The Medical And Legal Challenges Of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury involves both complex medical issues and intense legal challenges. The injured person experiences undoubtedly the most challenging time of his/her life — and family members often become caretakers and the support system for the injured. People affected by traumatic brain injuries may lose the ability to engage in activities that once brought them peace and joy. The injured often are unable to continue working and their families lose valuable time from work to care for them.

How Traumatic Brain Injuries Occur

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma — such as a devastating fall, a motor vehicle collision, a motorcycle accident or an unexpected blow to the head by a baseball or other foreign object — causes serious and sometimes irreversible damage to the brain. It is estimated that over 2 million people per year suffer from brain injuries or closed head injuries in the U.S. Traumatic brain injuries can range from a mild concussion that will resolve over time to a severe brain injury resulting in a lifelong disability requiring vocational rehabilitation, cognitive therapy and ongoing care. Even a mild TBI can cause impairment in a person's reasoning abilities and his/her everyday and complex thinking processes, as well as behavioral changes outside of the victim's control.

The effects of a traumatic brain injury depend on the type and degree of injury to the brain. In varying degrees, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can deprive a victim of his/her memory, affect the ability to concentrate and process information, impair previous good judgment, reduce muscle control, cause disorientation to time or place, and limit problem-solving ability.

All the conditions above affect quality of life, including the ability to take care of oneself. A TBI often prohibits the injured person from maintaining or obtaining active employment. Depending on the severity of the TBI, the injured person's personality may be different post-injury and he/she may suffer other emotional and/or behavioral disturbances that also affect the injured party's loved ones.

Since no one can predict when this type of injury will happen, there is no way to fully prepare for the devastating effects that come with it. You need a team of lawyers who will represent you in the complex legal matters involved with a TBI, the strong advocates at VanNess & VanNess, P.A., who anticipate your needs — now and in the future.

The Experience To Handle Serious Personal Injury Cases

Serious personal injury cases such as a life-changing traumatic brain injury and the others mentioned here require the participation and testimony of numerous experts. The knowledge and credentials of experts who testify in support of your claim will either make or break your case. As an established law firm with a proven history of representing seriously injured clients in Citrus County, Florida, the surrounding area and the entire state, we have developed strong relationships with highly regarded medical providers, life care planners, vocational experts and economists. These professionals assist us on a regular basis in assessing the full extent of damages suffered by our clients — and work together with our attorneys to build winning cases for our clients, time after time.

In complex personal injury cases, it is critical to hire a law firm that has the resources readily available to incorporate expert testimony into your case, conduct in-depth reviews of medical records, and manage all the complex evidence and legal issues involved. VanNess & VanNess, P.A., has these essential resources available and we are ready to get to work for you or your loved one. Over the years, our firm has established a reputation for success in serious personal injury matters in Citrus County, the surrounding area, central Florida and the U.S.

If you or a loved one was seriously injured, call our office at 866-697-6221 to speak directly with one of our attorneys. You may be able to seek compensation for more than just the costs of medical care, rehabilitation and lost income. Our legal team will advise you about the legal actions and remedies that pertain to your personal case.

Discuss Your Case With Our Attorneys

At VanNess & VanNess, P.A., we focus on helping injured people and the families that love them. If you or someone you love has experienced a traumatic brain injury, know that we care and we are committed to helping you. Call us toll free at 866-697-6221 or complete our convenient online contact form today. Don't waste another minute wondering if there is anything you can do — spend the next few minutes talking to an attorney who will let you know what you can do, with our help. Get started today.