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A brain injury can have a devastating impact on every aspect of your life and the lives of the people around you. A traumatic brain injury can affect your personality, mental capacity, bodily control, physical capabilities, and even your decision-making abilities.
To find out if you have a brain injury claim, you can read our Frequently Asked Questions about Traumatic Brain Injury. For personal assistance, please contact one of our Florida brain injury attorneys for a free consultation by calling (855) 880-4741.
Causes of Brain Injury
Brain injuries can occur from any incident or accident that causes other injuries. Brain injuries can even occur from small accidents, such as a child falling over or a small fender-bender.
Many of the brain injuries we handle are caused by:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Construction accidents
- Railroad accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Boating accidents
- Birth injuries, including cerebral palsy
- Anesthesia overdose
Classification and Symptoms of Brain Injuries
There are two different types of head injuries:
- Open-head injuries: Occur any time the skull is penetrated. This type of brain injury is very easy to detect, and the consequences are usually very serious or cause death.
- Closed-head injuries: Occur when the brain is forced against the inside of the skull.
Closed-head injuries can be very difficult to diagnose because they can arise months after the incident. Brain injuries like this can usually be identified by changes such as:
- Loss of vision
- Loss of memory
- Loss of taste
- Aggressive behavior
- Hearing loss
- Attention difficulties
- Bladder/bowel control difficulties
- Poor balance
- Poor motor skills
- Change in speech
Sometimes, brain injuries are not as obvious as other serious injures, but an injury lawyer may be able to prove the nature and extent of your injury and that you are entitled to recover damages. To begin building your case, schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter today. Our office in Orlando, Florida, is reachable online or by phone at (855) 880-4741.