Florida Head Injury Attorneys with Knowledge of the Law and the Medicine behind It
Winning justice and compensation for clients who have suffered head or brain injuries
Among the most devastating of all injuries that occur in a car crash, truck accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, or even a slip and fall are those involving the head. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.7 million Americans suffer the most catastrophic head injury of all — a traumatic brain injury, or TBI — every year
If you or a family member has suffered a head or brain injury in an accident, talk to one of the experienced attorneys at the AV® Preeminent™ Florida head injury law firm of Baker & Baker in Pensacola. We have extensive experience proving traumatic brain injury claims. As personal injury lawyers, we consult neurologists, neuropsychologists and rehabilitation therapists to document the nature and extent of the brain injury. Their testimony can also explain in practical terms what it means to lose memory or executive function. The emotional, behavioral and personality aspects of brain trauma can also represent elements of loss that should be compensated.
Understanding the range of brain and head injuries
A severe brain injury is life altering, and can cause problems ranging from loss of memory and problems with speech and coordination to changes in personality and inability to perform even the simplest of daily activities. Head and brain injuries can include:
- Open head injuries, in which an object penetrates the skull and enters the brain
- Closed head injuries, in which the skull is intact but injured, such as concussions and contusions
- Diffuse axonal injury, in which nerves in the brain are permanently damaged. Often associated with high-speed crashes, this exceptionally debilitating type of closed head injury may lead to a coma or vegetative state.
- Anoxic brain injury, in which the brain is deprived of oxygen for a dangerously long period. It may be caused by near-drowning or electrical shock.
- Subdural, epidural and intraparenchymal intracranial hematomas, in which the brain is pushed against the inside of the skull, allowing blood to pool between the skull and brain
We have the skill and passion to help those with cases of moderate or severe traumatic brain injury. We pursue claims on behalf of those who struggle with the consequences of post-concussion syndrome or post-traumatic stress disorder. Our experience can level the playing field with insurance companies that routinely downplay the continuing effects of a head injury.
Learn more about our vigorous representation of victims of head and brain injury
As Pensacola personal injury lawyers who have seen the effects of head and brain injuries, we aggressively pursue all avenues of compensation for our clients. To schedule a free consultation and learn more about our approach and how we can help you, please contact us online or call us at 850-316-8247.