Boca Raton Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Millions of Americans live with various forms of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Injury symptoms, like headaches and personality changes, are sometimes manageable. However, these symptoms are often disabling as well, especially as the injury becomes more advanced. This progression is almost inevitable, since once brain cells die, they never regenerate. Usually, negligence causes TBIs, as outlined below.
If negligence causes injury, the experienced Boca Raton swimming pool injury lawyers at Smith, Ball & Báez can obtain the compensation these victims need and deserve. Over the years, we’ve developed proven methods in this area. We know what works, and we also know what doesn’t work. Our experienced lawyers have obtained life-changing results for families like yours in the past. We’re confident these methods will achieve the same results in your case.
What Causes TBIs?
Tortfeasors (negligent drivers) cause most TBIs. Basically, negligence is a lack of care. Most drivers have a duty of reasonable care in most situations. A Boca Raton traumatic brain injury lawyer can obtain compensation if a breach of care causes injury. Common breaches of duty include:
- Aggressive Driving: Speeding is the most common, and most hazardous, kind of aggressive driving. Speed increases the risk of a collision, because it reduces reaction time. Speed increases the force in a collision, because it multiplies the force in a collision between two objects.
- Impaired Driving: Alcohol is the most common kind of driver impairment. This depressant clouds judgment ability and slows reflexes. The duty of care requires motorists to be at their best, mentally and otherwise, before they get behind the wheel.
Frequently, the motion of a wreck, as opposed to a trauma impact, causes a TBI. The brain doesn’t fit snugly inside the skull, like a foot in a sock. Instead, the skull is a water tank which suspends the small brain in cerebrospinal fluid. Jarring motion causes the brain to repeatedly and violently slam against the insides of the skulls.
Falls, whether caused by a slip or a dog bite, also cause many head injuries. The motion in a fall isn’t as extreme as it is in a car crash, but it’s more then extreme enough to cause a TBI.
“Hard” and “Soft” TBIs
A TBI is usually brain bleeding or swelling. Unless doctors quickly end this bleeding or swelling, TBIs are usually fatal.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a specific kind of brain injury. The stress of a life-threatening event, like the ones outlined above, alter the brain’s chemical composition. This imbalance causes symptoms like:
- Depression, and
These symptoms emerge when the amygdala (part of the brain that controls emotional responses) gets bigger than the cerebral cortex (logical responses).
PTSD treatments include strong medicines and intensive therapy. Not everyone can tolerate these strong drugs, and not everyone responds to therapy the same way. Therefore, PTSD treatment is often hit or miss.
Rely on a Hard-Working Palm Beach County Lawyer
Injury victims are entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer in Boca Raton, contact Smith, Ball, Baez & Prather, Florida Injury Lawyers. Attorneys can connect victims with doctors, even if they have no insurance or money.