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Gainesville Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

A traumatic brain injury can lead to overwhelming medical bills, lost earning capacity, and reduced quality of life. When someone else’s carelessness is the cause, you deserve compensation for your pain, suffering, and financial losses. Our experienced Gainesville traumatic brain injury lawyers have been helping clients recover from accidents since 1979. Call us today at (352) 505-8093, and let us go to work for you.

It only takes a few seconds for a careless person to cause an accident that changes your life forever. A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can leave you with disabilities that prevent you from working or living independently. You could face a lifetime of expensive medical care without the means to pay.

Our award-winning brain injury attorneys are dedicated to helping those who need it most. Don’t foot the bill for someone else’s mistake. If you or your loved one has suffered a TBI in an accident, contact us today to schedule a free case review.

How Can Our Attorneys Help After an Accident

Collecting compensation for an injury from an accident typically requires you to take on large insurance companies that don’t have your best interests at heart. Insurance companies will resort to almost any tactic to avoid paying fair compensation to innocent accident victims. They won’t hesitate to blame you for the accident, use your own words against you, or even accuse you of faking your injuries.

Our award-winning Gainesville traumatic brain injury attorneys have over 45 years of experience helping accident victims recover significant financial compensation. We know what it takes to fight insurance companies that don’t want to pay. We have won over $2 billion in successful case results for accident victims, including the following:

  • $5 million for a client who suffered a brain injury in a hospital emergency room.
  • $460,000 for an 80-year-old client who suffered a head injury from a slip and fall at a fast food restaurant.
  • $250,000 for the family of a bicyclist who suffered a fatal TBI when a car hit him.
  • $195,000 for an apartment complex resident who suffered a head injury when a clothes dryer fell on her.

You Can Expect the Highest Level of Service from Our Compassionate Gainesville Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

When you choose our traumatic brain injury law firm in Gainesville, we won’t merely assign your case to one overworked lawyer too busy to talk to you or give the case the attention it deserves. You’ll get a team of highly skilled and experienced attorneys, paralegals, and support staff who will combine their strengths, resources, and talents to advocate for you and fight for maximum compensation.

Our open-door policy means your team will always have access to the partners in our law firm, including Chuck and Eddie Farah. It also means you’ll be welcome to call your team any day of the week at all hours of the day. We will answer your calls and explain every aspect of the legal process to you. You’ll never feel like you’re in the dark about your case. We put clients first at Farah & Farah because we care about your results. Caring, understanding, and hard work are how we win.

Our Clients Rave About Our Attorneys and Their Results

We have received hundreds of testimonials from our satisfied Gainesville clients, such as the following:

This is an amazing group of people. They were very professional and answered all of my questions. They are kind, friendly and caring. They took care of all of my needs and worked with me. I would recommend this company to anyone. –Jessica D.

My experience with Farah & Farah was very heartwarming. They treated me like I was part of the family. Farah & Farah always puts clients first. They made it much easier knowing that someone was out there fighting for my family and me. AWESOME Job!! I will recommend Farah & Farah to everyone. – Emily H.

Farah & Farah staff has been exceptionally accommodating to all of my questions and needs. Everything was handled with professionalism and in a timely manner. Thank you, Farah & Farah, for all your hard work and commitment through my time of despair. I would highly recommend your firm to others who find themselves in my situation. – Alex J.

Types of Traumatic Brain Injury Cases We Represent

Our Gainesville personal injury attorneys are ready to fight for you no matter the type of accident that caused your traumatic brain injury. We handle TBI cases resulting from the following:

Common TBI Symptoms

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can vary based on the injury’s severity. Always seek medical attention after experiencing any sudden jolt or blow to the head, whether or not you experience symptoms. You could have a brain injury without experiencing symptoms until several days or weeks after the accident. The longer you wait to seek care, the greater the potential for ongoing damage.

The table below displays the most common warning signs of a mild traumatic brain injury compared to a moderate or severe brain injury. However, all of the symptoms of a mild TBI can occur with a moderate or severe TBI. All brain injuries are serious and have the potential to cause lifelong complications.

Mild TBI (Concussion) Moderate or Severe TBI
Headache Headache that persists or gets worse
Blurred vision Loss of vision in one or both eyes
Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to minutes Loss of consciousness for a few minutes to hours
Mild confusion and trouble thinking or concentrating Increased confusion or trouble thinking or concentrating
Nausea or vomiting Persistent nausea or vomiting
Excessive sleepiness or changes in sleep habits An inability to wake up from sleep
Lightheadedness and dizziness Mood and behavior changes
Mood and behavior changes Restlessness or agitation
Sensitivity to light and sound Seizures or convulsions
Ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus Numbness or tingling of the arms or legs
A bad taste in your mouth Dilated pupils in one or both eyes

Complications of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Concussions usually resolve in a week to 10 days without long-term complications, but some people experience post-concussive syndrome. This condition occurs when the symptoms last longer than expected. In some cases, post-concussive syndrome persists for a year or longer. It can severely limit your ability to work and enjoy your usual activities.

Moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries can lead to permanent, life-altering impairments that can reduce your quality of life, rob you of your independence, and even change your personality.

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury decreases life expectancy by nine years and increases the risk of seizures by 50 times. The chart below outlines the impact of a moderate or severe TBI on an accident victim’s quality of life.

percentage of tbi suffers with quality of life changes bar graph

The long-term complications of a moderate or severe TBI may include the following:

  • Coma
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Memory problems
  • Trouble with abstract concepts.
  • Paralysis
  • Muscle weakness or spasticity.
  • Poor balance
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Impaired coordination
  • Double vision or blindness.
  • Hearing problems
  • Loss of sensation
  • Speech and language problems.
  • Difficulty reading and writing.
  • Inability to provide self-care.
  • Relationship problems
  • Loss of bladder/bowel control.
  • Vertigo
  • Fatigue
  • Personality changes
  • Irritability or aggression.
  • Epilepsy

Types of Compensation I Can Recieve for a TBI

The cost of a traumatic brain injury is both emotional and financial, and you may be able to recover damages for both types of costs.

Damages for the Financial Costs of a Traumatic Brain Injury

You may lose out on the ability to earn the same wages as before, and if your case is severe, you may be unable to earn any income. We can help you pursue financial damages for your lost wages and diminished future earning capacity.

You may also face significant costs for your medical care, both immediately following your injury and long-term. Recovering to the fullest extent possible from a traumatic brain injury may require years of intense physical therapy and rehabilitation. You may need mental health therapy to cope with the challenges and limitations your brain injury presents.

Insurance may not cover all of your medical costs, preventing you from receiving the necessary treatment. In addition to deductibles and copays, you may require care not covered by insurance, such as experimental therapy.

We’re ready to fight for you so that money is no object against receiving the care you need and enjoying the same standard of living as before the accident. We’ll help you pursue damages for your hospitalizations, rehabilitation, doctor visits, personal care, future medical expenses, and any other expenses you encounter due to your TBI.

Damages for the Emotional Toll of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Losing the ability to process information, relate with people, and perform basic daily tasks can take a toll far beyond the financial consequences. You may feel alone. You may be stuck with work you don’t enjoy because your injury won’t allow you to pursue your former career. You may need to depend on others for care.

You deserve compensation for these intangible losses. While money alone cannot increase your thinking and processing capacities, it can give you more freedom to choose your living environment. We can help you pursue compensation for the following non-economic damages and more:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of bodily functions
  • Humiliation
  • Inconvenience
  • Disability
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of society

Our attorneys have seen firsthand the challenges traumatic brain injury survivors experience, and we’re passionate about helping you get as much of your life back as possible.

The Insurance Company Isn’t on Your Side

Don’t let the at-fault party’s insurance company have its way. No matter what the adjuster tells you, the insurance company is not on your side. No matter how urgent your need for compensation, the insurance company’s primary goal is to minimize your compensation or avoid paying it at all. Let Team Farah get to work for you. Call us today at (352) 505-8093 for a free case review. We charge no upfront fees, and you only pay if we win.

How to Prove Negligence in a TBI Case

You can only receive compensation for a traumatic brain injury if you establish all the following elements of negligence:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care.
  • The defendant breached the duty of care.
  • The breach of duty caused you to suffer a traumatic brain injury.
  • You would not have suffered the injury but for the breach of duty.
  • The breach of duty is the actual and proximate cause of your brain injury.

Our hard-working attorneys will investigate your accident and gather the evidence for you. We’ll look for video surveillance, eyewitnesses, photographic evidence, and forensic data. If your injury occurred in a car accident, we’ll download the vehicles’ black boxes and work with accident reconstructionists to gather forensic evidence. If it was a big truck accident, we’ll analyze the inspection and driver logs to determine whether the driver or the trucking company violated federal laws.

Our thorough Gainesville traumatic brain injury attorneys won’t let any evidence in your favor go unnoticed. The strength of your evidence factors heavily into your compensation, and we’re committed to maximizing your recovery. Reach out to us today for a free consultation.

Contact Our Gainesville Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Today to Put Our Experience to Work for You

When you or your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you can count on our Gainesville traumatic brain injury lawyers to be there for you when you need us most. You don’t have to face the insurance company alone. We’ll stand with you every step of the way.

Our clients feel like family because we treat every client with honesty, dignity, and respect. We’re here for you and here for good. Contact us today at (352) 505-8093 or online to schedule your free, confidential consultation.


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