A traumatic brain injury (TBI) suffered in a Central Florida accident can be mild, moderate or severe. In cases of severe TBI after an accident, the victim may become unconscious for a period of time or even experience amnesia (memory loss) as a result.
In more serious cases of traumatic brain injury, a victim is likely to experience some type of long-term effect that will impact their daily lives and recovery process.
Some of the areas that can be impacted by a traumatic brain injury include:
- ability to communicate;
- reasoning capabilities;
- sensory abilities (taste, touch, smell, vision, hearing); and
- personality (a victim of TBI may become depressed, easily agitated, aggressive and so on.)
In addition, a victim of traumatic brain injury becomes vulnerable to an increased risk of later acquiring a cognitive disorder such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and/or Alzheimer’s disease.
Knowing this, it is clear to see how an injury like TBI can permanently alter a person’s life. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in a Central Florida accident-such as a car crash, sports accident, motorcycle accident or slip and fall injury-you may require long-term treatment and various types of rehabilitation to address your medical needs.
If this is the case, and someone else’s negligence was responsible for your traumatic brain injury, you may be eligible to file a Florida personal injury claim to seek damages for your medical expenses.
Contacting a Central Florida Brain Injury Lawyer
A Central Florida brain injury lawyer can work with you and your doctors to assess your current and future medical needs related to your brain injury in order to build a claim that will address your comprehensive needs after a TBI.
The personal injury team at Lilly, O’Toole & Brown can work with you to identify all of the at-fault parties in your accident claim. Contact our firm today to schedule your consultation; 863-533-5525.