Brain injuries can be emotionally and financially devastating. Families are often forced to cope with the reality of losing the essence of a loved one they once knew, and those injured must juggle recovery with their inability to function at one hundred percent. In the meantime, medical bills mount, wages are lost, and households begin to sink underwater.
While monetary compensation alone can never adequately repair the loss caused by a brain injury, money can help an injured person to seek excellent medical care and make up for lost wages while he or she is unable to work. Zervos & Calta understand the serious consequences of brain injuries, and we stand ready to help injured individuals and their families.
Brain injuries are often caused by major accidents, such as car wrecks or long falls. Brain injuries can also arise from the use of defective products, “slip and fall” accidents, boating accidents, medical malpractice, and a variety of other situations involving negligent or reckless behavior.
About half of all brain injuries in the United States are caused by car accidents. The patient is rushed to the hospital and treated as quickly as possible. There is usually no way to undo the damage that has already been done; often, the point of treatment is to minimize further damage. If things go well, the patient survives and becomes stable.
Many people think the story ends there. Thanks to the hard work of skilled professionals, a head injury victim has pulled through. Now he or she can rejoin his or her family and return to daily life. As you know if you have suffered from traumatic brain injury, or TBI, being released from the hospital is only the beginning of a long struggle.
A brain injury can affect a person in many different ways. It is very difficult for doctors to predict what changes any individual patient will experience. Some patients recover from their injuries with little or no noticeable changes. Others may suffer one or more chronic condition, such as:
For most patients coping with these problems, treatment is not about medicating or curing the injury. It is a kind of physical and cognitive therapy that aims to help them:
The length of treatment varies widely from one patient to another. Some only need temporary help to regain their strength, while others may be in some form of therapy for the rest of their lives. The important thing is not to do the same or better than other patients. It is to work as hard as possible to achieve the patient’s individual goals.
If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury as a result of another party’s unreasonable actions, compensation may be available. An experienced, tenacious, and attentive brain injury attorney can help you to obtain the maximum amount available to you under the law.
If you recently suffered a blow to the head, you should be aware that symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be mild, moderate, or severe depending on the type of impact to the brain. Headache, confusion, dizziness, memory loss, vomiting or nausea, seizures, and slurred speech are just a few of the symptoms associated with a serious brain injury.
Zervos & Calta fight diligently in representing clients who are seeking maximum compensation for losses caused by traumatic brain injury. Call us today to schedule your free consultation. If you are unable to come to us, we will come to you.
If you or a loved one is struggling with TBI caused by a negligent party, contact our brain injury attorneys through the form on the right or call 727-937-3171 to schedule a free phone consultation and learn more about your legal options.