Personal injury accidents result in traumatic brain injuries more often than you may realize. That is, this head injury may arise after an auto accident, a slip and fall accident, a workplace accident, a defective product accident, a drowning accident, or even medical malpractice. You cannot stand idly by if this happens to you. Continue reading to learn what damages are associated with a traumatic brain injury and how an experienced Pasco County, Florida injury lawyer at Wendy Doyle-Palumbo, Esq. can help you recover them.
What is a traumatic brain injury?
Simply put, a traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force strikes the head abruptly and forcefully. This is considered a type of catastrophic injury, as it is commonly associated with serious physical and mental complications. Signs of this severe head injury include splitting headaches, ringing ears, nausea, and fatigue, among other things.
What damages are associated with a traumatic brain injury?
If you are involved in an accident that leads to traumatic brain injury, you may be left with serious physical, emotional, and financial suffering. The only way you may be able to heal from this is via a personal injury claim. If successful, you can recover the following damages:
- Physical suffering:
- The loss of muscle function.
- The loss of speech function.
- The loss of visual function.
- The loss of hearing function.
- Emotional suffering:
- Mood swings.
- Altered memory.
- Altered personal relationships.
- Altered quality of life.
- Financial suffering:
- The cost of long-term lost wages.
- The cost of long-term domestic services.
- The cost of long-term medical care.
- The cost of long-term rehabilitation.
What evidence do I need for my injury claim?
And to have a successful claim that will allow you to recover your damages, you will need to satisfy your burden of proof. Meaning, you must provide enough evidence that connects your traumatic brain injury to the negligence of the other party involved in your accident. Examples of such evidence include the following:
- An accident report conducted by a law enforcement officer at the scene of your accident.
- Photos, videos, and security camera footage of your accident occurring.
- Statements by witnesses who saw your accident occur.
- X-ray scans that show the severity of your head injury.
- Doctor’s notes that state the severity of your head injury and its long-term consequences.
- Medical bills that show the cost of your required treatments and rehabilitation.
- Pay stubs that show the wages you are missing out on due to your head injury.
That said, if you or a loved one have been made a victim of a severe head injury, you must seek justice. Contact a skilled Pasco County, Florida injury lawyer to kickstart your personal injury claim today. We look forward to hearing from you.