Brain injuries: What you need to know

Any time a loved one is injured in an accident, it can be a difficult time both emotionally and financially. When an accident involves a brain injury, however, it can often be even more devastating. These types of accidents often result in lifelong complications, drastically altering life as the victim and the family knows it forever.

A brain injury can be caused anytime you experience a blow to the head. While auto accidents are one of the leading causes of brain injuries in Florida, falls and sports accidents can also result in a traumatic brain injury. While your skull is designed to protect your brain, it has its weaker spots, and even a minor accident can lead to a major injury if you hit your head in just the right place.

Brain injuries can run the gamut from minor concussions that will heal on their own with time all the way to catastrophic brain injuries that result in permanent brain damage and even death. In some cases, a brain injury may present less serious than it actually is. Any time there is an impact to the head, the person should be evaluated by a medical professional for signs of concussion, which can range from blurred vision to a headache.

Severe brain injuries can mean that the victim needs lifelong medical treatment — and, in some cases, special equipment — and even minor brain injuries can require the person to take time off of work to heal. This can potentially cause financial problems for the family. When you or someone you love has suffered a head injury in an accident that was the fault of another party, we can help you understand which laws apply to your situation and how to move forward with a lawsuit.