Boca Raton Head Injuries Lawyer Representing Car Accident Victims and Their Families
Head injuries are among the greatest risks to car accident victims. Drivers and passengers alike face the risk of suffering serious head injuries in the event of a crash, and, in some cases, these injuries can have life-altering (if not life-threatening) consequences. In all cases, the costs of treatment and recovery can be substantial, and accident victims and their families will need to seek just compensation with the help of an experienced Boca Raton head injuries lawyer.
Common Head Injuries in Car Accidents
We have significant experience representing accident victims and their families in cases involving all types of head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI). If you have a claim—or think you might have a claim—we can explain everything you need to know. We understand the financial and non-financial costs of serious head injuries, and we are committed to doing everything we can to secure just compensation for our clients. Our practice includes handling cases involving:
- Brain hemorrhages
- Brain hematomas
- Coup-contrecoup injuries
- Diffuse axonal injuries (DAI)
- Eye, ear and nose injuries
- Jaw injuries
- Penetrating brain injuries
- Severe and disfiguring lacerations and puncture wounds
With all types of head injuries, understanding the long-term costs is essential for making informed decisions. Your Boca Raton head injuries lawyer at The Grife Law Firm will calculate the estimated lifetime costs of your (or your loved one’s) diagnosis, and then you can use this information to decide whether it makes sense to move forward.
Signs of a Serious Head Injury After a Car Accident
If you or someone you love is exhibiting or experiencing signs of a serious head injury after a car accident, it is important to seek treatment promptly. With many types of head injuries, prompt treatment can be critical for mitigating the risk of long-term complications. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), signs that a car accident victim may have experienced a concussion or other serious head injury in a car accident include:
- The accident victim cannot recall events that occurred before or after the accident;
- The accident victim appears dazed, stunned or has difficulty maintaining balance;
- The accident victim is easily confused, has difficulty remembering instructions or has difficulty answering basic questions;
- The accident victim experiences mood, behavior or personality changes and/or
- The accident victim loses consciousness, even briefly, after the accident.
Along with these signs of a head injury, car accident victims may experience additional symptoms as well. For example, the CDC identifies all of the following as potential symptoms of a concussion:
- Difficulty balancing
- Difficulty concentrating
- Double vision or blurred vision
- Feeling fatigued, sluggish or groggy
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to light or noise
Effects such as being unable to stay awake, repeated vomiting and extreme disorientation can be symptomatic of severe traumatic brain injuries, and they are signs that emergency medical treatment may be necessary. If you have concerns about a possible head injury after a car accident for any reason, you should seek treatment as soon as possible.
Treatment Options (and Costs) for Head Injuries
The treatment options for head injuries from car accidents vary depending on the nature and severity of the victim’s injury. How soon a car accident victim seeks medical attention can impact the treatment options that are available as well. Of course, the extent of a patient’s treatment needs will impact the cost of treatment as well, and, in many cases, the cost of care for a TBI or other accident-related head injury can far exceed what the patient’s family can afford. This is true for all forms of treatment, including (but not limited to):
- Rest and recuperation
- Removing blood clots
- Relieving intracranial pressure
- Repairing skull fractures
- Cognitive therapy
Along with the costs of medical care, accident-related head injuries can lead to other financial and non-financial costs as well. Fortunately, accident victims and their families will be able to recover these costs in some cases. If you need to know more about filing a claim after a car accident in South Florida, you should speak with a Boca Raton head injuries lawyer promptly.
Get Help from an Experienced Boca Raton Head Injuries Lawyer
At The Grife Law Firm, we help car accident victims and their families recover just compensation. If you would like to speak with a Boca Raton head injuries lawyer about filing a claim, we invite you to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. To speak with a lawyer in confidence as soon as possible, call 561-998-0770 or tell us how we can reach you online now.
Turn To A Boca Raton Head Injuries Attorney At The Grife Law Firm
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