Open Head Injury Attorney Florida
An open head injury occurs when a victim's outer layer of dura mater is breached. The most common cause of open head injuries is when an object strikes a victim's head and fractures the skull. Penetrating head injuries caused by trauma can be life-threatening and often require immediate medical attention. If you or a loved one has suffered an open head injury, attorney Todd E. Copeland has experience handling traumatic brain injury (TBI) claims and can explain your legal options as well as help you obtain compensations for your damages.
Serious Medical Symptoms
Here, at Todd E. Copeland & Associates, P.A., our brain injury attorneys are uniquely experienced in the litigation of complex medical issues, such as:
- Cognitive disabilities
- Comatose state
- Emotional changes
- Visual impairment
- Personality changes
- Difficulty communicating
- Change in senses
- Behavioral changes
The recovery time required for an open head injury depends upon the severity of the impact and other factors such as how long the person was unconscious. Victims living with TBI need specialized legal representation by a personal injury law firm with experience in handling complex lawsuits.
Paying Your Medical Bills
Injuries suffered as a result of an open head injury can be severe and life-altering. Immediate goals often include getting your medical bills paid and covered. In addition, your traumatic brain injury attorney should help make sure you or your loved one does not suffer financially through any lost wages, and make sure the appropriate insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injury. We will review every detail relevant to your file to assess the merit of your claim at absolutely no cost and no obligation to you.
Closed Head Injury Attorney Florida
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. In a closed head injury, your head is impacted but the skull is not broken. The diagnosis of these injuries can be complex, as there may be overt signs such as loss of speech and motor skills, or there may only be more subtle personality changes. Depending upon the severity and location of your injury, the ill effects can range from minor annoyance to life threatening. If you or a loved one were injured due to someone's negligence, seek the legal counsel of a closed head injury attorney immediately.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
With a closed injury, one receives a hard blow to the head from striking an object or an object striking the head. The leading causes of mild to severe brain injuries include:
- Vehicle accidents
- Birthing injuries
- Physical attacks
- Child abuse
- Construction accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sports injuries
- Workplace accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Swimming pool accidents
For those that have sustained a closed head injury, the person should have a medical imaging, such as an MRI, of their head immediately.
Emergency Medical Misdiagnosis
Mild traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndromes are often times misdiagnosed or even missed completely by first responders and emergency medical personnel. Since any blow to the head can be life-threatening, it's important that even those with seemingly minor injuries be under close observation for more severe symptoms that can appear later on. Our closed head injury attorney understands that even subtle changes to the brain can have profound effects on your life. That's why we take all aspects of traumatic brain injury very seriously. We understand and appreciate how to investigate, document, and prove you'r mild to severe mental changes following any head injury
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Our team offers FREE consultations at your home, at the hospital, or at any other place that is convenient for you and your family. Contact us today at (407) 999-8995 or toll-free at (888) 999-9149. We will help you recover financially.