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    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 lawyer, call David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. or reach out through the online form.

    Traumatic Brain Injury Explained

    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.

    Different Types of TBI

    Because of the forces involved, car accidents or other incidents often result in TBIs, ranging from mild to severe. Some of the most common brain injuries suffered by car accident victims include:

    • Concussions. A concussion is caused by a blow to the head or a sudden change in movement or momentum. You can suffer a concussion following a minor car accident, and that concussion can have serious effects on your health.
    • Penetration. Penetration injuries occur when something penetrates your skull and harms the brain. This harm is very serious, and often fatal.
    • Contusion. The medical term for “bruising,” contusion is caused by trauma to the head. Bruises to your brain might require surgery. This type of injury can result in brain swelling after a car accident.
    • Diffuse Axonal. This is an injury caused by extreme rotational forces, resulting in tears to the brain tissues. Concussions often involve a mild diffuse axonal injury.

    Brain injury victims often suffer multiple wounds 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 brain injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale can help you understand the long-term implications of your situation.

    TBI Symptoms After an Accident

    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.

    Mild Brain Trauma

    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:

    • Persistent headaches
    • Sensitivity to light and/or noise
    • Dizziness or difficulty maintaining balance
    • Nausea
    • Confused, clouded thinking or inability to concentrate
    • Irritability, depression, or mood swings

    Moderate Brain Damage

    If you lost consciousness for more than 30 minutes and up to 24 hours as a result of your accident, you have likely suffered a moderate brain injury. Symptoms of such a TBI include:

    • Dilated pupils
    • Seizures
    • Slurred speech
    • Severe nausea including repeated vomiting
    • Loss of feeling in extremities
    • Memory loss
    • Clear fluid draining from the ears or nose
    • Strong, recurring headaches

    Severe Brain Injury

    Severe traumatic brain injuries are marked by a loss of consciousness for more than 24 hours. Symptoms of this type of TBI include:

    • Blurred vision
    • Speech difficulties
    • Significant motor impairment
    • Disorientation
    • Significant behavioral changes or issues
    • Significant difficulty waking up
    • Loss of bowel or bladder control

    If you’ve suffered a severe brain injury as a result of a car accident or an accident caused by negligence, you should be aware that your recovery may require months of treatment, rest, and rehabilitation. You may suffer from symptoms for years following your car accident and face permanent brain damage if your injury is left untreated. If you’re suffering from a TBI, a Fort Lauderdale brain layer could help you protect your health and your future.

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    March 30, 2022.
    Me. Fuchs was my car accident attorney and was very responsive from the first call. I had medical care the next day and the whole process was smooth. They handled everything with the insurance companies and coordinated all of the necessary medical information. It was a long process and in the end the settlement I received was much higher than anticipated I am more than happy and grateful for the outcome.
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    March 23, 2022.
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    January 27, 2022.
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    December 13, 2021.
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    The Long-Term Consequences of Brain Injuries

    Brain injuries carry significant potential long-term consequences. The CDC reports that in addition to short-term harm to your mental and physical health, TBIs increase your risk of suffering from epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to large medical bills, you may be facing other consequences you haven’t considered:

    • Long-term physical and mental disabilities
    • Lost wages and loss of employment
    • Significant out-of-pocket expenses for daily care or transportation
    • Long-term pain and suffering

    The consequences of a brain injury following a car accident can be disastrous, and an experienced attorney in Fort Lauderdale can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

    Contact a Fort Lauderdale Brain Injury Attorney Today

    David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. believes that aggressive representation is the best way to help a client put their life back together after an accident. Fort Lauderdale traumatic brain injury lawyer David Fuchs helps personal injury victims settle their claims as quickly as possible, but he’s ready to go to court to make sure you receive fair compensation for your injuries. If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a car accident, you need an experienced attorney on your side. To schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case, contact David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. to get started on your case.

    If you cannot come to the Fort Lauderdale office, accident attorney David I. Fuchs will send a representative to see you. His staff speaks English and Spanish. Se habla Inglés y Español.

    Llame a David Fuchs abogado de accidentes en la Fort Lauderdale. Ofrece consultas gratuitas.

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    In addition to a free consultation, we’ll help cover the cost of your car repairs and provide you with a rental at no cost to you. We’ll put a hold on your medical bills to stop them from piling up on the kitchen table. And most importantly, we’ll find those at fault for your car accident injury and make them pay for the damages lost. Call a Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer today to maximize the potential of your case.