Auto Accident and Brain Injury Attorney
When a motorist is involved in a collision, whether a car, motorcycle, or trucking accident, serious injuries can result. If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident in Winter Park or the Central Florida area and suffered a serious injury, such as a brain injury, as a result, contact a lawyer from our firm today. Each attorney at the Law Offices of Richard B. Troutman is familiar with complex injury cases and will help you through this difficult time.
Our personal injury attorneys will make sure that you are examined by respected medical professionals and given the appropriate tests to detect any bodily damage or injury that might otherwise be overlooked. For instance, we will make sure you get an MRI, which will show any tissue damage to the brain or spinal cord as well as other soft body tissues and organs. Once all your injuries have been taken into account and arrangements for treatment have been made, our attorneys will be able to determine how much your claim is worth and help you obtain the compensation to which you are legally entitled.
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Wrist Injury (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
- Jaw Injury (TMJ)
The leading cause of head and brain injuries is car accidents, which can cause anything from paralysis to cognitive disorders and memory problems. Most head or brain injuries are caused from your head striking an object. The full extent of damage may not be realized initially, especially in the case of a brain injury, where there may be no sign of external damage. However, the brain tissue may be bruised or torn, causing the tissues to swell and bleed, which could lead to serious complications over time. For this reason, having an MRI to check for any tissue abnormalities is extremely important following a car accident. Similarly, neuropsychological testing may be necessary to check for any cognitive disorders or impaired brain function. Our lawyers at The Law Offices of Richard B. Troutman will make sure that you receive all the necessary tests to identify any potential injuries that may have resulted from the car accident.
Oftentimes, individuals suffering from a brain injury may have a change of personality, suffer memory loss, lose the ability to multitask, or be unable to hold down a job. In such cases, you may be able to receive compensation for loss of wages, pain and suffering, and future medical expenses. Contact The Troutman Law Firm in Orlando, Florida to speak with an experienced brain injury lawyer today. If your loved one is suffering from a severe brain injury, an attorney will be able to assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries are typically permanent injuries that leave victims unable to return to their normal lives and require that they have full-time medical care. In many cases, most unfortunately, these are life altering injuries. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury you need an experience aggressive lawyer who can obtain compensation to cover your medical bills, future medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering for you and your loved ones.
One of the more common spinal cord injuries acquired by car accident victims is a herniated disc. With the sudden movements to the human body caused by motor vehicle collisions, the discs that separate your spinal vertebrae can become damaged. This causes intense pain in your cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine. A herniated disc can be a very debilitating injury, disrupting your normal daily activities and preventing you from working. Victims with herniated disc injuries need aggressive legal representation to ensure that they receive compensation for their pain and suffering, lost wages and loss of ability to earn income after the accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident and now suffers from a spinal cord injury, contact The Troutman Law Firm. We may be able to help you obtain compensation for damages.
Whiplash is quite possibly the most common injury suffered by car accident victims and is usually combined with concussions or a more serious injury. Whiplash occurs as your head and neck move violently backwards and forwards during impact. The damage accrued from whiplash may involve injury to intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. While the effects may temporary, they could also be life long.
A simple x-ray can determine whether or not you have whiplash and will also show any fractures or altering of the neck. If you have been injured in an auto accident and suspect that you have whiplash, our lawyers can point you in the right direction and get you the proper medical attention.
Wrist Injury (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
Since you often use your hands to brace yourself, it is not surprising that car accident victims have wrist injuries. The strain and pressure put on your wrist from the force of the accident can cause a fracture or may result in carpal tunnel syndrome. Often thought of as a repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome is also common among car accident victims who typically suffer the injury by gripping the steering wheel firmly at the moment of impact. The excessive strain on the nerves results in carpal tunnel syndrome, which is usually indicated by tingling, pain, or weakness in the hand or wrist.
If you or your loved one is suffering from an injury as the result of a car, trucking, or motorcycle accident, contact The Troutman Law Firm in Orlando, Florida today. An experienced brain injury lawyer, Attorney Troutman will provide you with exceptional legal representation and a commitment to protect your rights.
Jaw Injury (TMJ)
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can be caused by several factors, one of which is acute trauma to the jaws, which may be the result of a car accident. When the joint or jaw muscles are injured, the jaw may not function properly, a symptom of TMD, which is often accompanied by severe pain. However, these symptoms may not appear immediately after an accident. In fact, it is possible that trauma to the jaw will not cause TMD, but could contribute to the problem if it develops later.