Seeking Compensation For Brain Injuries

A person can suffer a traumatic brain injury in a car crash or other accident without any outward sign that an injury has occurred. This type of injury is called a "closed head" injury and it can happen after a car crash or any accident where the victim suffers a blow to the head.

I'm Christopher Mast, a personal injury attorney in Naples, Florida, who represents brain injury victims and their families. Often, brain injuries are first noticed by family members who are concerned about their loved one's behavior after an accident in Collier and Lee counties in southwest Florida.

Know the Warning Signs of Closed Head Brain Injury

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may include irritability, problems with short-term memory and difficulty in following directions. Some of my clients have told me that their family member did not seem like himself or herself after the accident.

While most people assume that their family member will get better with time, that is not the case with brain injuries. Once damaged, the brain does not heal. Coping with a brain injury usually means a lifetime of adjustments for both the victim and his or her family.

Documenting Your Loved One's Brain Injury

As your lawyer in a closed head injury case, I will refer you to a doctor who specializes in diagnosing traumatic brain injury. Rehabilitation usually involves learning ways to compensate for functions that were lost due to damage to a specific area of the brain. Insurance claims can be difficult. I will not settle your loved one's brain injury case until we know the extent of the injury and the effect it will have on your lives.

Talk to an Experienced Lawyer Today for Help

To obtain the right outcome in a brain injury case, it's important to select a lawyer who believes in your case as strongly as you do. I offer an initial telephone consultation so you can learn more about me and I can learn more about your case. I handle all personal injury cases such as slip-and-fall cases and other premises liability cases on a contingency fee basis.