getting ahead of a head injury claim

For the most part, the importance of protecting one’s head just goes without saying. After all, one of the most essential organs in the body is the brain. It controls the electrical signals that keep the rest of the body working, and without it the other organs wouldn’t know how and when to do their jobs. Therefore, it only makes sense that we do all we can to keep our heads safe. In fact, over the years there have been laws established requiring that we protect our heads in many instances, such as while riding motorcycles or while on construction sites. Yet, there are still no shortage of head injuries across the country.

DID YOU KNOW: Head injuries are one of the most common causes of disability and death in adults.

What most people do not realize is that there are currently millions of Americans today who live with head injuries and now need help with the activities of daily living. On average, these kinds of injuries cost the U.S. more than $56 billion per year. Needless to say, the cost to the individual can be significant, and in many cases the victim is unable to work or provide for themselves through the recovery process.

Therefore, if you are the victim of an accident that causes an injury to the head as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. With lowercase, our mission is to offer the best legal guidance and representation possible for those who need it most.

different types of head injuries

Firstly, consider the many kinds of head injuries and how they can create different adverse effects. A head injury is just a broad term describing a vast array of injuries. Remember, some may not show visible signs of damage, while others may appear mild on the surface, but cause real issues internally.

Some are also commonly referred to as brain injury, or traumatic brain injury (TBI), depending on the severity of the trauma. Some of the most common categories for head injuries include:


These are injuries to the head area that may cause instant loss of awareness or alertness momentarily. Sometimes, a concussion can last a few hours after the initial trauma. While the term itself is very common, a concussion should never be underestimated. These injuries can lead to some very severe side-effects.

Skull fracture

A skull fracture is exactly what it sounds like: a break in the bone of the skull. There are four major types of skull fractures:

  • Linear skull fractures
  • Depressed skull fractures
  • Diastatic skull fractures
  • Basilar skull fracture

Some of these are more serious than others. In some cases, these head injuries can require surgical intervention to correct issues caused by the break. Essentially, leading to further medical costs.

Intracranial hematoma (ICH)

These are a variety of blood clots in or around the brain caused by injury to head. Each classification is made by the clot’s location in the brain. They range from mild to severe and even life-threatening injuries. The different types of ICH:

  • Epidural hematoma
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Contusion or intracerebral hematoma
  • Diffuse axonal injury (DAI)

So of these injuries are more common than others. However, each should be taken seriously. Some can be caused by blood pressure, bleeding disorders or medications while others are due to severe trauma. In each case, medical intervention is necessary in order to receive a safe diagnosis.

Remember, even when head injuries seem minor, it is still a good idea to seek medical attention. In some cases, a life-altering injury may not display outside wounds or serious symptoms right away.

causes of head injuries

When considering a lawsuit following a head injury, it is important to find out what caused the injury in the first place. In order to establish fault and prove liability in a court of law, you must be able to determine how the injury was obtained. There are many causes of head injury in children and adults. The most common include:

Thankfully, in most cases, the skull will protect the brain from severe trauma. However, often serious head injuries are also commonly associated with spinal cord injuries.

seeking damages in head injury cases

Whether life-threatening or not, head injuries can cause a number of financial hardships, not least of all being medical expenses. In severe cases, long-term treatment or surgery may be necessary, and you should not have to pay such a heavy price for someone else’s negligence.

When it comes to calculating damages for a head injury settlement, it can be a difficult process. Having a clear understand of what compensation you are eligible for can depend on a variety of factors. In a way, it may be easier to break the potential damages down into two basic types: special damages and general damages.

Non-economic Losses

Non-economic losses, which are also called general damages, are losses for which monetary compensation is a rough substitute. These include compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Humiliation and embarrassment
  • Loss of reputation
  • Shock and mental anguish
  • Loss of society and companionship
  • Emotional distress

Additionally, Florida law allows the family or spouse of the victim to file for loss of consortium. This means the family member is seeking compensation for any benefits that may be lost by the injured party being unable to provide.

Economic Losses

Economic losses, also known as special damages, are when money is a comparable substitute for what was lost. These common economic losses include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Property damages

Funeral and burial expenses in wrongful death cases

why a lowercase lawyer?

When a person, company or any other entity is responsible for a victim’s head injuries, lowercase is able to build strong cases for meaningful compensation for victims and their families. Furthermore, we understand the financial burden our clients face following a head injury. That is why our attorneys believe in easing that burden by seeking the maximum appropriate compensation.

Our team of dedicated legal professionals knows how to work with insurance adjusters, defense lawyers, and even physicians who understand the finer details of head injury accidents. Make sure you obtain a Florida personal injury lawyer who not only understands the complex litigation process but also how to effectively negotiate a significant settlement for your claim.

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A lowercase personal injury lawyer will provide you with legal guidance and compassionate support so that you can receive the compensation you are entitled to. Call us today at 833-LOW-FEE5 (833-569-3335).


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