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Why Do You Need An Attorney After A Brain Injury?

Brain injuries are especially devastating because they can permanently alter the personality and cognitive skills of the injured person. Even though your loved one may look the same, they may not act like the person you knew before the accident. You may feel as though you have lost them forever, and that is an overwhelming obstacle to overcome by yourself.

At The Robertson Law Firm in Sarasota, I help Florida residents cope with this loss as we work to recover compensation for them and their families. I understand the pain of losing a close family member, and I take seriously my responsibility to help people face this situation and begin moving forward. Please let me know how I can help you and your family through this time. I have 36 years of experience with serious personal injury cases.

How A Brain Injury Can Change Your Life

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the two primary causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are falls and vehicle accidents. It is important to know that you can suffer a TBI without hitting your head; the impact of a severe blow to the body can be enough to injure the brain. So, if you were in an accident with a large truck or a drunk driver, you may have suffered a serious TBI even if you did not suffer a visible head injury. And, while wearing a helmet can prevent some head injuries, motorcycle riders may still get TBIs in an accident.

Brain injuries range from mild to moderate to severe. I have worked with clients in even the most severe TBI cases that involved symptoms such as:

  • Bad, persistent headaches
  • Severe nausea and vomiting
  • Worsening confusion
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Personality changes and emotional difficulties
  • Deficits in speech, motor skills, memory, comprehension and more

In the worst cases, people may end up in a vegetative state or coma; others may succumb to their injuries and pass away. If you lose a family member to a TBI, I can represent you in a wrongful death suit.

In moderate and severe TBI cases, your loved one may need daily care either at home or at an assisted living facility. In these situations, the families of the injury victim will need significant compensation to cover the costs of such care, as well as lost wages, pain and suffering, and all medical bills related to the injury. Families may seek additional compensation in wrongful death cases for funeral and burial expenses and the personal loss of their loved one. It is best to speak with an attorney in these complex cases.

Let Me Be An Advocate For You And Your Family

I understand the grief and loss you are experiencing, and I know that some days are harder than others. As your lawyer, just know that I am here for you on good days and bad days throughout the duration of your case. Please call me today at 941-919-3959 or complete our online contact form so we can discuss how to best move forward. Your consultation with me is free and you will pay nothing unless I secure compensation for you.