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Child Head Injury

Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Florida

Most children sustain scrapes and bruises on a regular basis, which is why differentiating between a minor bump on the head and a serious brain injury can be so challenging. Unlike adults, children usually lack to ability to assess the severity of their injuries and cannot adequately communicate the symptoms they feel.

For young children and babies, spotting a brain injury can be especially difficult. If you suspect your child may have suffered a serious head injury, make sure you know what to do next.

Our skilled personal injury attorneys at Roman & Gaynor have worked on countless brain injury cases during our 60+ years of legal practice, and we know how to fight for your rights.

Dealing with any injury is difficult, but caring for an injured child can be especially heartbreaking and problematic. While you help your family heal and recover, we want to focus our efforts towards fighting for maximum compensation for your child’s injury.

Types of Head Injuries

Children can be injured in a variety of ways, but the most common type of head injury is caused by a severe impact to the skull. If a child falls on their head or is struck in the head with extreme force, the child could suffer a concussion.

Concussions vary greatly and can be very mild or might result in permanent damage. If the brain is bruised on impact, a brain contusion might occur, which means the head is bleeding under the skin.

Other child brain injuries include coup-contrecoup, which is a brain contusion that occurs on both sides of the brain, usually because the brain moved within the skull. Penetration injuries can also occur if something enters the child’s head, piercing the skull or brain.

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Perhaps the most well-known type of child head injury is shaken baby syndrome. When a young child, usually an infant, is shaken roughly, their brain can become bruised within the skull, or the brain stem and other tissues might tear. These types of injuries are often very severe and can lead to stroke, brain hemorrhage, broken blood vessels, or death.

Identifying Child Head Injuries

When children injure their heads, the resulting symptoms will be much the same as they would be in any adult with a brain injury, but the signs can be much more difficult to spot.

Children aren’t usually able to communicate as effectively as adults, which means parents or caretakers must be vigilant when looking for signs of a head injury.

A child with a head injury may exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Unusual fatigue
  • Changes in appetite
  • Fussy behavior or mood swings
  • Sensitivity to light and sounds
  • Poor coordination
  • Loss of memory
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Blood or fluid draining through the nose or ears
  • Pupils are dilated

Legal Help From Compassionate, Skilled Attorneys

If your child was injured due to another person’s negligence or carelessness, act quickly to seek justice on their behalf. Whenever a child suffers a head injury, they should receive immediate medical attention.

Once their health has been addressed, our firm is prepared to use our legal knowledge and experience to gather evidence and build a case for your child’s brain injury.

We may be able to help you seek compensation for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and any loss of wages. Whether the accident was caused by a car crash, a fall, or an assault, our firm is here for you.

Contact Roman & Gaynor to talk to our Clearwater personal injury attorneys about your child brain injury case.

We Have Recovered Over $85 Million for Our Clients

  • $4,356,000 Verdict for Traumatic Brain Injury Victim
    Client was rear-ended with great force by an employee of Mercedes Benz of Melbourne on a rural highway in South Florida. The collision was so powerful that three cars were totally destroyed and the client was rendered unconscious. The Client sustained multiple fractures to her arm and ribs, damage to her shoulder and she sustained brain damage. The jury deliberated almost four hours at the conclusion of a six day trial in Brevard County, Florida.
  • $2,700,000 Verdict for Truck Accident Victim
    After a six day trial, a Pasco County Jury awarded our clients $2,161,000.00 for wife and $631,900.00 for husband. The wife sustained a head injury and had a spine surgery. The husband injured his hands, shoulder and knee.
  • $1,450,000 Settlement for Injured Pedestrian
    Roman & Gaynor sued our client's car insurance company when they refused to take her fractured pelvis seriously. After being pinned between 2 cars in a parking lot, she could not walk normally or return to work. This jury verdict is more than 10 times the amount of the policy she sought, and her insurance company refused to pay, after her injury. State Farm later settled her bad faith claim and Roman & Gaynor collected the excess judgment.
  • $1,175,000.00 Verdict for Traumatic Brain Injury Victim
    $1,175,000.00: A New Port Richey man was injured in a motor vehicle collision when his work van was hit and flipped over, causing him to be ejected from his vehicle, crushing his skull. Roman & Gaynor's investigation revealed that the work van was not equipped with operable seatbelts. A lawsuit against his employer, who was responsible for the maintenance of the work van, resulted in a $1,175,000.00 settlement.
  • $850,000.00 Settlement for Husband & Wife
    A Pasco County couple were seriously injured in a rear end collision in Pasco County. After spinal surgeries, Roman & Gaynor successfully negotiated a global settlement in the amount of $850,000 which assisted this couple in rebuilding their lives.
  • $836,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision
    Our clients, a 56 and 58 year old couple from Pasco County, were stopped for a red light in Tampa when they were rear ended by a distracted driver. Both husband and wife suffered herniated discs as a result of this accident which resulted in 4 spinal surgeries. The at fault party’s insurance carrier asserted a low impact defense, and asserted that our client suffered from these injuries prior to the accident. After protracted litigation, and just 2 months prior to trial, Roman & Gaynor secured a $836,000 settlement in favor of this couple.
  • $820,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision
    After a year of litigating a case the Defendant never took seriously, Roman & Gaynor negotiated this settlement just to days before trial for a young lady with a spine injury. In this case, a relatively low impact collision led to more than one spinal surgery, including fusion.
  • $600,000.00 Jury Verdict for Accident Victim
    A St. Petersburg woman received a verdict of more than $600,000 for multiple injuries sustained in a car accident including a broken pelvis. We received the verdict at the end of a three-day trial. The Defendant was the driver of a truck who ran a red light.
  • $520,000.00 Settlement in Auto Accident
    A husband and wife were traveling 55 mph in the middle lane when they were suddenly side-swiped. Their vehicle sustained tremendous property damage to the driver’s side and the mirror had even ripped off the door. The at-fault driver fled the scene, but was later charged and arrested for a DUI. The insurance adjuster initially offered to settle the claim for a very minimal amount. The wife underwent neck surgery and the husband had back surgery. After operative reports were submitted to the adjuster, the policy limits of the at-fault party were tendered along with two underinsured motorist policies in this case for a total resolution of $520,000.
  • $425,000.00 Settlement After Semi Tractor Trailor Runs Client Off Road
    Roman and Gaynor's client was driving on US-19 in Louisiana behind a Semi-truck with a trailer attached. After clipping the side of the clients car, the trailer came completely unhinged, causing a devastating collision, resulting in closed head injury. After protracted litigation, settlement was reached in the amount of $425,000.

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  • Over 60 Years of Combined Experience
  • Two Attorneys Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
  • Over $85 Million Recovered for Our Clients
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