Daytona Beach Brain Injury Lawyer
According to the CDC, every year in America, there are approximately 1.7 million traumatic brain injury (TBI) related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits.
Traumatic brain injury occurs when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction. Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object penetrating the skull, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, also can cause traumatic brain injury. Oxygen deprivation and improper medical treatment can also severely traumatize your brain. These brain traumas damage the brain in different but related ways. If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance concerning a brain accident or injury, call the Daytona Beach brain injury lawyers at Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A., at 866-785-5470 for a free legal consultation.
Types of Brain Injuries
There are two general types of head injuries: open and closed. An open injury means the skill has been fractured, and this kind of brain injury usually results from falls or other accidents in which the head comes in direct contact with a hard surface or object. A closed head injury doesn’t involve a fracture, but can be more serious than an open injury. A closed head injury can result in fluid collection around the brain, bleeding of the tissues, and sometimes herniation of the brain. If this cannot be treated effectively and immediately, death often results.
A traumatic brain injury may be classified as mild, moderate, or severe. When evaluating brain injury claims, many insurance companies often attempt to classify the brain injury as “mild.” While some injuries are clearly more severe than others, any attempt by an insurance company to downplay the seriousness of a brain injury is unacceptable. The brain injury attorneys in our Daytona Beach, Florida office are experienced in dealing with insurance companies in these cases and will work to develop a plan that seeks adequate compensation for a brain injury victim. Even when an injury seems minor at first, the victim may develop serious disabilities or personality changes as a result of the injury.
A mild traumatic brain injury can be the most difficult to diagnose and treat. Many of the symptoms of mild and even moderate brain injuries are subtle and may not be detected by routine tests. In some cases, mild brain injuries can remain undiagnosed for several months. Symptoms of a mild brain injury may include:
- Impaired judgement
- Difficulty speaking and communicating
- Memory loss
- Impaired sight, smell, or taste
- Difficulty swallowing or chewing
- Short term memory loss, decreased attention, or trouble concentrating
- Sleep disorders
- Unusual anger, depression, or other personality changes
At Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A., we frequently encounter brain injuries when helping clients. This is because TBI is a common result of accidents that are caused by others’ negligence. The injury may occur in:
- Motor vehicle accidents – Accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians are, in fact, the leading cause of TBI, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Slip and falls – These are especially a concern when the victim is an elderly resident of a nursing home
- Workplace accidents – Falls from ladders, scaffolds or roofs may result in TBI, and workers may also suffer injuries when struck by tools, equipment or debris or when exposed to explosive blasts
- Sports and recreation related accidents – Children, in particular, can suffer TBI when they are not given adequate protective equipment (football helmets, for example) or when they are not properly supervised
- Assaults – A person may suffer brain injury when an assault occurs due to a property owner or landlord’s negligent failure to provide adequate security
If you have been involved in any accident, you should take seriously any signs or symptoms of TBI, including headaches, dizziness, confusion, fatigue, blurred vision, slurred speech and nausea. Seek medical care without delay. If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance concerning a brain accident or injury, call the attorneys at Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A., at 866-785-5470 for a free legal consultation. Our Daytona Beach brain injury lawyers are experienced in handling traumatic brain injuries, both mild and severe.