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Traumatic Brain Injury

Tampa Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Fighting For TBI Victims in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, & Throughout the United States

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), or an intracranial injury, is a complex injury that occurs when an external force injures the brain. In the United States, approximately 1.4 million people experience a TBI each year. The damage to the brain may be focal, limited to one area of the brain, or diffuse, affecting more than one area of the brain. The symptoms of a TBI may be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage. Even a mild traumatic brain injury may cause permanent dysfunction of brain cells. Traumatic brain injuries can cause personality and behavioral problems and significantly hamper activities of daily living.

If you or a family member has suffered from this terrible accident as a result of the negligence of another and would like to discuss your potential case with our Tampa traumatic brain injury lawyers, reach out to us immediately.

Contact us now at (888) 214-1442 to receive a detailed consultation with The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A. regarding your traumatic brain injury claim following a sudden catastrophe.

Seeking Compensation for Your Traumatic Brain Injury

Individuals who have been severely injured in this horrific manner are often left with debilitating physical and mental trauma, in addition to the sheer emotional pain and suffering following the accident. In order to determine the amount of compensation you can receive, several elements of your injury will be examined.

Some of these components include:

  • The potential level of ranking the victim has suffered on the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)
  • The height of the claimant’s Functional Independence Measure (FIM)
  • The rate and duration of posttraumatic amnesia (PTA)
  • The length of periods of unconsciousness
  • The claimant’s score on the Disability Rating Scale (DRS)

How to Determine Liability Through Causation?

There are many ways that someone could be liable for inflicting your injury. Under Florida’s law of comparative negligence, if you are demonstrated to have contributed in any way to your accident, you will have to be partially liable as well.

What this means is that the opposing party, whether an individual or an entire medical corporation, will attempt to blame you as the primary cause for your own incident, even going so far as to claim that you already had been injured prior to the accident. This would release them of legal and financial responsibility and could leave you in a worse situation than before.

Contact Our Tampa Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Today

It is not enough to have any kind of lawyer defend you. Because these types of cases have such high costs, both in terms of finances and reputation, larger organizations and insurance companies, will hire the most qualified legal teams to defend their behavior.

You need Tampa traumatic brain injury attorneys who are extremely experienced in handling claims involving these tragic kinds of accidents in Florida and across the nation.

Call us today at (888) 214-1442 to receive a dedicated consultation from our devoted advocates at The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A.

Real People, Real Stories

  • A pitbull in the courtroom

    “Mr. Yerrid is an AV-rated "Superlawyer" with phenomenal trial skills in all types of serious injury and wrongful death matters. Although a pitbull in the courtroom, Mr. Yerrid is compassionate with his clients.”

    - Robert G.
  • Highly recommend

    “David is an extremely talented and effective trial attorney. I highly recommend him.”

    - Daniel M.
  • Anyone who hires him is in good hands

    “I have known Jeff for many years and have co-counseled personal injury cases with him. He is knowledgeable and tireless. Anyone who hires him is in good hands.”

    - Julian S.

Settlements & Verdicts

  • $330,000,000 Car Crash/Defective Product

    A drunk driver ran a stop sign and crashed into the side of the van killing a 13-year-old due to a seat belt product defect.

  • $216,800,000 Medical Malpractice

    Failure to diagnose cerebellar stroke patient presenting to an emergency department and unlicensed practice of medicine causing incomplete quadriplegic.

  • $64,500,000 Workplace Accident/Premises Liability - Contractor

    Worker installing prefabricated modular building suffered crushed pelvis and internal injuries due to contractor failure to prepare construction site.

  • $30,700,000 Insurance Bad Faith

    The insurer failed to timely settle an uninsured motorist claim that resulted in jury verdict of $30,700,000.

  • $15,252,742 Auto Accident

    Vehicle operated by defendant was traveling at a high rate of speed while under the influence, struck a curb, and traveled into the lanes of Plaintiff. Plaintiff suffered severe bodily injuries.

  • $15,000,000 Auto-Trucking Crash/Wrongful Death

    Husband and father of four killed when a locomotive frame came off the transport trailer and crashed into his vehicle resulting in immediate death.

  • $13,100,000 Auto-Trucking Crash/Wrongful Death

    Husband and father of four killed when a locomotive frame came off the transport trailer and crashed into his vehicle resulting in immediate death.

  • $8,000,000 Civil Engineering Malpractice

    Civil engineer failed to identify wetlands on plans causing construction to cease.