Traumatic Brain Injuries and Proper Long-Term Care

Fort Lauderdale and Weston, Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys

One of the most common injuries sustained in automobile, truck, and motorcycle accidents is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). They are very debilitating and often have long-term effects that cannot possibly be estimated at the initial diagnosis because there are many cases where full recovery is never achieved.

According to the Mayo Clinic:

A traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object that goes through brain tissue, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, also can cause traumatic brain injury.

Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. More-serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain. These injuries can result in long-term complications or death.

Signs and Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

One of the worst things a vehicle crash victim can do is neglect medical treatment. Internal injuries can worsen and lead to serious complications or death. A physician can diagnose many problems during a thorough examination.

After any physical trauma, a person suffering from unusual headaches, blurred vision, slurred speech, dizziness, confusion, nausea, trouble with concentration, may be suffering from a traumatic brain injury. This is not a definitive list of symptoms, there are others which is why a professional medical exam and diagnosis is mandatory.

Long Term Care

Some victims rush to settle with an insurance company after suffering from head trauma injuries and that is often a poor course of action. Because treatments can be necessary for several months or even ears it’s best to be careful and methodical about assessing possible long-term medical care.

Neurologists are the physicians to properly treat traumatic brain injuries and it’s important to also find a hospital that specializes in rehabilitation after serious trauma. Click here to see a guide to the Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation.

Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys

The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has been helping victims of serious injuries since 1992 and we are available every day to speak with you about protecting your rights to compensation for injuries, pain & suffering, lost time from work, and property damage. Call us at 954-356-0006 to set up a free consultation.