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Can a Traumatic Brain Injury Affect My Financial Security?


Credit card data securityYes, in many cases a traumatic brain injury1 can have significant financial consequences and could have a substantial impact on a person’s financial security. As a result, anyone who has sustained a traumatic brain injury should retain legal counsel as quickly as possible.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates2 that an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, every year. Traumatic brain injuries happen when an external physical force causes an injury to a person’s brain that results in a disruption in normal function. While many TBIs occur when a person sustains a bump or blow to the head, they can also occur in the absence of direct physical contact if the brain is jolted inside of the skull.

TBIs can keep victims from working for weeks, months, or even years

While traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe, all TBIs are considered serious injuries. The symptoms and complications that TBI victims sustain are generally in direct proportion to the severity of the initial injury and include the following:

·       Problems with memory

·       Difficulty concentrating

·       Sensitivity to light and sound

·       Difficulty sleeping

·       Dizziness

·       Headaches

·       Difficulty communicating

·       Depression

·       Issues with motor skills

·       Problems with understanding

Even mild TBIs can result in symptoms that last for weeks or months, and the treatment for these kinds of injuries generally involves physical and mental rest, which usually keeps victims from working. In more serious cases, people who sustain TBIs may develop cognitive or physical problems that prevent them from working and may actually necessitate around-the-clock medical care. Consequently, people who sustain traumatic brain injuries may lose a significant amount of income due to not being able to work while they recover. Additionally, in some instances, victims may lose full earning potential of the rest of their career.

TBIS can result in significant medical expenses

People who sustain a traumatic brain injury also can incur significant medical expenses in the course of treating their injury. In some cases, identifying and treating a TBI may involve several visits to the doctor, imaging procedures such as CT or MRI scans, rehabilitative therapy, and even brain surgery. As a result, people who sustain TBIs often end up with medical expenses well into hundreds of thousands of dollars.

An attorney can help you recover

The combination of lost income and significant medical expenses can have a substantial impact on a person’s financial well-being. Fortunately, in many cases, victims are entitled to financial compensation for their economic losses after a TBI-causing accident. In addition, people who have sustained a TBI can also recover for their non-economic damages, including their physical and emotional pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. The best way for victims to ensure that they receive the compensation they deserve is to retain an attorney familiar with representing the legal rights of people who have sustained traumatic brain injuries.

Can I afford an attorney?

At the Dolman Law Group, we take all of our TBI and other personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning that we do not collect any legal fees unless we successfully recover a settlement or award on behalf of our client. Consequently, TBI victims can retain legal representation without having to pay anything up front, and any legal fees that are due will be paid as a percentage of their total recovery.

Contact a Tampa TBI attorney today to schedule a free case evaluation

When people sustain a traumatic brain injury due to the carelessness of others, they can often sustain significant financial compensation. Sometimes, the carelessness that led to a TBI injury is not always clear. For this reason, it is important that anyone who has sustained a TBI discuss their case in detail with an experienced Tampa traumatic brain injury lawyer. The Dolman Law Group has been representing the rights of individuals who have been injured in preventable accidents since 2009 and work tirelessly to ensure that each client we represent receives the full and fair value of his or her claim. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, please call our office today at 727-451-6900.

Dolman Law Group
800 North Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33756



1 http://www.cdc.gov/TraumaticBrainInjury/
2 http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/pdf/BlueBook_factsheet-a.pdf

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