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Board Certified Trial Attorneys Helping You & Your Family Find Justice

Brain Injury Attorneys in New Port Richey

We Can Help You Pursue Justice After a Brain Injury

We help brain injury victims and their families exercise their rights. When a car collision, construction site mishap, or other accident causes brain injury, it’s hard to define all the ways your life will change. However, you have one chance to get an appropriate payout from the at-fault party’s insurance. Our attorneys could be able to help you negotiate a much higher settlement or, if it comes to it, take your case to court for justice.

Our Board Certified Trial Attorneys can give you the benefit of 60 years of combined experience. We have won seven-figure verdicts and settlements for clients, giving them the opportunity to get their lives back. We want to do the same for you.

Reach out to our New Port Richey brain injury attorneys at (727) 877-1212 to get the help you need during this difficult time. We're available 24/7.

What Causes Traumatic Brain Injuries?

The human brain is very fragile and easily injured. Any force that causes it to slam against the inside of the skull can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified the top causes of TBI as:

  • Falls
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Head struck by or against object
  • Assault by a third party

The agency also noted soldiers and athletes may be at higher risk because of their jobs. Among children, sports are typically the greatest cause of TBI; professional athletes take much harder hits. For service members, the force of concussive blasts can cause injury—but so can training, athletics, or other rough leisure activities.

What Are the Symptoms of a TBI?

Each patient’s symptoms will vary based on the severity of the injury and the specific location of the damage. An easy way to tell if you or a loved one sustained a TBI is this: If the victim was unconscious, even for just a moment, they have likely suffered a brain injury. For mild injuries such as concussions, patients may not realize that certain changes they’re experiencing are related to the injury.

However, symptoms of this type of injury include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Slower thinking
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Decrease in tact and decorum
  • Irritability and aggressiveness

Even if you don’t think a loved one has been injured, major changes in their emotions and/or disposition could signal a TBI. Not everyone suffers the expected symptoms. That doesn’t mean they don’t need medical treatment.

Impairment Caused by TBI

Moderate and severe TBIs characteristically result in the victim being unconscious for at least 30 minutes. While no care provider can determine the scope and severity of the damages before the victim wakes up, a longer period of unconsciousness typically correlates with worse injuries. Patients in this situation almost always experience some impairment when waking up. In some cases, they may be able to fully recover.

Difficulties the victims of moderate or severe TBIs may face include:

  • Reduced problem-solving capabilities
  • Slower cognitive processing (may cause slower speech)
  • Decline in visual capabilities
  • Loss of ability to perform daily tasks
  • Difficulty reading non-verbal cues and nuances in speech
  • Hearing loss or tinnitus
  • Decreased reading comprehension
  • Mood disorders
  • Difficulty regulating emotions

Specialists can help patients try to regain lost abilities, but there is no guarantee they will succeed. A TBI can forever change the lives of you and your loved ones. Make sure you have the support you need during this time.

Common Questions About TBI

What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

The impact of a brain injury on a patient’s life may differ depending on multiple factors, but many TBI victims see their quality of life decrease after the injury. The CDC found that, in the 5 years after a moderate or severe TBI, around 50% of victims will either see increased symptoms or pass away, compared to 25% whose conditions improve.

Does a Brain Injury Decrease Life Expectancy?

Though scientists have not yet determined why, the victims of TBI are much more likely to die at younger ages than their non-injured peers. The more severe the injury, the greater the impact on a victim’s life expectancy; a patient’s ability to walk and feed themself is seen as a key indicator in predicting outcome.

What Is the Most Common Type of TBI?

The CDC finds concussions are the most common type of brain injury by far, accounting for around 3 in every 4 TBIs yearly.

What Are the Types of Traumatic Brain Injury?

You already know TBI is caused by an outside force acting on the head, but these injuries can be further classified by type:

  • Concussion: Caused by a sudden force, these injuries are characterized by stretched blood vessels and damaged cranial nerves.
  • Contusion: Upon a harsh impact, the brain will begin to bleed and swell, causing a bruise. The presence of blood in the brain can continue to cause damage until treated. These injuries are also known as intracranial hemorrhages.
  • Coup-Contrecoup Injury: When a sudden force acts on the head, the brain may collide with the skull and suffer a contusion. In some cases, the force may be such that the brain then moves the other direction, causing a section on its opposite side to collide with the skull as well. An injury at the site of impact is a coup injury, and one opposite an impact is a contrecoup injury.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI): When the head is shaken or rotated, nerve tissue within the brain may begin to tear if its speed does not match the speed of the skull. These tears may trigger the release of chemicals that can cause further damage to brain cells.
  • Penetration: When the skull is breached and a foreign object, such as a bullet, enters the brain, the victim has suffered a penetration injury. This may increase pressure on the brain within the skull and introduce the potential for infection, along with other complications.

Reach Out to Our New Port Richey Brain Injury Lawyers

When someone else’s neglect has a serious impact on your life, our attorneys can provide the legal guidance you need. Recovering damages isn’t just about the medical costs you’ve already incurred. You could also receive payment for lost wages, a decrease in earning potential, future medical needs, reduced quality of life, and more. There’s no overstating how important financial help is when dealing with serious, lifelong medical issues. We are here to help you ask for the compensation you deserve.

Call us any time at (727) 877-1212 if you think you have a brain injury case.

We Have Recovered Over $95 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.
  • $572,000.00 Settlement in Rear End Collision

    In 2017, a middle-aged man was rear-ended at a high-rate of speed on the highway. He sustained head, neck and back injuries but did not get any surgeries. We were able to obtain a tender of the policy limits of the at-fault driver but had to file a lawsuit for the underinsured motorist coverage. Seven months later, in 2019, we reached a settlement. We were able to recover a total of $572,000 for this client and his family from the insurance carriers to help them move forward.

  • $550,000.00 $550,000 Recovery for our Client

    A phantom vehicle made a left turn in the direct path of our client’s path of traveling causing him to take evasive action, causing him to strike a concrete utility pole. The force of the impact caused both airbags to deploy and the car engine came through the firewall and into our client’s dashboard and legs. Our client sustained serious lower extremity injuries, neck, and back injuries necessitating hospitalization, multiple surgeries, and extensive rehabilitation. Because the at fault driver fled the scene of the accident, we presented 2 uninsured motorists claims to our client’s uninsured motorist carriers. Demand for tender of the first uninsured motorist policy in the amount of $250,000 was made by our firm and was paid promptly. Second demand for the second Underinsured Motorist policy in the amount of $300,000 was made by our firm. This second insurance carrier denied coverage, based upon a UM rejection form signed by our client. Our firm determined that the UM selection form was fraudulently signed by our client’s car insurance agent. Our firm then filed a Civil Remedy Notice asserting fraud, and the insurance carrier promptly paid its $300,000 UM policy limit within the 60 day time period provided under the Civil Remedy Notice. This resulted in a total recovery of $550,000.00 for our client. A total victory for our client! Not all law firms check the validity of client signatures on UM selection forms. Our clients can be assured of this attention to detail for each and every case.

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  • Over 60 Years of Combined Experience
  • Two Attorneys Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
  • Over $95 Million Recovered for Our Clients
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