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What should I do if I suffer a traumatic brain injury in Florida?

Traumatic Brain Injuries are often caused by auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip or trip an​d falls, and other accidents. It is important to protect your health and safety if you suffer a brain injury in Florida.


  • Seek emergency medical attention (even before calling a lawyer!) Your health is paramount.
  • Follow up on your medical treatment. If you don't follow prescribed treatment plans, it could hurt your case.
  • Contact a Florida brain injury lawyer. Even if you don't intend on using a lawyer, you can get helpful information.
  • Keep a journal of your recovery. Your recovery may have ups and downs, and you will need to remember important details.
  • Keep track of missed time at work, including any sick time take.

What is my traumatic brain injury claim worth?

Traumatic brain injuries can be seriously debilitating. Depending on the severity of your brain injury, your claim for damages will change. Medical bills alone could number in the hundreds of thousands.


A good Florida brain injury lawyer will look at the types of symptoms a brain injury victim has and the impact those symptoms have on their quality of life and argue for just compensation.​


It is important to note that the TBI must be caused by some sort of external force like a car accident, bicycle accident, or other accident. A stroke, tumor, or genetic disease is generally not classified as a traumatic brain injury.

Primary brain injuries result from the immediate trauma of an accident and secondary brain injuries occur in the aftermath of treatment.


Primary Brain Injuries​

  • Concussion
  • Contusion
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury
  • Penetrating Injuries


Secondary Brain Injuries

  • Brain Hypoxia
  • Brain Swelling
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Intracranial Pressure

What is the difference between a primary and secondary brain injury?

Do I even need a Florida brain injury attorney?

Not every brain injury claim requires the use of an attorney. Claims that involve only a concussion probably do not rise to that level. However, it doesn't hurt to consult with an attorney. You need to protect yourself in case more serious injuries manifest later. We offer free brain injury consultations and we'll help you find the right attorney even if we can't take your case.

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Will it Impact My Case If I Do Not Immediately Seek Treatment?

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If An Injury Does Not Manifest Until Later, What Are My Options for Filing a Claim?

If you have immediately apparent brain injuries or injuries that manifest later due to an accident, then not seeking immediate medical attention will most likely impact your case negatively. 

A common occurrence is when a victim of an accident has seemingly minor injuries and they can feel fine after the accident. Instead of taking the ambulance to the hospital, they get a ride home. Later on, however, the pain manifests. It could be that night, or days later.


Once the adrenaline from the accident wears off and your body starts to feel pain, you might realize you have a claim for damages in Florida.  It is important to seek medical attention as soon as pain manifests if you haven't already been treated.


When seeking medical attention, it is important to tell your doctor that you have been injured in an accident and that the accident is listed as a cause of the pain. Medical providers and insurance companies use specific coding when treating injuries and brain injury victims tend to receive similar types of care.


So if you have sustained a traumatic brain injury in an accident, it is important that the physician notes that in your medical records.

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