What South Florida Drivers Need to Know About Brain Injury

Automobile accidents can create a wide variety of injuries to Florida drivers and passengers. The force of an accident typically dictates how severe the injuries; these may range from mild to severe in nature. If people strike their heads in a South Florida car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, train accident, pedestrian accident, or bike accident, brain injury can occur.

Brain injury is typically classified into mild, moderate, and severe categories. However, any type of head injury can create trauma to the brain resulting in a concussion, loss of consciousness, coma, closed head injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. According to the Department of Health in the State of Florida, the definition of brain injury is, “an insult to the skull, brain or its covering, resulting from external trauma, which produces an altered state of consciousness or anatomic, motor, sensory, cognitive or behavioral deficit.”

Not all head and brain injuries produce serious results. Some injuries are minimal, but others are life threatening and could result in long term behavioral problems or permanent brain loss. Symptoms of brain injury include these: headaches, migraines, memory loss, trouble concentrating, slurred speech, amnesia, slowed ability to process information, balance problems, fatigue, seizures, muscle spasms, blurred vision, and loss of consciousness.

It is extremely important to have your head evaluated after striking a dashboard, steering wheel, or anything else. Don’t dismiss it! The first 24 hours are the most crucial; if any of these symptoms occur for more than a few days, it is important to get evaluated for a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Traumatic brain injuries resulting from car accidents are a leading cause for death and disabilities. The force of an accident can be enough to create severe damage to the brain. Many people do not realize they might have a traumatic brain injury because their skull is not punctured and they don’t lose consciousness; however, internal bruising and swelling could occur, creating serious damage.

Brain injuries can be caused from car accidents, trauma, strokes, sports injuries, and toxic exposure among others. If you or a loved one has sustained a Florida brain injury from being involved in a car accident, contact Attorney Virginia Drogo of the South Florida Personal Injury Center at 888-968-7252 and find out your rights.

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Attorney Virginia Drogo, an experienced brain injury attorney, represents injured victims of South Florida in the cities of Hollywood, Naples, Miami, Miami Gardens, North Miami Beach, South Miami Heights, Del Ray, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Margate, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Tamarac, Sunrise, Davie, Cooper City, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hialeah, Leisure City, Kendall, Kendall Lakes, Homestead, Pinecrest, and Princeton.