Brain injuries: Understanding how an attorney can help

Traumatic brain injuries are most commonly caused by a blow to the head from a fall or car accident, and the effects can be very serious. While a brain injury victim’s symptoms may be minor in some cases — such as personality changes or difficult concentrating — the effects of even a moderate concussion can linger for months, and severe injuries can cause permanent brain damage.

If you or someone you love have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may already be wondering if you have any legal options to hold the at-fault party responsible. However, it is normal to also feel overwhelmed and a little nervous at the thought of going through the Florida courts. The first step in any possible personal injury suit is to talk with an attorney who is familiar with the laws and statutes and can help you understand how they may apply to your particular case.

After discussing the events before, during and after the accident with the victim, the attorney begins to thoroughly investigate the case and start to gather evidence, such as police reports and witness statements, that can be reviewed and possibly used in court later on. An attorney may also consult with experts in medicine or other fields to get a better understanding of the full impact on the victim’s life.

In accidents involving brain injuries it is especially important for the courts to have a clear picture of what caused the injury and what long-term effects it will have on the victim’s ability to work and quality of life. If a lawsuit is possible and the victim or the family wishes to move forward, a personal injury attorney can make the process much easier for the plaintiffs by guiding them through the process and representing their best interests throughout.