Pensacola Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Filing a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are among the most severe of all bodily injuries. Often the result of serious accidents and catastrophic events, TBIs can permanently affect victims’ lives, as well as the lives of their family members and loved ones.
At the Law Office of J.J. Talbott, we understand just how significant an impact these injuries have. If you or your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of another, we can help you seek the justice you deserve. By filing a personal injury claim against the liable party, you can seek fair financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, lost earning ability, and more. Our Pensacola traumatic brain injury lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and options, as well as pursue the maximum recovery you are owed.
Continue reading to learn more about filing a traumatic brain injury claim, or contact us today at (850) 695-8331 to request an initial consultation with a member of our team.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any brain injury acquired after a person is born as a result of trauma.
There are several different types of TBIs, but all can be categorized as one of the following:
- Open-Head Injury: An open-head TBI is one in which there is physical damage to the head, including the skull, resulting in an open wound.
- Closed-Head Injury: A closed-head TBI occurs when the brain sustains damage without any physical damage to the head/skull.
While both open-head and closed-head TBIs are considered medical emergencies, closed-head injuries can often be more dangerous, as victims may not realize they have sustained a brain injury. Early treatment is key for TBIs; if you suspect that you or someone else may have suffered a head or brain injury, seek immediate medical attention.
Common Causes of TBIs
As previously mentioned, traumatic brain injuries are the result of disastrous events.
Some of the most common causes of TBIs include:
- Car, motorcycle, truck, and other motor vehicle accidents
- Drunk driving and distracted driving accidents
- Collisions between vehicles and pedestrians/bicyclists
- Serious falls, including slip and falls
- Assaults, shootings, and other acts of violence
- Sports- and recreation-related accidents
When someone else causes an accident or intentionally inflicts harm on another person, the injured victim has the right to take legal action. At the Law Office of J.J. Talbott, we help individuals who have suffered life-altering TBIs fight to hold the liable parties accountable. Our Pensacola TBI attorneys have extensive experience and have recovered more than $100 million in compensation for their clients.
Who Is Responsible for a Traumatic Brain Injury?
If you or your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s careless, reckless, or wrongful behavior, you may be able to hold them legally responsible.
To determine who is liable for your damages, our attorneys review the following:
- How the injury occurred and what factors were involved
- Whether another person or party owed you a duty of care
- Whether the other party violated that duty of care by acting negligently or wrongfully
- Who caused the accident or event that led to the injury
- Whether any third party indirectly caused the accident or event that resulted in injury
For example, if you suffered a concussion after slipping and falling on a wet floor in a grocery store, our team will investigate the incident to determine whether the owner or manager of the store knew about the dangerous condition, took the necessary steps to rectify or warn others about the dangerous condition, or failed in this duty of care. If no attempt was made to clean up the spill, and there was no “wet floor” sign or other signage warning customers of the danger, you could have a claim against the grocery store owner or manager.
At the Law Office of J.J. Talbott, we carefully evaluate all possible avenues of recovery on behalf of our clients. Our legal team leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of maximum compensation. Our goal is to help you recover every penny you are owed so that you can get the necessary medical care you need, manage unexpected expenses associated with your injury, and begin to heal.
What Types of Damages Can Be Recovered After a TBI?
Many traumatic brain injuries require extensive medical treatment and ongoing rehabilitative care. Victims may suffer long-term or even permanent effects, such as chronic headaches, seizures, changes in vision, loss of coordination, mood swings, fatigue, paralysis, and diminished cognitive function. Such effects may prevent the individual from returning to work or obtaining any form of gainful employment after the injury. This can lead to significant financial hardship and a host of psychological and emotional effects, such as sleep disturbances and depression.
At the Law Office of J.J. Talbott, we believe that people who have suffered severe injuries due to the negligence and recklessness of others should not have to simply suffer the consequences of those injuries on their own.