An injury to the brain can be one of the most serious and potentially life-threatening injuries that a person sustains. Recovery may be long after a brain injury and you may never return to the good health you enjoyed before the accident happened.
Unfortunately, many brain injuries occur because of negligence or wrongdoing. Whether a driver causes a motor vehicle accident that leads to brain injury or a product manufacturer produces a defective product that leads to head trauma, those who cause injuries need to be held responsible. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can represent clients who suffered a brain injury or whose loved ones have been harmed. Our experienced attorneys have represented more than 32,000 clients in injury cases and we serve victims of accidents in Tampa and surrounding areas. Call today to learn more about how we can help you.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were more than 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries that occurred in 2010 alone. A TBI can be cause by any “bump, blow or jolt to the head,” or may occur as a result of a “penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.” Top causes of these injuries include:
Frequently, the negligence or wrongdoing of a person or a company is the direct cause of the brain injury. For example, if an injury is caused by violence at a store or a mall, this may be an example of a situation where negligent security led to harm. If the injury happened because of property defects or dangerous driving, the property owner or the motorist may be to blame.
A Tampa brain injury attorney can review your situation after the occurrence of a brain injury to help you identify any potential defendants that you can make a claim against. It is frequently possible to settle the claim with the insurer of the defendant, but your lawyer can also help to go to trial if necessary to recover compensation.
Brain injuries can cause a variety of symptoms depending upon whether the damage to the brain is mild or severe. Common symptoms include:
You may need a lengthy rehabilitation process to recover, which can be very expensive. It is also very common for people to experience ongoing symptoms for months, years or for the rest of their lives.
Those responsible for causing a brain injury should pay for losses. Your attorney will try to help negotiate a settlement or prove your case in court so you can get coverage for medical bills, wages lost, pain and suffering, emotional distress, or wrongful death if your loved one dies due to the brain injury.
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene represents clients throughout the Tampa area. Call today to schedule your free consultation and learn more.