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August 8, 2019

The fact that car accidents continue to increase—and especially in Florida—is a subject of consternation for infrastructure analysts, government officials, and anyone who has lost someone due to a car crash, as well as concerned citizens who fear for the safety of all motorists. Escalating fatalities and injuries are not just isolated to cars either, but also trucks, motorcycles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The roads can be extremely busy in Florida, and even with your best defensive driving practices in place, you could find yourself involved in a serious car accident due to the negligence of other drivers.

Minor injuries such as cuts and contusions, broken bones and ribs, and sprains are common after a car or truck crash. Often though, there are serious and life-threatening injuries like amputations caused during the impact or a result of surgery afterward, neck and back injuries, paralysis, and much more. Injury to the head can be very serious though. While many are lucky to escape with a minor bump on the head, serious concussions are possible, along with traumatic brain injury. A concussion or TBI can sometimes be deceiving too, as you or a loved one could be injured but not even realize it for a while; in fact, they could be walking around as if nothing happened, in a semi-functional state. Usually, if the patient has not realized what is happening, a friend or loved one will point out that something seems off, or that they need medical care.

Traumatic brain injuries could begin with headaches, moodiness, inability to sleep, and more, but they could also present immediately with unconsciousness – even if just at the beginning for 30 minutes or so. Difficulty sleeping, problems with coordination, trouble speaking, and more, could become apparent. Traumatic brain injury can in fact be so serious that there could be permanent brain damage. If you suspect you may have sustained a TBI or a serious concussion, you should seek medical attention immediately. These types of injuries can be extremely serious in children and babies too, and difficult to spot at first. Keep an eye out after any type of head trauma for a change in activity levels, lack of appetite or ability to sleep, crankiness, or more serious symptoms like a coma.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of others, contact the attorneys at Heintz & Becker. We’ve helped victims from Bradenton, Sarasota, and all over Florida get compensation for their damages and medical expenses after accidents. Call us for a free consultation now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help!

All blogs are written on behalf of Heintz & Becker for informational purposes. These articles should not, however, be considered legal advice, or in any way responsible for creating an attorney/client relationship.


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