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Orange Park Brain Injury Lawyer
Brain Injury Claims in Clay County
When a person is involved in a major accident, they are likely to sustain a wide range of injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). A TBI is one of the most serious types of injuries you can suffer. Victims often face numerous consequences in their day-to-day lives, from physical and cognitive challenges to financial hardships caused by massive medical bills and missed work.
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we represent individuals who have suffered life-altering brain injuries due to the negligent, reckless, or wrongful actions of others. Whether you suffered a serious concussion after slipping and falling on someone else’s property or your loved one sustained a severe TBI in a car accident, our Orange Park brain injury lawyers are ready to help you fight for the fair financial recovery you are owed.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is any injury to the brain that occurs after birth. Also known as acquired brain injuries, TBIs often result from a catastrophic accident or event.
There are two categories of TBI:
- Open-Head Injury: An open-head injury, also known as a penetrating brain injury, occurs when the scalp or skull is broken or pierced by a foreign object. Open-head injuries are extremely serious and highly likely to be fatal. Examples of open-head brain injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, and skull fractures.
- Closed-Head Injury: A closed-head injury occurs when the brain is damaged due to strong or violent forces, but the head itself does not appear injured. Closed-head brain injuries, such as concussions or coup-contrecoup injuries, are more difficult to detect than open-head injuries, but they can be just as serious.
While both open-head and closed-head injuries are considered catastrophic, closed-head brain injuries are often viewed as more dangerous simply because they are harder to detect. As a result, closed-head TBI victims may not receive critical medical attention as quickly as those who suffer open-head injuries.
What Are the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Because closed-head brain injuries can be difficult to spot at first glance, it’s important that you know the signs of a traumatic brain injury. If you suspect that you or anyone else may have sustained a TBI, seek medical attention right away.
Brain injury symptoms vary depending on the type of injury and its severity. However, some common TBI symptoms include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Short- or long-term memory loss
- Headache, especially one that gets worse or persists
- Inability to remember the accident
- Difficulty speaking (delayed responses, slowed speech, etc.)
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Difficulty concentrating/thinking clearly
- Changes in mood or behavior
- Nervousness and anxiety
These symptoms may appear immediately after the injury, or they may take hours, days, or even weeks to develop. Closely monitor yourself or your loved one after a suspected brain injury and do not wait until symptoms appear or worsen to seek medical attention.
Who Can File a Brain Injury Claim?
Often, brain injuries occur due to traumatic accidents and events. In many cases, these incidents are entirely preventable.
If you or your loved one suffered a brain injury due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of another person or party, you could be entitled to file a personal injury claim. If successful, this claim will allow you to recover compensation for damages related to the injury, such as medical bills (including future medical expenses), lost income/wages from time taken off work, lost earning ability due to disability, lost future earnings, and pain and suffering.
To determine if you have grounds to file a brain injury claim, ask yourself the following:
- Did another person, company, or entity act negligently or wrongfully?
- Was this negligent or wrongful conduct the cause of your brain injury?
- Did you suffer measurable damages as a result of your injury?
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., our Orange Park traumatic brain injury lawyers can help you determine whether you have grounds for a case. We work with a team of 6 in-house investigators and over 100 support staff members who help us conduct thorough investigations and reconstruct accidents to determine who was at fault. This allows us to establish liability and build the strongest possible case on your behalf.
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A traumatic brain injury can change your life. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we believe that you deserve justice and that the liable party should be held accountable. With over 100 years of combined experience, our legal team is well-equipped to effectively advocate for you and your recovery. We have extensive experience handling all types of brain injury cases, including those involving birth injuries, motor vehicle accidents, near-drownings, acts of violence, and more. No matter how complex your case may be, our attorneys are ready to fight for you.
We provide our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe any out-of-pocket expenses and we only collect attorneys’ fees if we win your case. Get in touch with us today to learn more!
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