Brain Injury Lawyers
Serving Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach and clients throughout Florida
Any type of injury to the brain is serious and should never go without medical attention. After a car accident, fall, or another type of injury to the head, there is always the potential for injuries to the brain.
Types of Brain Injuries – Not All Brain Injuries are TBIs
Not all brain injuries are classified as TBI. A TBI is an actual type of injury and diagnosis that can result from an injury to the head. The most common types of injuries that may result in a TBI (whether mild or severe) include:
- Open head injury
- Closed head injury
- Deceleration injury
- Chemical or toxic exposure injury
- Lack of oxygen
Mild versus Severe TBI
There are two main types of traumatic brain injuries: mild and severe. Each of these should be examined by a physician and both come with serious risks if they are left untreated.
Mild TBI – This includes a loss of consciousness and can have symptoms like headaches, difficulty thinking or remembering things, attention issues, etc. Mild TBIs are often misdiagnosed and go untreated for weeks – and can lead to serious, long-term effects. Most people who suffer from a mild TBI will exhibit symptoms for as long as a year.
Severe TBI – These usually lead to a severe loss of consciousness (more than 30 minutes), memory loss, and cognitive issues. The damage from a severe TBI could be permanent, especially if it goes untreated for too long.
Why Hiring an Attorney for a Brain Injury is Important
If you or a loved one has suffered from a traumatic brain injury, you may be forever changed – and the lives of everyone involved changed, too.
Brain injuries are some of the most complicated, yet serious. Unfortunately, not all traumatic brain injury lawyers are equipped to handle these types of complicated medical cases.
Why TBI Cases are Difficult While there are some personal injury law firms out there that will claim they offer services to TBI victims, they are ill-equipped to handle these cases.
When a person suffers from an injury from an accident that was not his or her fault and then the injury progresses to a TBI, they need expert legal representation.
Brain injuries often encounter higher medical costs than other types of injuries, and the losses for these types of injuries are often in the thousands just a few weeks post-injury.
You need an attorney that understands the costs (including long-term potential costs) of these types of injuries to ensure you get maximum compensation.
Just some of the compensation you may need for your TBI case include:
- Medical bills – past, current, and future
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity – if you or your loved one is no longer able to work
- Loss of quality of life – brain injuries permanently change a person’s lifestyle and may lead to a significant change in their lifestyle
- Wrongful death
Don’t Trust the Insurance Company
Insurance companies are notorious for not taking injuries seriously. They are there only to protect their bottom line – and they do not care about your losses or costs.
It is the insurance claims adjuster’s job to:
- Delay the handling of your claim – because they secretly hope you will be desperate to take any settlement they offer you.
- Deny that you or your loved one actually has a TBI.
- Defend their decision and make you feel as though you have no rights to higher compensation amounts.
Hire Our Team of Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers from Hardesty, Tyde & Ashton Now
If you or a loved one has suffered from a TBI, do not rely on the insurance company to protect you. The attorneys at Hardesty, Tyde & Ashton are here to help you with your TBI case.
We understand how complex these types of cases are and most importantly, we defend your right to maximum compensation.
When you hire us, you do not pay a fee until we win your case – and you can meet with us for your initial consultation with no obligation. Schedule your initial consultation with our team of skilled traumatic brain injuries attorneys now to get started.
What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)