Any brain injury is a tragic event in the lives of victims and their families, but when the injury is the preventable result of another party’s negligence, the trauma is especially difficult to accept.
A traumatic brain injury lawyer at Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. can ensure that a victim's rights are protected and that they receive full compensation.
Reach out to our Melbourne, Titusville, or Cocoa offices if you think you may have suffered a brain injury...
What constitutes as a TBI?
How Your Case is Handled May Depend on Your Injury
The type of TBI you have suffered will play an important role in the legal options that are available to you and the amount of compensation you may be awarded. It is in your best interest to enlist the service of a personal injury attorney to provide guidance throughout the process.
Is a TBI obvious?
Video: Personal Injury Attorney Stephen G. Charpentier
Florida personal injury attorney Steve Charpentier is an active member of the law community in Brevard County. Mr. Charpentier has been involved in numerous organizations such as the Brevard Bar Foundation, which is a charitable foundation that contributes to both legal and social needs of Brevard County citizens.
Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of disability among American young adults and children. In total, more than 1.5 million people in the United States suffer a brain injury every year. The brain is central to all body functions, so victims who suffer brain injury often face catastrophic and permanent emotional, cognitive, and physical impairments.
Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury occurs when a victim’s head is impacted or penetrated. This type of brain injury is most commonly the result of auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, and acts of violence, and consequences can be especially severe for victims. As brain function is essential to every system of the body, any type of brain injury can cause severe and life-long repercussions for victims and their loved ones. Some of the most common and devastating side effects of a brain injury include:
- Behavioral changes
- Loss of memory
- Impaired cognition, including reading, writing, and communicating
- Impaired speech, hearing, or vision
- Changes in personality
- Loss of coordination
- Diminished sexual function
Many of the symptoms of a brain injury may be attributable to other causes or may not be immediately apparent after a traumatic event. While brain injury is not reversible, prompt attention to a brain injury may dramatically improve a patient’s outcome. If you or someone you love has suffered a head trauma and you suspect that a brain injury may have occurred, it is imperative that you seek the advice of a medical professional immediately.
Charpentier Law Firm, P.A.
Since 1989, Stephen G. Charpentier been protecting victims' rights. Mr. Charpentier:
- Is a recipient of an AV rating, the Martindale-Hubbel® National Law Directory's highest honor
- Earned Florida Legal Elite status in 2010
- Handles cases in many practice areas including medical malpractice, auto accidents, and wrongful death
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