Traumatic Brain Injury Case

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause irreversible damage, affecting daily life, mental and physical well-being, and finances. If you experienced a TBI due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and expenses.

Attorney Dean Gettis represents victims suffering from traumatic brain injuries in North Miami Beach and the surrounding areas. Let our team help fight for your rights and seek compensation from negligent parties. Contact the Law Office of Dean M. Gettis in North Miami today at 305-893-8931. 

What is a TBI?

A traumatic brain injury refers to any brain injury that occurs as a result of head trauma. Some TBIs are severe and easy to diagnose, such as a skull fracture, a brain bleed, or a coma due to head impact. In other cases, doctors classify brain injuries as mild or moderate, and these may include vague symptoms like difficulties with concentration, memory, or emotion regulation.

The CDC lists symptoms that may occur from a TBI, and the more of these symptoms you have, the higher the likelihood of a traumatic brain injury.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision or vision changes
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Memory problems
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Slurred speech
  • Balance issues
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty speaking and thinking
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Several types of TBIs exist, each with varying degrees of severity. Concussions, diffuse axonal injuries, and subdural hematomas are the most common. 

TBIs often occur due to direct head trauma or indirect force, and symptoms vary due to location and severity. Mild TBIs may have no signs whatsoever. Mood changes, balance issues, and concentration issues are common in both mild and moderate TBIs.

Diffuse axonal injuries occur due to violent head shaking, jolting, or twisting, often from car accidents. These injuries involve tearing parts of the brain, and they usually cause loss of consciousness when the trauma occurs.

Severe TBIs can cause more extreme consequences, such as vision loss, paralysis, or even death.

More Information on Concussions

Of all types of TBIs, concussions are the most common, caused by open or closed head injuries. Additionally, they are also caused by whiplash or other violent head-shaking movements. Head trauma may cause post-concussion syndrome, which can last for up to a year.


What Causes Traumatic Brain Injuries?

TBIs stem from head trauma from external forces, and they damage brain tissue. Taking a blow from an object, another person, or from a car accident are some common causes of TBIs. It is possible to have a TBI without visible indications of an injury, despite the many symptoms. 

Typical causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are:

Lingering Effects From Traumatic Brain Injuries

There is great potential for severe, lasting effects from TBIs, even mild TBIs, because they can cause permanent physical damage. Additionally, if secondary injuries occur before the first TBI heals, they may cause even greater debilitation.

TBIs can impact numerous aspects of your body functions, including cognitive function and physical processing. For many people, TBIs may affect all aspects of daily life, career, and finances, completely altering one’s lifestyle.

Recovering Damages After a Traumatic Brian Injury Lawsuit

Traumatic brain injuries can incur extensive medical expenses and losses, as these injuries are often permanent. Between medical treatment and ongoing expenses such as prescription medications, therapy, and medical appointments, costs add up quickly. Configuring lost wages and/ or loss of income, the financial damages due to a TBI can be crippling. 

Hiring a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in North Miami

After a TBI, the first step is to seek the appropriate medical care, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and cognitive neuropsychological testing. Our Miami traumatic brain injury lawyers will deal with insurance companies on your behalf and help you handle the influx of medical bills. Your medical exam results will support your personal injury claim.

A dedicated lawyer who understands how insurance companies work can make a major difference in the outcome of your settlement. Our lawyers have experience negotiating with stubborn insurance companies while protecting your right to compensation for your injuries. 

Contact Attorney Dean M. Gettis, an Experienced North Miami Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

At The Law Office of Dean M. Gettis, we understand the difficulties of life after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Between the stress, physical demands of recovery, and financial burdens, moving forward is a trying ordeal. Our team is here to help hold the negligent parties accountable to ensure you can focus on your healing.

Contact us today at 305-893-8931 for your complimentary consultation.