Head Injury Accidents Can Devastate Their Victims
When a person’s head is struck, but there is no fracture of the skull, the individual has sustained what is called a “closed head injury.” This can happen in a variety of ways, including in an automobile accident, motorcycle accident, boat accident, or even a slip and fall accident. Unlike other head injuries, a closed head injury may not appear on objective medical records such as an X-ray or MRI. Nonetheless, the injury could still be very serious.
After sustaining a closed head injury, a person may experience recurring headaches, blurred vision, slurred speech, loss of coordination, convulsions, seizures, lifelong cognitive changes, coma and even death. Moreover, it’s possible that the injured person may not even know that they have sustained temporary or permanent damage. As a result, family members and friends often have the best understanding of the seriousness of the injury. If that’s the case, they can play a key role in helping the injured person obtain a fair and just recovery in a personal injury lawsuit.
Our Lawyers Understand Your Needs and are Here to Help
At Massey & Duffy, PLLC, we are more than just experienced personal injury lawyers. We are aggressive advocates for people who have suffered serious injuries in Gainesville and throughout Florida. Our injury lawyers understand the complexities of closed head injuries and have significant experience in litigating injury cases.
We know that serious psychological, emotional and physical trauma occur with significant injuries of the head. When permanent effects of closed head injuries require long-term medical care and even a permanent diminished ability (or inability) to work or live independently, more than just an average lawyer is required.
The lawyers at Massey & Duffy have significant experience in handling personal injury cases, including injuries to the head. Rest assured, our lawyers understand the complexities of these injuries and can help you receive full and fair damages for their effects.
Obtaining Financial Compensation for the Future
When someone injured in an accident contacts an insurance company, they may be tempted to accept the insurance company’s initial offer. However, unfortunately, insurance companies rarely offer injured people the full compensation they need and the injured person cannot later collect more if the settlement fails to cover all of the medical and financial burdens resulting from the injuries.
Unlike other personal injury attorneys, the lawyers of Massey & Duffy, PLLC, will not blindly accept a settlement from the other party. We will research every possible means of recovery to get our clients the best compensation available. Our personal injury lawyers will apply their extensive knowledge of personal injury law to determine the complete amount of damages you will need, including future medical costs, therapy, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and more. Indeed, our history shows that we are dedicated to helping victims of accidents recover the compensation they deserve so that they can begin the healing process as quickly as possible.
Protect Your Legal Rights
At Massey & Duffy, PLLC, our lawyers have years of experience representing victims of accidents in Gainesville and throughout Florida. Contact Massey & Duffy today to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys. We will help you along the road to recovery.