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The brain is a complex organ that controls your thoughts, emotions, creativity, memory, breathing, speech, and movement. Even a seemingly minor bump or blow to the head can have a lasting impact and result in a severe brain injury. Sustaining any brain injury can lead to complications and interfere with essential parts of your life, such as your ability to work or interact with loved ones.

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If your injuries resulted from someone else’s negligence or wrongful conduct and you have losses, consider seeking proper compensation to help you cover the cost of your care. If someone else caused your injury, they should cover your losses.

Our Tampa brain injury lawyers at Boohoff Law can help you take immediate action to ensure that your injuries won’t impact you or your family as harshly. We are ready to take on the insurance company to get you the settlement you need and deserve. We commit ourselves to help clients with complex injuries receive justice and the most favorable outcome possible. If you are in the Tampa area, reach out for more information.​

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What Are Traumatic Brain Injuries?


Traumatic brain injuries typically result from a blow to the head or a sudden and aggressive body jolt. These injuries may be either closed or penetrative head injuries. A penetrative injury happens when an object penetrates the brain tissue. Even a tiny piece of a shattered skull can significantly affect the brain. A brain injury might happen because of a motor vehicle accident, assault, or fall. Even “mild” brain injuries like concussions may cause serious, long-term impairments.

Serious TBIs can result in permanent complications or even death in severe cases. In cases where severe brain injuries occur, the brain tissue might bleed, bruise, or sustain tears. Because a brain injury does not need to be serious to affect someone, you must know the signs of brain damage and seek immediate medical attention even if you believe your injury isn’t severe. If you sustained a traumatic brain injury either by someone else’s negligence or willful wrongdoing, our Tampa brain injury lawyers can help you obtain compensation for your injuries.​

Leading Causes of Brain Injury in Tampa

We see brain injuries happen due to falls while shopping at Publix, accidents while walking or cycling to Davis Islands Beach, escalator accidents at University Mall, accidents at Tampa International Airport, and many other incidents. Children can also suffer brain injuries while playing at Anderson Playground, riding a Hillsborough County school bus, or while at daycare or summer camp.

The short-and long-term effects of a brain injury are highly unpredictable, and depending on the severity of your injury, you may need around-the-clock care or be unable to return to work. When accidents happen due to the reckless actions of others, let our brain injury lawyers help you determine the value of your damages and recover evidence to prove your claim.

Some cases that our Tampa brain injury attorneys represent include:

Car Accidents

If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you should not hesitate to receive medical attention as soon as possible. A brain injury can occur in a car accident whenever the brain comes into contact with the skull. When your head hits the steering wheel, window glass, or any other objects in your care, the force created upon impact can cause you to suffer serious injuries.

A person in a car accident will often suffer from a closed-head injury. Symptoms of these types of injuries may not be immediately apparent. Closed-head brain trauma can be very serious because the effects of the impact can spread throughout the brain, significantly impairing normal brain functions.

Slips and Falls

When a slip and fall accident happens on the slippery floor of a store, you may hit your head on the floor or a nearby object. In a slip and fall accident, hitting your head can result in severe injuries, including internal bleeding, skull fractures, or a traumatic brain injury. Falls are the most common cause of a closed head injury in adults age 65 and older.

Assault or Intentional Violence

An intentional act committed against another person, such as assault, domestic violence, battery, or gun violence, can cause a traumatic brain injury. In cases where intentional violence happens, additional injuries such as open or visible wounds on the face, head, or skull can be signs of a severe internal brain injury.

If someone attacked and injured you at a hotel, nightclub, restaurant, store, or apartment, you can seek compensation from those businesses for failing to provide adequate security.

Medical Malpractice

When a medical professional commits an error or fails to provide appropriate treatment, gives substandard treatment, causes harm or death to a patient, they may be held legally responsible for their mistakes. A doctor or healthcare professional may cause a patient to suffer brain damage if they fail to properly diagnose a life-threatening condition such as a stroke or heart attack.

Another example of medical malpractice that can cause a patient to suffer brain damage is a medical professional neglecting to treat an aneurysm or making a mistake like depriving the brain of oxygen, also known as hypoxia. Failing to notice an error before it’s too late can lead to irreversible damage. A patient who was the victim of medical malpractice can recover compensation for any injuries or losses that resulted from a medical professional’s negligence.

Sports Accidents

In almost all sports, athletes are at risk of suffering serious head injuries whether intentional contact or collision occurs or not. In sports like volleyball and basketball, where incidental contact happens, an accident can lead to a concussion. In sports like football and hockey, fans commonly see players suffer crushing head blows.

Minor blows to the brain can cause microtrauma, resulting in chronic brain damage that can worsen if not treated promptly. Athletes that return too soon following a concussion are at a higher risk of suffering a more severe injury or even death if they’re involved in another sports accident. Medical professionals are beginning to acknowledge the type of harm that results from these injuries and the serious health repercussions they often come with.

Compensation for a Brain Injury in Tampa

The brain is a highly sensitive organ. A catastrophic injury can have lasting effects and result in permanent damage. The value of your case will directly correspond with how impactful the injuries have been to your overall health and everyday life. A life-changing injury will be worth more than a minor one; however, our lawyers to do everything in our power to get the best possible settlement award in your case. Consider filing a personal injury claim if you’ve sustained a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence and have covered the cost of expensive medical bills or rehabilitative therapy.

Our Tampa brain injury lawyers can retrieve compensation for your losses. Some factors that may influence your brain injury settlement award include the severity of your injury, liability, and information including your age, occupation, and medical history. A young plaintiff who suffers a brain injury and cannot work again will typically receive a higher settlement award than an older person who retired.

Calculating your economic and non-economic damages is the first step in assessing the value of your settlement.

Some types of compensation you may be eligible for in brain injury cases include:

  • Economic damages: retaining all your financial documents, such as receipts or bills, can make calculating the value of your economic damages easier. Economic damages may consist of medical expenses, including surgeries and medications. A victim of a brain injury accident may also recover compensation for property damage, lost wages, or loss of earning capacity.
  • Non-economic damages: Putting a price on pain and suffering isn’t simple, which is why non-economic damages are as easily quantifiable as economic damages. Non-economic damages may include compensation for emotional distress, suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, or wrongful death. Our Tampa brain injury lawyers will use several methods to calculate and determine the value of your damages.
  • Punitive damages: Punitive damages punish extraordinarily reckless or negligent behavior such as drunk driving. Before seeking punitive damages, your lawyer will determine if your case fits the criteria under your state law for them.

Brain Injury FAQs

Who can be responsible for a brain injury?

You can hold anyone who acted negligently or presented a hazard that caused a traumatic brain injury legally responsible.

Can a brain injury become worse over time?

In some cases, a brain injury can worsen over time, so seek medical attention even if you sustained a minor injury.

Why do I need a brain injury attorney to represent my case?

Seeking legal representation for a brain injury claim will give your case the best chance of a successful outcome. Our brain injury lawyers can build a strong case on your behalf and seek full and fair monetary compensation from the negligent party responsible for the accident.

How much can I expect to receive in my settlement award?

The severity of your brain damage will determine the compensation you can receive from a brain injury claim. The greater your losses, the higher your compensation should be. Speaking with an experienced brain injury lawyer is the best way to determine how much you can expect to recover in your case. ​

Do I need to hire a brain injury lawyer if I received a settlement offer for my brain injury claim?

Insurance companies are in the business of making money and will often try to settle early, offering victims of brain injury far less than they deserve. Hiring an experienced brain injury lawyer who can evaluate your case and the full extent of your injuries will help you recover the maximum amount of compensation available in your claim.

What are some symptoms of TBIs and concussions?

Depending on the nature and severity of your head injury, symptoms may vary considerably. Several medical treatments and rehabilitation may be necessary to make your life whole again after a brain injury, so speak to an attorney at Boohoff Law who can fight for compensation on your behalf.

Here are some common symptoms of a concussion:

  • Headache
  • Feelings of confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears

A traumatic brain injury can hinder your ability to enjoy a normal life, complete daily tasks, and impact vital functions such as your thoughts, memories, and emotions.

Some acute symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may include:

  • Issues concentration
  • Feelings of depression
  • Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Sudden changes in personality
  • Other psychological complications

In serious accidents, quickly seek the advice of a medical professional who can determine if you sustained a traumatic brain injury.

Examples of symptoms related to a severe TBI are:

  • Having a seizure
  • Losing consciousness
  • Pupils that dilate unevenly
  • Inability to wake up
  • Slurred speech

Our Tampa brain injury attorneys understand the effects of a brain injury and will work with you to obtain the monetary support you need to cover the cost of your losses. If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury due to another person’s negligent actions, don’t hesitate to contact our office for an initial consultation.

Consult a Tampa Brain Injury Lawyer

Alex Boohoff, ​​Tampa Brain Injury Attorneys

Victims of brain injuries can struggle with long-term consequences that may affect them for the rest of their lives. Medical care can become expensive, and when you’re navigating an uncertain future, monetary compensation can make all the difference. Even if you’re only experiencing a temporary injury, you should never underestimate the potential costs of the health repercussions.

Contact us at Boohoff Law at (813) 725-5606 for the legal help you need. Our lawyers are ready to negotiate on your behalf and fight to recover full compensation for your losses.

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