About Traumatic Brain Injuries
Lakeland Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Dean Burnetti provides professional Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney legal services in Polk County, including: Lakeland, Auburndale, Bartow, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Highland Park, Hillcrest Heights, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Mulberry, Polk City, and Winter Haven; in Highlands County, including: Avon Park, Lake Placid, Lorida, Sebring, Venus, Placid Lake, and Sylvan Shores; and in Hardee County, including: Bowling Green, Ona, Wauchula, Zolfo Springs, Gardner, and Limestone; and all of the Greater Central Florida Area.
A Traumatic Brain Injury is a complex injury that results from a violent blow or jolt to the victim’s head or body. Moreover, it can occur by an object, including a shattered piece of skull, penetrating the victim’s brain tissue.
A mild traumatic brain injury might only affect the victim’s brain cells for a short time. (However, that does not mean that a "mild" brain injury is not a serious injury.) On the other hand, a serious traumatic brain injury can result in long-term complications or even death.
Traumatic brain injuries may cause symptoms to appear immediately following the traumatic event, though sometimes symptoms don't appear until days or weeks after the trauma.
By and large, falls account for the largest percentage of traumatic brain injuries. Even so, auto accidents account for a significant percentage of these injuries. Furthermore, sports injuries cause a remarkable number of brain injuries.
Remarkably, traumatic brain injuries disproportionately affect children as well as the elderly. What's more, the CDC states that nearly half of all traumatic brain injury emergency room visits are by children. Moreover, they report that 80% of traumatic brain injuries among the elderly were caused by falls. Unfortunately, another large percentage of traumatic brain injuries also stem from attempted suicides.
The signs and symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury may include:
- A Brief Loss of Consciousness
- A Dazed or Disoriented State
- Nausea / Vomiting
- Fatigue / Drowsiness
- Slurred Speech
- Blurred Vision
- Wild Mood Swings
The signs and symptoms of a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury may include:
- A Loss of Consciousness that Can Last Several Hours or More
- A Severe Headache that Only Worsens with Time
- Persistent Nausea and/or Vomiting
- Convulsions / Seizures
- Dilation of One or Both Pupils
- Clear Liquid Draining from the Nose and/or Ears
- Inability to Awaken
- Numbness in Extremities
- Loss of Balance
- Profound Confusion
- Slurred Speech
- Vegetative State
- Minimally Conscious State
- Brain Death
Dean Burnetti Law Can Help...
No matter how you were affected or if a loved one was killed by a traumatic brain injury and you aren’t sure what your options are, the attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of your case. They are eager to navigate the legal system for you as you travel down the road to physical and financial recovery. Call Dean Burnetti Law at 863-287-6388 today to schedule your free and confidential consultation.
The attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of Traumatic Brain Injuries, including concussions, seizures, comatose states, and even death. Our team is highly qualified and waiting to serve you.
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