In Florida, you have four years to file a lawsuit after being injured. Over time, the details of your case can become harder to define. If you believe your injury may have been caused by someone else's negligent actions, reach out to an attorney in Lakeland or Bartow as soon as possible. Our consultations are free, and you pay nothing until and unless we collect compensation on your behalf.
The emotional, physical, and financial burden of a traumatic brain injury can have devastating consequences on your quality of life.
A traumatic brain injury lawyer at Moody Law can help you collect the compensation you will need in order to rebuild your life. We provide free consultations at our Lakeland, FL, and Winter Haven offices.
Why do I need a traumatic brain injury attorney?
The Center for Disease Control estimates that there are approximately 1.4 million cases of traumatic brain injury in this country each year. With 5.4 million currently requiring long-term medical care resulting from TBI, it is imperative that you contact an experienced attorney. We have helped many families to collect maximum compensation in TBI cases.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain injuries
It is crucial that you or your loved one undergo a comprehensive medical examination by a qualified doctor following an accident. As with many other conditions, the best outcomes occur when a traumatic brain injury is diagnosed early. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can include:
- Memory loss
- Persistent headaches
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Loss of coordination
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure may be necessary to confirm a TBI, and some doctors are reluctant to order these without reasonable cause. Be sure to insist that your doctor refer you to a radiologist if you notice any of these symptoms. Meanwhile, get in touch with our Lakeland law firm as soon as possible to begin reviewing your case.
Causes of TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits
Our Lakelan attorneys will review the details of your brain injury to determine how to best pursue your case. Our attorneys can demonstrate that the responsible parties did not meet their requirements for reasonable care towards you, or that their actions or inactions were the direct cause of your injury. Proving that a TBI occurred because of the defendant's negligence can be extremely difficult because of the complex nature of the injury. Our attorneys are experienced in gathering as much evidence as possible about the accident and your injury to prove that the responsible party's behavior was a direct cause.
How to Establish Liability for a Traumatic Brain Injury
A TBI can lead to mounting medical bills, lost wages, occupational therapy, counseling, and many other expenses. Such steep costs can be almost overwhelming. Our Lakeland attorneys can determine who was responsible for your injury, and fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve. However, determining liability can be very complex. There are many circumstances that may contribute to a TBI. For example, brain injuries often occur because of motor vehicle accidents. At the same time, other causes can stem from a range of situations, including poorly maintained properties, work accidents, and defective products.
In TBI cases that are the result of product liability, our attorneys can demonstrate that a defective or dangerous product was the cause of your injury. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge in bringing multiple companies involved in the production and distribution of dangerous products to justice. Our attorneys will review the facts of the case and pursue the compensation you will need in order to recover from the significant losses that can result from a TBI.
If needed, our Lakeland attorneys will discuss your case with eye witnesses, medical expert witnesses, police officers, and accident reconstruction experts. We also work with a team of investigators to recover all the facts. Our attorneys can then determine which parties to hold responsible for their actions, such as:
- A reckless or drunk driver
- A negligent property owner
- A manufacturer who did not follow proper protocol
- A company who hired inexperienced and undertrained employees
- A distributor that knowingly sold a defective product or mislead consumers with marketing
- A city that did not maintain its roads properly