Brain Injury Victims Can Rely on Fort Myers Personal Injury Lawyers
The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., provides seasoned legal representation to people who have suffered a brain injury as a result of an accident or injury that was caused by another person or business’s action or inaction. Your Fort Myers personal injury attorney understands that brain injuries can range from subtle to catastrophic. Many times, we have seen brain injuries occur from an accident involving loss of consciousness or a blow to the head. The effects of a brain injury do not always appear immediately following such an accident. Many times, it will be a family member or a loved one who first notices a loved one's decline in mental status following a serious head injury.
For these reasons, it is essential that you always receive medical treatment following any type of blow to the head, particularly if you have lost consciousness, even momentarily. The full effects of a brain injury may take days or weeks to develop, and these effects may be somewhat subtle. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, however, the victim and his or her family members may not get the help that is needed right away, which can delay any potential progress in the victim’s condition. Likewise, some symptoms of a brain injury may be mistaken for other medical conditions, which can lead to misdiagnosis and improper treatment. As a result, even if you believe that you have suffered no ill effects from a blow to the head, you should still seek medical advice and undergo any recommended course of testing and treatment, just to be safe.
Our Fort Myers personal injury attorneys work with expert medical professionals in order to accurately assess each victim’s brain injury. You can count on your lawyer to review all MRI and CT scans of the brain to determine the exact source and extent of the brain injury, and use this information to help victims collect the money damages that are deserved following a brain injury accident. Brain injury accidents often can render a person completely unable to work, financially crippling an individual and his or her family, particularly if the injury victim was the sole or primary breadwinner for his or her family.
Please contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., right away for a free consultation if you or a family member has suffered a brain injury. We ask you to pay no fees or costs unless you win a financial settlement or jury verdict at the conclusion of your case. Please visit our settlements and verdicts to view the results in some of the Florida brain injury cases and other cases handled by Randall L. Spivey.
More Helpful Information
Collisions involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians are common causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI). In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic vehicle-related collisions represent 14.3 percent of all traumatic brain injuries.
The subject of traumatic brain injury (TBI) seems to be in the news every day. An example of this was December 1, 2014 when at least two news stories on TBI were covered.
In the United States approximately 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries (many sports-related) happen each year; many go unreported or are untreated according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Many people would "walk away" from vehicle accidents and when asked: "Are You Okay?" would answer "Yes". But this is not always the case.