Paralysis caused by a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may result from a slip and fall injury caused by a property owner’s failure to maintain safe premises, and the costs of such an injury can be immense. If you or a loved one has been paralyzed because of a traumatic brain injury, then:
- You may experience significant harm to your quality of life
- You may be facing unanticipated, substantial financial hardship
- You could be entitled to collect compensation from the person or people responsible for your brain injury, or the brain injury of a loved one
- You may call a lawyer for assistance in seeking compensation
A Boca Raton paralysis traumatic brain injuries lawyer could help you in your fight for the compensation that you may deserve. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation about your options for seeking compensation in response to a traumatic brain injury caused by a slip and fall.
Possible Origins of a Traumatic Brain Injury
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons notes that a traumatic brain injury may generally occur when:
- You receive a strong blow to your head
- You suffer an injury in which an object penetrates your skull and impacts your brain
- Your head moves in a violent manner, which may include contact with another object
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that the leading cause of non-fatal traumatic brain injury in the United States is falls, which may include trip and fall or slip and fall incidents. When someone slips or trips and falls, they may strike their head against a hard object or surface, or their head may be penetrated by an object, causing them to sustain a TBI.
The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, including possible paralysis, may cause a significant change in the way that you live your life.
Possible Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
Perhaps the most significant impact of a traumatic brain injury—death excluded—is paralysis. The specific symptoms of paralysis may depend on the type of paralysis you or your loved one suffer from, but may generally include:
- Loss of sensation in specific body parts or in regions of your body, per Healthline
- Loss of muscle control in certain regions of your body
- Sensations such as tingling, which you may feel before paralysis sets in
In terms of how paralysis may impact your life, every case may be unique. If you are paralyzed, you might experience:
- A general change in the way that you approach every day
- A significant restriction in your ability to move around, and the ways in which you move
- A sense of lost independence
- A daily need for assistance from others, which may include full- or part-time caregivers
- Difficulty completing once-simple tasks such as eating, brushing your teeth, and other behaviors that require fine motor function
- Mental health deficits characterized by depression and anxiety, which the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation notes may be a risk for those with paralysis (whether from brain injury or spinal cord injury)
- Changes in the jobs that you are able to fulfill, and by extension the amount of income that you are able to earn
- Significant financial costs related to your paralysis
You may be entitled to collect compensation for the outcomes of your paralysis, and any other symptoms of your traumatic brain injury, which you consider to be negative. A Boca Raton paralysis traumatic brain injuries lawyer may be able to help build your case for compensation, so call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused By Unsafe Premises
The cause of your traumatic brain injury could play a role in whether you may be able to obtain compensation for your losses from a responsible party. One of the possible TBI causes that may warrant, at the very least, consideration of a personal injury lawsuit is a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, which may be the result of dangerous premises.
If your traumatic brain injury occurred on someone else’s property and you suspect negligence on the property owner’s behalf contributed to your slip and fall accident, a personal injury lawsuit may be warranted. A lawyer may review your case and advise you on the course of action they recommend.
A Lawyer’s Role After Your Traumatic Brain Injury
Whether you personally suffered a traumatic brain injury or you are acting on behalf of a loved one who was paralyzed or suffered other symptoms of a TBI, then you may consider whether a lawyer could help you in one or more ways.
A lawyer may be of value to you if:
- You would not feel comfortable bringing a lawsuit without legal assistance
- You already have responsibilities that you believe may prevent you from effectively completing a lawsuit for yourself or on a loved one’s behalf
- You would like to rely on the resources that a lawyer may provide you, including but not limited to their completion of all legal aspects of your lawsuit
Some of the specific duties that a lawyer may provide include:
- Document filing, including the initial filing of your lawsuit
- Evidence collection, which may include help from professional investigators
- Defense of your rights
- In-person court appearances
- Negotiation of any settlement that may serve your financial needs
- Completion of a trial where necessary
- Filing of any necessary appeals
A lawyer’s goal may be to obtain any compensation that you or your loved one deserve, from medical expenses to pain and suffering and any other TBI-related losses.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
The team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine offers clients responsive legal care and can go the extra mile in pursuit of any compensation that you deserve. We will explain how a Boca Raton paralysis traumatic brain injuries lawyer may be at your service.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
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