The brain is an amazing organ. When it is injured, however, the victim's life can be dramatically and permanently altered. With the violent impact of a serious car accident in which a head hits a dashboard, a traumatic brain injury can result. In a typical motor vehicle collision, the trauma is threefold. For example, the vehicle hits another object, the passenger's head hits the dashboard, and then the brain hits the front of the skull. The long-term effects of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, may be far more damaging than is apparent at first. Below, the experienced brain injury lawyers at Shapiro Law Firm, P.A., offer some useful advice on how to minimize the effects of TBI.
Injuries inside the head are difficult to prove in court because sometimes the injury is not readily apparent to the casual observer. That’s why it is important to get medical experts involved to document symptoms, especially when there is litigation involved.
The long-term effects of traumatic brain injury can be devastating. The sooner a traumatic brain injury case is settled, the sooner the patient can focus on rehabilitation. If the case cannot be settled out of court and must be litigated in the courtroom, an experienced lawyer will hire medical experts to testify in the case, helping to minimize the financial effects of the injury for the victim.
For more information about the long-term effects of brain injury from the experienced attorneys at Shapiro Law Firm, call (850) 629-7226 now for a free consultation.