Port St. Lucie Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Each year, almost half a million people go to the hospital with a suspected traumatic brain injury. Their symptoms vary, but one thing is certain: they need immediate medical care to give them a chance of recovery. At Smith, Ball & Báez, a Port St. Lucie traumatic brain injury lawyer can assist with the legal side of things. If you were hurt in an accident, you should consider whether you can sue for compensation. We have an impressive history of getting results for our clients, and we are available to talk about your accident and provide legal advice.
Have You Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injuries, called TBIs, are fairly common injuries following many accidents. You can suffer a TBI when you bump your head or even if it is shaken violently. Many TBIs stem from:
- Car wrecks
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Negligent security
- Sports injuries
- Violent attacks
For example, you could slip and fall in the grocery store and slam your head on the ground. This type of forceful impact often causes a TBI. Similarly, someone in a car accident could suffer whiplash when their head snaps back and forth. This type of violent motion can also cause a TBI, even if you don’t bump your head on anything. The brain moving around in your skull can become impaired.
How do you know if you have suffered a brain injury? Pay attention to some of the most common symptoms in the days following an accident:
- Headaches which increase in severity
- Neck stiffness
- Blurred vision
- Slurred speech
- Ringing in your ears
- Loss of balance
- Impaired coordination
- Memory loss
- Sleep disruption
- Behavioral swings
Many people will lose consciousness for at least a few seconds after a TBI. But you can still suffer a serious brain injury even if you never black out. Go to a hospital and explain your accident. A doctor can perform tests to diagnose you.
Traumatic brain injuries are often expensive. You might not be able to leave the house for months as you wait for your symptoms to resolve. Someone with a moderate or severe TBI could even be in the hospital for weeks. During this time, it is impossible for many people to earn a living.
TBIs also reduce a person’s quality of life. Helpfully, you can request pain and suffering damages from the person responsible for your accident. This defendant could be a careless driver who hit you, a property owner, or someone else. Our legal team will mount the best case on your behalf as we seek a fair settlement.
A History of Excellence
Our lawyers are eager to meet you. Because we realize brain injuries are serious, we are willing to meet you in person at a location of your choosing. During a consultation, we can review what kind of compensation might be possible, as well as any legal challenges you face. Please reach out to us as soon as possible to schedule a time to meet one of our Port St. Lucie traumatic brain injury lawyers.