Carrollwood Brain Injury Attorney
Millions of Americans live with the effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries. These serious injuries kill tens of thousands of people every year. Yet despite these alarming statistics, many doctors do not properly diagnose TBIs when they see them. Instead, they quickly dismiss symptoms like disorientation and headaches as shock from a car crash or other accident. Brain injuries are degenerative. So, instead of getting better, these victims get worse.
The dedicated Carrollwood brain injury attorneys at Moore Law address the medical and legal needs these victims have. We quickly connect brain injury victims with doctors who focus on injury-related matters. So, victims get the help they need when they need it. Then, when the case goes to court, we use proven methods to obtain maximum compensation for your serious injuries. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
What Causes Brain Injuries?
Vehicle collisions are, by far, the leading cause of head injuries in Florida. These incidents combine all three known brain injury causes, which are:
- Trauma: Seat belts, airbags, and other safety restraint systems cannot possibly absorb all the force in a high-speed car wreck. Therefore, many victims hid their heads on steering wheels, dashboards, and other solid objects. Furthermore, loose objects inside cars, like cell phones, essentially become high-speed missiles in a high-speed wreck.
- Noise: Many car accident witnesses say the crashes sounded like explosions. These sudden, loud noises create invisible shock waves. These shock waves disrupt brain functions. Thus, even if a car accident victim has few visible injuries, a serious head injury is a real possibility.
- Motion: Many people think the brain fits snugly inside the skull, like a head in a helmet. But that’s not true. Instead, the skull is basically a water tank filled with cerebrospinal fluid. The sudden, violent motion of a car wreck causes the brain to repeatedly slam against the insides of the skull.
Falls and assaults also cause a number of brain injuries. Many times, the force of a fall is almost as great as the force in a car wreck. And, fall victims have no protection in these situations. As for an assault, any blow to the head could have a crippling effect on a victim.
Negligent drivers are usually responsible for vehicle collisions. Negligent property owners are usually responsible for falls and assaults. Owners have a duty to ensure that their properties are reasonably safe and secure.
Evidence Issues in Brain Injury Claims
Compensation is available if a Carrollwood brain injury lawyer proves negligence by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not).
Proof in a car crash case usually includes the police accident report, witness statements, and medical bills. However, sometimes these items are insufficient to obtain maximum compensation.
For example, medical bills are only admissible in court in limited situations. Furthermore, medical bills are often incomplete. They often only contain clinical information about diagnosis, condition, and cost. They don’t reflect the pain and suffering a victim was going through at the time.
Lay witness statements are often critical in these situations. These witnesses cannot testify about the wreck. But they can testify about the effects of a wreck.
Roughly the same proof is often available in fall, assault, and other premises liability claims. Witness statements could be a problem. Frequently, the victim is the only available witness in these claims. Therefore, proving that negligence caused injury could be a problem.
Fortunately, Florida has a very broad res ipsa loquitur (the thing speaks for itself) rule. Typically, if negligence usually causes an injury, jurors may presume that negligence was a factor in a specific injury.
Reach Out to a Diligent Hillsborough County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced brain injury lawyer in Carrollwood, contact Moore Law by going online or calling 813-510-5400. Attorneys can connect victims with doctors, even if they have no insurance or money.