Car accidents can cause serious injuries that require extensive medical care. Among those injuries, TBIs are particularly worrisome. If you’ve been injured in a car accident and are suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you need a catastrophic injury lawyer to fight for you to get the compensation you need to cover your losses and move on with your life.
With over 30 years of experience, attorney David Fuchs has the skills necessary to help you navigate your personal injury case. To schedule a free case consultation with a Fort Lauderdale brain injury attorney, call David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. at (954) 568-3636, or reach out through the online form.
Many people think that the phrase “traumatic brain injury” applies only to severe head trauma that requires hospitalization. This is not the case. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a traumatic brain injury as “a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury.” TBIs can be mild, moderate, or severe. They can also be caused by a minor or major accident of any kind.
Because of the forces involved, car accidents often result in TBIs, ranging from mild to severe. Some of the most common brain injuries suffered by car accident victims include:
Brain injury victims often suffer multiple injuries as a result of a single accident. Some of these injuries require only rest, while others can require surgery and result in long-term disabilities. An experienced Fort Lauderdale brain injury attorney can help you understand the long-term implications of your situation.
Brain injuries are serious and carry long-term consequences. They are, unfortunately, not always easy to diagnose. Symptoms are often subjective, and may not manifest themselves for days or even weeks after your accident. The most important thing is to listen to your body – if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, you should seek immediate medical attention.
You might have suffered a mild brain injury if you lost consciousness for 30 minutes or less. Most concussions are mild brain injuries. These symptoms typically mark mild TBIs:
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