The road to recovery after suffering a brain injury can be long, expensive, and traumatic. Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI results from trauma to the head, which can be caused by slip and falls, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice and birth injuries. The statistics around traumatic brain injuries are astounding. According to the Center for Disease Control, in 2014 there were 2.87 million related TBI related Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths in the United States.
Traumatic brain injuries, although common, can be life threatening. TBI’s affect the brain and the central nervous system, which can affect the ability to function properly. Common symptoms of mild traumatic brain injuries can include:
- loss of consciousness
- blurred vision
- speech impairments
More serious TBI’s can have harsher and longer-term symptoms which include seizures, slurred speech, inability to taste or smell, confusion, and even a coma or vegetative state. These symptoms can be temporary, but sadly in some cases they can be permanent.
TYPES OF COMPENSATION FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES
Medical Bills: Due to the severity of traumatic brain injuries, the medical attention you receive can leave you with a mountain of medical bills. Our brain injury lawyers will go after the defendants in your case and make them pay for your past and future medical bills associated with your injury.
Lost Wages: If you or loved one missed time from work due to a TBI, then you are entitled to compensation for the money you would have made but for this injury.
Pain and Suffering: Victims of traumatic brain injuries are also entitled to receive compensation for past and future physical pain and emotional pain. Our personal injury attorneys are well versed in brain injury law and on how to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
Wrongful Death: Often times a brain injury can be so severe it results in the death of a loved one. In these types of injury cases, the family can file a wrongful death lawsuit. The family can pursue compensation such as the costs of funeral expenses and possibly lost wages and future support depending on their relation to the deceased.
If you or your loved one has suffered from a traumatic brain injury resulting from someone’s negligence and seek compensation, contact The Orlando Injury Law Firm today and speak with our traumatic brain injury attorneys today.
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Attorney Nick Childress is the founder and lead attorney at The Orlando Injury Law Firm. Nick has dedicated his entire legal career to representing injury victims all over Central Florida in a variety of injury cases ranging from car accidents to slip and falls. Nick’s first entrance into the legal field was working for one of the nation’s largest personal injury law firms. It was at this firm, handling hundreds of cases at one time, that Nick saw the reality of large volume mega firms. Nick witnessed first-hand how large caseloads and quick turnover didn’t allow for the close personal attention, the clients or the case, required and deserved.
Growing up in Orlando, Florida, Nick attended Dr. Phillips High School. Like many locals, Nick had multiple summer jobs working at Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. With a personal injury lawyer for a parent, representing injured plaintiffs was in his DNA. After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Legal Studies, Nick went on to receive his J.D. from Barry University School of Law in Orlando. Nick is married to his lovely wife Daniela and the father of two beautiful children, Olivia and Vincent.