensitivity
· Difficulty with written or oral communication
· Loss of balance or coordination
· Seizures or convulsions
· Numbness in your limbs
Many of these signs and symptoms can persist for a long time or can even be permanent in severe TBI cases. To make matters worse, a TBI is not physically visible and a brain injury is often referred to as the “invisible injury.” This can make work, school, or basic communications even more challenging since your symptoms and subsequent challenges are not readily apparent.
Common causes of brain injuries
Brain injuries can occur in a wide variety of accidents, many of which are caused by the negligence of another party. Some common cause of TBI include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls2
- Falls from heights or down the stairs
- Getting hit by falling objects
- Injuries during birth
- Accidents caused by dangerous or defective products
- Swimming pool or diving accidents
Whenever a TBI is caused by the negligent, careless, reckless, or intentional act of another party, victims deserve to receive full compensation for all of the losses they incurred for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and much more.
How an experienced Fort Lauderdale traumatic brain injury lawyer can help you
If you have a traumatic brain injury, you have the right to hold the responsible party liable for all of your injury-related losses.
South Florida attorney Joseph J. LoRusso has extensive experience assisting clients file successful traumatic brain injury claims in Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding areas. Please feel free to fill out our online contact form or call (954) 715-3260 to schedule a free consultation today.