West Palm Beach Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
West Palm Beach Brain Injury Lawyer
A West Palm Beach brain injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can represent you and your family after you've suffered any form of traumatic brain injury (TBI), such as a concussion or contusion. These forms of brain damage often lead to significant reductions in cognitive abilities, motor control, speech and quality of life, and can sometimes leave the victim in a vegetative state. There are numerous potential causes for TBIs, as well.
What Are TBIs?
TBIs, or traumatic brain injuries, can be caused by any number of incidents, although they’re most common in automotive accidents, workplace accidents, playground accidents and sports. A TBI is the result of one or more of several factors, including:
- A condition that results in bruising to the brain
- A condition that results in pressure being placed on the brain
- A condition that results in oxygen deprivation to the brain
Common Causes of TBIs
TBI attorneys represent patients injured in a very wide range of situations. These include but are not limited to the following:
Sports Accidents: Americans love their sports, particularly football. However, even with modern protective gear, sports can be dangerous. This is particularly true for younger players. Football is probably the best example of a sport-related TBI, but they can occur in virtually any sport.
Car and Truck Accidents: Motor vehicle accidents involve incredible amounts of force, and that force affects all areas of the body. While modern safety equipment like airbags and impact sensors can help mitigate these instances, they cannot prevent injuries in 100% of cases. The incredible forces applied to the body during motor vehicle accidents can cause conditions ranging from whiplash (and related brain damage) to serious head trauma and TBI.
Symptoms of TBI
Traumatic brain injuries don’t always present with the same symptoms. In fact, you or your loved one might not think anything is amiss, or that the symptoms are unrelated to a traumatic brain injury. TBI attorneys can help you connect the dots between your symptoms and the potential for traumatic brain injury, and then advise you on your next course of action. Understanding the various potential symptoms of TBI will also help. They can include the following:
- Headaches that don’t go away (persistent)
- Vomiting (unrelated to illnesses or medications)
- Loss of coordination
- Loss of muscle control
- Difficulty speaking
- Nausea (unrelated to medications or illnesses)
- Memory loss
- Difficulty sleeping (unrelated to preexisting insomnia)
- Light sensitivity
These are only some of the potential symptoms that could indicate a traumatic brain injury. If you do notice these symptoms, it’s essential that you seek out medical care, but also that you contact TBI attorneys to pursue potential legal action.
Treatment for TBIs
Treating traumatic brain injuries is essential, and can involve a broad range of methods. The first step is an accurate diagnosis. After that, your doctor may recommend intensive physical therapy, or potentially even surgery. Surgical intervention is particularly important when there is pressure being placed on the brain or brainstem.
While there are many treatment methods, they are often rigorous and trying for patients and their families. They can take a very long time, and there is no guarantee of a 100% recovery, either. They are also expensive, and if the accident leading to the injury was not your fault, or the fault of your loved one, you should not be held responsible for those costs.
Work with Experienced TBI Attorneys
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is essential to work with experienced TBI attorneys. At the law offices of Casey D. Shomo, we specialize in representing victims with traumatic brain injuries, and will provide you with a full consultation on your case.