More Common Questions About Traumatic Brain Injury

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Posted: July 27, 2018

Last month, we posted a blog about some of the common questions we receive regarding traumatic brain injury (TBI). In that piece, we discussed the many ways a TBI can be caused and the different types of brain injury that can occur. This month, we’d like to continue by answering a couple more common TBI questions we receive.

At the Hickey Law Firm, our brain injury attorneys know just how devastating this injury can be to not only the victim but their family as well. A healthy brain is essential to normal functioning and any injury to it can cause complications that last a lifetime. That’s why our attorneys will help you and your family pursue the compensation you deserve if the injury was caused by the negligence of another. 

What are the symptoms of a TBI?

Every brain injury is unique and the symptoms one experiences depend on the severity of the injury. Even mild TBIs can result in a multitude of symptoms, including:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Severe headaches
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness or feeling lightheaded
  • Sensitivity to light and/or sounds
  • Blurred vision and/or slurred speech
  • Weakness and numbness in the hands and feet

A more severe TBI can exhibit the symptoms listed above, as well as:

  • Chronic headaches that worsen or won’t go away
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation
  • Convulsions and seizures
  • Loss of consciousness lasting a few minutes to hours
  • An inability to wake up from sleep
  • Loss of coordination

If you or someone you love has suffered a head trauma, even one you believed to be minor, and is experiencing any of these symptoms, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Suffering a brain injury can have severe consequences, and it is important to seek prompt medical care.

Can I file a claim on behalf of a loved one?

It’s possible to file a claim on behalf of a loved one if he or she was catastrophically injured and is no longer able to care for him or herself. In such instances, you may be eligible to file for financial compensation to cover a lifetime of medical costs and living expenses as well as for loss of future wages and pain and suffering.

If someone you love was killed as a result of a severe brain injury or trauma, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the liable party. In such cases, the plaintiff can typically obtain compensation for medical costs, funerary costs, loss of income in the event the loved one contributed to the household, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.

Contact Our Experienced TBI Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as a result of another party’s negligence, you can file a personal injury claim against the liable party for damages. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, you may be able to obtain financial compensation.

At the Hickey Law Firm, P.A., we proudly serve the greater Miami, Florida area and the entire nation and world (for suits filed in Florida). Please contact us for your free consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at 855-375-3727.