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Understanding Auto Crash Related TBIs


An accident is no laughing matter, and every year about 250,000 accidents occur in Florida, causing roughly 200,000 injuries on average. Of these, about 2,500 on average are fatal while others cause injuries ranging in severity from minor to catastrophic. A traumatic brain injury – also called TBI – is one of the most dangerous and serious injuries anyone can suffer, and it will lead to numerous problems in life that can be hard to overcome.

According to recent information, traffic accidents are the second leading cause of all TBIs, accounting for about 17.3 percent of all TBI cases reported in the country. They’re also the largest source of TBI related fatalities, and about 31 percent of all TBI deaths are caused by auto crashes.

It’s important that you visit a doctor for any injury to your head caused during an accident, even if it seems like just a minor bump. Many brain injuries don’t fully manifest themselves until time has passed, and catching traumatic brain injury early is important for your safety. You’ll need to remember that Florida PIP coverage will only cover injuries that are discovered during the initial doctor visit, and that you only have a few days to seek the help that you need – fourteen days under current laws. You’ll not only be seeking help to maintain maximum health, but to ensure you are covered under insurance. If an issue arises after this PIP coverage, you may need to seek legal help to find out if you are owed restitution and compensation for your injuries.

The biggest issue for many suffering from TBI is that the effects are very long term, leading to years of treatment and recovery. Those bills can add up, leaving you owing a large amount of money that you might not have. And since insurance companies employ large teams of attorneys to try to protect them from having to pay out a dime more than they must, you’ll likely be facing an uphill battle to get compensation for long term costs.

That’s why finding a good TBI lawyer matters so much. Brain injury lawyers will work to stand up to the lawyers for the insurance company. When the opposing side sees that you have a legal team on your side, it makes a big difference. They’ll be more likely to settle out of court for a fair sum and provide you with the kind of compensation you truly deserve. Brain injury lawyers will look at numerous things including your medical history, accident reports, and more. This is another reason it’s vital you seek medical help quickly – it helps provide your brain injury lawyer with more evidence about your situation since medical bills and medical records will help them create a kind of timeline that can be used to show a court that your problems are caused by the accident.

We have law offices in Bradenton, Venice, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and elsewhere in Florida. Our team of legal experts, combined, has more than 100 years’ experience in injury law including TBI law. If you are suffering from TBI due to an auto accident, please contact us to find out more about your rights.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

Understanding Auto Crash Related TBIs

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh




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