Common Causes of Head Injuries

September 14, 2020
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A severe head injury can have a devastating impact on the life of the victim – and it can have far-reaching consequences for their loved ones as well. The impact on the person’s ability to work and to enjoy life can be immense. The costs of treatment, medication, rehabilitation, and more are often exorbitant.

At Rue & Ziffra, our Florida head injury lawyers believe that no one should have to pay out of pocket for an injury caused by someone else’s negligence.

Our highly skilled and experienced Florida injury attorneys are ready to put our extensive resources toward your head injury case as we fight for the maximum compensation available to you. Don’t try to handle your injury claim alone. Allow us to take care of all the complex legal matters so you can focus on your physical and mental recovery.

If you have suffered a head injury in an accident in Florida, get Rue & Ziffra to pursue the full and fair compensation you need and deserve. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, call us today. Our Florida personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t owe us a dime unless and until we recover a financial award for you.

Top Causes of Head Injuries

Common causes of head injuries include:

Car Crashes

Truck Wrecks

Motorcycle Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

Bicycle Accidents


Workplace Incidents

Physical Assaults

Dog Attacks

Sports Injuries

Defective Products

Medical Malpractice

If you have sustained a head injury in an accident in Florida, Rue & Ziffra can help you with your recovery. We take your medical treatment very seriously. Our firm can ensure that you get the treatment you need to help you recover from your injuries.

Liability for Head Injuries in Accidents

In order to prove liability for a head injury, you have to show the party who caused your injury had a duty to you, breached that duty, and caused your injury by doing so.

For instance, all motorists in Florida have a duty to follow the rules of the road. If a driver runs a red light, they are negligent. If that action causes them to crash into your vehicle, they can be held liable for the head injury and damages you sustain in the accident.

Depending on the type of accident, there are a number of parties that could be held liable for a head injury, including for example:

-A negligent driver

- A store or property owner

- A doctor who committed medical malpractice

- A third-party contractor on a work site

- A trucking company

- A sports facility

- A manufacturer of a defective product

- A dog owner

If your head injury occurred while you were at work, you could be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ comp provides benefits to workers injured on the job. The difference between a workers’ comp claim and a personal injury lawsuit is that you do not have to prove fault to receive Florida workers’ comp benefits.

Often, the symptoms of a head injury are not immediately apparent. Serious complications may start to appear days or even weeks after the accident. It’s best to wait until you know the full effect of your injury before accepting a settlement offer from an insurance company.

You should speak with a qualified attorney lawyer about your case immediately. The lawyers at Rue & Ziffra have extensive experience representing head injury victims and understanding the many problems associated with these injuries.

Symptoms of a Head Injury

Common symptoms of a head injury include:




Nausea and vomiting


Temporarily passing out

Confusion or distraction


Behavioral changes

Memory problems


Sensitivity to noise or light

Loss of balance or coordination


Loss of taste or smell

Blurred vision

Difficulty staying awake

Difficulty concentrating

Blood coming out of the ears or nose



Difficulty speaking

Some of these symptoms could appear immediately following a head injury, while others may not emerge until hours or days later. You should see a doctor as soon as possible after experiencing any trauma to the head. Early diagnosis and treatment of a head injury could improve your prognosis. Make sure you closely follow the treatment plans recommended by your doctor.

Treatment for Head Injuries

If you have sustained a head injury, timely treatment could vastly improve your chances of achieving maximum physical and mental recovery.

The severity of the head injury you suffered will affect the various options for treatment. Rest and over-the-counter medications may be sufficient to treat the least severe head injuries. You must closely monitor your symptoms and take prompt action to seek medical attention if they get worse.

Serious head injuries can be treated in a variety of ways, and multiple treatments are often used at the same time. Common treatments for head injuries include:


Emergency Care

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy


Support Groups

Prescription Medications

Contact a Head Injury Lawyer Today

Suffering a head injury can have devastating consequences. Of all the personal injuries that can result from accidents, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are often especially catastrophic. TBIs can occur from many types of accidents, including car crashes, pedestrian accidents, and slips and falls. In many cases, head injury victims face complications and limitations as long as they live.

At Rue & Ziffra, our highly skilled and compassionate Florida brain injury lawyers work closely with medical experts to determine the extent and seriousness of the injuries you sustained. We will fight to overcome any challenges in recovering compensation.

If you have suffered a head injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you can rely on the committed lawyers of Rue & Ziffra to build a strong case for the compensation you deserve. Call now to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation so we can review your circumstances and discuss your legal options.

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