Warning Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury - South Florida lawyers explain what to look for
When a traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs, there are often many warning signs. Sometimes, these symptoms can be obvious. Other times, they might not be so clear. That's partly because there are so many different types of brain injuries.
That's why it's always important to seek immediate medical attention if you suspect that you or a loved one sustained a TBI. Otherwise, you could experience serious, life-threatening health problems.
We understand the risks people face since our experienced, Florida brain injury attorneys at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. have handled a wide range of cases throughout South Florida involving brain and spinal cord injuries.
Warning signs of a TBI
There are many different warning signs for brain injuries. Some of the most common symptoms that something serious might be wrong include:
- Light headedness
- Slurred speech
- Memory lapses
- Excessive tiredness
- Poor balance
These are just a small sampling of some of the most common symptoms of a brain injury. If something feels wrong, don't wait. Take action to protect your health and your legal rights.
What you should do next
Traumatic brain injuries can be fatal in certain circumstances. That's why it's important to take these steps right away to protect your rights and your well-being:
- Seek immediate medical attention - If you believe you have a neck or spinal cord injury, don't move. Ask someone else to call for immediate medical attention and simply stay still.
- Call the police - If your brain injury occurred as a result of an accident, call the police right away and ask them to respond to your accident. An official police report can make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case.
- Contact our law firm - The sooner you talk to our law firm, the sooner we can offer you advice based on years of experience handling such complex cases. We can help you every step of the way - from helping you to fill out forms to dealing directly with insurance companies on your behalf.
- Follow your doctor's advice - In many cases, you will need to take several days or even weeks to fully recover from your brain injury. In some cases, the brain injury sustained by you or a loved one could result in permanent brain damage. Make sure you follow your doctor's advice. Brain injury can be serious or even fatal. That's why it's important that you take your recovery seriously. Don't worry about anything else. We can handle the rest.