West Palm Beach Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Anytime a person sustains a blow or impact to the head or neck, there is a risk of developing a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These injuries disrupt normal brain function and can result in serious, lifelong consequences. At Colson Hicks Eidson, we believe that victims and their families deserve to be fairly compensated for what has happened to them. We have decades of experience representing clients who have sustained these injuries. We handle cases throughout the State of Florida (and nationwide). Let our attorneys handle your case in West Palm Beach for traumatic brain injury and secure the compensation you need.
How do traumatic brain injuries happen?
Our brains are vulnerable to injury at any time we receive a blow to the head. There are more than 5.3 million people in the US living with disabilities caused by traumatic brain injuries. There are various ways that these injuries occur, including:
- vehicle accidents
- firearms incidents
- sports incidents
- faulty products
- defective construction
- falls and falling objects
- and other types of violence
There are times when medical mistakes at birth can lead to severe brain damage for a child. The carelessness or negligence of a healthcare professional can also lead to brain injuries due to:
- medical mistakes
- healthcare-acquired infections
- medication errors
- lack of oxygen to the brain
A brain injury often has devastating effects on a victim. Symptoms vary depending on the severity of the injury and can include:
- drastic changes in mood
- personality changes
- lapses in memory
- changes in sleep patterns
- slurred speech
- nausea and vomiting
- seizures and convulsions
- loss of bodily function
- cognitive impairment
- emotional and psychological problems
Caring for someone with a brain injury
When a traumatic brain injury occurs, immediate medical costs can be overwhelming. However, there are other costs associated with these injuries, including long-term healthcare costs. This can include rehabilitation, physical therapy, or in-home care for those who are severely disabled. We must also consider things like the lost income of the person who was injured, the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering damages, and more. These injuries affect entire families.
What about concussions?
Concussions are considered mild traumatic brain injuries, and they must be taken seriously. Younger children who play sports are particularly susceptible to concussions, and they should be evaluated by a medical professional after any blow to the head. No child with a concussion should return to strenuous activity before they have healed.
Let us get to work securing the compensation you need
If you or a loved one have sustained a brain injury due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, please seek legal assistance now. At Colson Hicks Eidson, our traumatic brain injuries attorneys are ready to aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve. This can include coverage of your medical expenses, lost income, long-term care needs, and punitive damages against those responsible. We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to worry about attorney fees unless we are successful in your case. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling us at 305-476-7400.