Getting to Know the Most Common Causes of Head Injuries

Common Causes of Head InjuriesIf you experience a serious and severe head injury, it can have a devastating impact on your life. It can also have consequences for your family and friends. A head injury may impact the ability you have to work, enjoy life, and spend time with the people you love. Also, the cost of medical treatment, needed medication, ongoing rehabilitation, and more can be high. 

At Fetterman Law, we believe that no one should have to pay out of their own pocket for injuries that resulted from someone else’s negligence. Our team of experienced injury attorneys in Florida is ready to leverage our abilities and expertise for you to help you recover the compensation you deserve after a head injury. There’s no reason to try to handle your lawsuit alone. We will handle all the complex legal matters so you can focus on what’s really important – your mental and physical recovery. 

If you have experienced a head injury in a Florida accident, contact our legal team today. We will leverage our resources and abilities to help you receive fair and full compensation. 

The Top Causes of Head Injuries 

Some of the most common causes of head injuries in Florida include:

If you have suffered a head injury because of one of these situations, contact us. We will help with your recovery. Our team takes your medical treatment seriously, and you can count on us to help ensure you get the treatment and care you need to help you fully recover from the injuries you suffered. 

Understanding Liability in Accidents That Cause a Head Injury

To successfully prove liability after an accident that causes a head injury, it’s required to prove that the party who caused your injury had some duty to you, that they breached the duty, and that your injury resulted from this situation. 

One example of this is that every motorist on the roads in Florida must follow the established rules of the road. If someone runs through a stop sign or red light, it means they have acted negligently. If the action results in them crashing into your vehicle, then they may be liable for your head injury and any other damages you suffered during the accident. 

Based on the type of accident you are involved in, several parties may be liable for a head injury, which include:

  • Negligent drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Property or store owner
  • Third-party contractor on a work site
  • Doctor that committed medical malpractice
  • Dog owner
  • Defective product manufacturer
  • Sports facility

If your heat injury took place while you were working, you might be allowed to file a workers’ compensation claim. With a workers’ comp claim, you can receive benefits for your injury. The main difference between a personal injury claim and a workers’ comp claim is that you don’t have to prove who is at fault to receive workers’ comp benefits in Florida. 

In some cases, head injury symptoms aren’t immediately evident. In fact, complications of this may show up several days or even a few weeks after your accident. It’s smart to wait to find out the full effect of your head injury before you accept any settlement offer from the insurance company. 

We recommend getting in touch with us right away to discuss your case. 

Common Symptoms Seen with a Head Injury 

Some of the most common symptoms of a head injury include the following:

  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Bruising
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding
  • Loss of coordination or balance
  • Problems staying awake
  • Confusion
  • Problems concentrating
  • Issues speaking
  • Passing out temporarily 
  • Numbness
  • Distraction or confusion
  • Weakness
  • Changes in behavior
  • Weakness
  • Memory issues
  • Blood coming out of the nose or ears
  • Sensitivity to light or noise

In some cases, a few of these symptoms may appear right away after your head injury occurs. However, others may take hours or days to appear. It’s a good idea to go to the doctor right away after any head trauma. Making sure you get an early diagnosis of a head injury will likely help to improve your prognosis. 

Why You Should Call Our Legal Team for Help with a Head Injury After an Accident 

If you are involved in an accident that causes a head injury, there’s no question that it can have serious and long-term effects on your life, health, and well-being. Because of this, we recommend that you get in touch with us right away. Our team will evaluate your situation and help you file a lawsuit for compensation. 

We are on your side and ready to help with your case. Our legal team will fight for your rights and help you receive a fair amount of compensation.