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I Suffered a TBI in an Accident - What do I do?

Getting into any kind of accident is terrifying. Whether you were in a car crash, slipped and fell when you were running errands or were part of a construction accident, you were probably scared and unsure of what to do next. If you suffered a traumatic brain injury, you are likely now dealing with difficult side effects on top of medical bills and lost wages. If your TBI was severe, you may not be able to return to work or lead the same life you had before the accident.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A TBI is a severe injury to the brain and is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. TBIs are generally caused by blows to the head, but can also arise from a penetrating injury. The impact alters the brain’s normal functioning for a period of time or forever. TBIs range from minor concussions to severe injuries that leave people in comas or permanently disabled.

Recovering in a Court of Law

If your or a loved one’s TBI was caused in an accident, such as a car or construction accident, you may be able to recover damages from the party at fault. By consulting with an experienced attorney, you can gather the evidence you need to determine the party or parties at fault, whether you can recover through an insurance provider, or whether you are best filing a complaint. Many accident victims recover from the at-fault party’s insurer, but the offered settlement may not be fair or enough to cover your losses and future expenses.

By filing a lawsuit, you may be able to recover:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Lost wages;
  • Pain and suffering; and
  • Disability or disfigurement.

Contact a Florida Personal Injury Attorney

Suffering a brain injury during an accident is traumatic. You can suffer severe, permanent injuries that affect your personality, quality of life, and your relationships with your friends and family. The attorneys at Oldham & Smith understand that you do not need a difficult legal process on top of your current troubles. That is why we do everything we can to explain and smooth out every stop of the way for you. Call Oldham & Smith at (352) 292-1620or contact us online to learn more.

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