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A Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Can Protect You

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...

You May Have a Case If You Can Prove: 

Breach of Duty 

You must prove that the defendant was required to act with reasonable care by law, but neglected to uphold their duty.

Cause & Effect Relationship

There must be a clear cause and effect relationship between their negligent actions and the injuries you have suffered.

Quantifiable Damages 

You should be able to show how the injuries have economically affected your life through medical expenses or lost wages.

What constitutes as a TBI?

Types of traumatic brain injuries

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?

You May Experience Immediate & Long-Term Symptoms

Physical 

You may experience loss of consciousness, issues with coordination, headaches and vomiting, insomnia, diminished sexual function, or even paralysis.

Sensory 

After your accident, you may suffer from sensory issues such as impaired hearing or vision, changes in your ability to smell and taste, or sensitivity to light and sound.

Cognitive 

Your cognitive and mental state may also be affected causing you to experience behavioral and personality changes, depression, or memory loss.

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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 accidentsslip 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
  • Coma
  • Paralysis
  • Changes in personality
  • Depression
  • 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. 

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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

To schedule your free consultation, contact us online or call us at (321) 308-8020.

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