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Did you sustain a traumatic brain injury due to another party’s negligence in Tampa, FL? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, and other damages. A Tampa brain injury lawyer at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help. Contact us today at (813) 223-6200 to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney.

We are prepared to take on your legal fight for compensation while you focus on recovering. We have over 119 years of combined experience in personal injury law, car accidents, Tampa pedestrian accidents, bus accidents, wrongful death claims in Tampa, and any other accident. We also have recovered millions on behalf of our injured clients.

We know that accidents happens when less expected, we’re available 24/7 to listen to your story and help you obtain justice for your brain injury.

How Can Our Personal Injury Lawyers Help You With a Brain Injury Claim in Tampa, Florida?

How Can Our Personal Injury Lawyers Help You With a Brain Injury Claim in Tampa, FL?

A brain injury can affect your emotions, behavior, and cognitive functioning and cause lifelong complications. Accordingly, you may face substantial medical expenses and an inability to work for the foreseeable future. You need an experienced lawyer advocating for you to get the best outcome possible. 

Our Tampa personal injury attorneys at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers are known for fighting for our clients and getting the maximum compensation for their injuries and suffering. Our aggressive legal representation has resulted in significant settlements and verdicts for victims throughout Florida. 

If you hire us to help you with your Tampa brain injury claim, we will: 

  • Investigate the accident that caused your brain injury and identify all liable parties 
  • Communicate with your health care providers to determine the severity of your head trauma and how it will impact your life 
  • Consult leading medical specialists and financial experts to value the full extent of your damages 
  • Handle your claim from start to finish while you focus on your recovery 
  • Negotiate with insurance companies and push back against tactics used to undervalue your claim 
  • Take your case to court if we cannot reach a favorable settlement agreement 

Reach out to our law office for a free case evaluation to receive honest legal advice and guidance on your options for compensation. 

Overview of Brain Injuries 

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from an external force – such as a blow, penetration, or jolt – to the head. 

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A TBI can happen in two different ways

  • An open or penetrating brain injury occurs when a force fractures the skull (e.g., a bullet piercing the brain tissue). 
  • A closed brain injury doesn’t involve a penetrating force. It occurs when there is a blow or jolt to the head, bruising the brain and tearing the brain tissue (e.g., the rapid movement of your head during a car accident can cause your brain to violently impact your skull, causing swelling).

Most brain injuries are closed, such as those caused by motor vehicle accidents, falls, and sports-related incidents. 

Types of Brain Injuries 

A brain injury can range in severity from mild to severe. 

Some types of brain injuries include: 

  • Concussions 
  • Skull fractures
  • Contusions 
  • Cerebral edema 
  • Hematomas
  • Brain bleeds/hemorrhages 
  • Coup-contrecoup injuries 
  • Brain tumors 
  • Lacerations of the brain tissue
  • Diffuse axonal injuries 
  • Ischemia 
  • Hypoxia 
  • Infections, including meningitis 
  • Aneurysms 
  • And more 

An injury to the brain may be primary or secondary. Primary brain injuries happen at the moment of the incident, whereas secondary injuries occur indirectly after the initial trauma (e.g., developing epilepsy after suffering brain damage). 

What Are the Symptoms of a Brain Injury?

Symptoms can vary depending on the severity and type of brain injury you’ve sustained and which part of the brain it affected. 

Some common symptoms include: 

  • Headaches 
  • Blurred vision or loss of vision
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) 
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness, nausea, or vomiting 
  • Altered moods or behavior 
  • Fatigue and trouble sleeping 
  • Memory loss/amnesia 
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Slurred speech
  • Seizures 
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Tingling or numbness in the extremities

Sometimes, head injuries don’t present symptoms right away. A physician will likely start with neurological testing by using the Glasgow Coma Scale to evaluate the severity of your trauma. 

Diagnostic testing may also be performed, such as X-rays and CT scans. It’s critical to seek medical care after an accident to diagnose any underlying or latent injuries. 

How Common Are Brain Injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries are one of the primary causes of disability and fatalities in the U.S., with over 2.5 million people sustaining a TBI each year. On a daily basis, nearly 176 Americans die, and over 610 are hospitalized due to brain injuries.

Older adults are the most vulnerable group to suffer from brain injuries due to the frequency of fall-related accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people over the age of 75 account for approximately 32% of TBI-related hospitalizations and 28% of brain injury-related fatalities. 

What Causes Brain Injuries in Florida?

Any type of blow or jolt can cause a brain injury. Some of the leading causes include sports-related incidents, violence/assault, and explosions. 

However, other common causes of brain injuries include: 

If you suffered in a TBI in a car or truck accident, our Tampa car accident lawyers or Tampa truck accident lawyers can assist you. No matter how your head trauma occurred, our brain injury lawyers in Tampa are here to help you seek compensation and hold the responsible party accountable. 

What is My Tampa Brain Injury Case Worth?

You might be entitled to significant compensation if you suffered a brain injury due to someone’s negligence. Moderate to severe brain injuries, in particular, will likely result in a higher award because they can cause long-term complications and decrease your life expectancy.

In addition to the severity of your brain injury, other factors can impact the value of your claim, including: 

  • How your brain injury will affect your life, including performing everyday tasks and caring for yourself 
  • The impact of the TBI on your quality and enjoyment of life 
  • The medical expenses you incur due to your head trauma, including ongoing rehabilitation 
  • The pain and suffering you’ve endured 
  • The parties involved in your brain injury lawsuit and whether any insurance policies cover the accident 
  • Whether you share fault for the accident or resulting head trauma 
  • Your age at the time of the accident 
  • The strength of your evidence 

It’s difficult to give an exact figure without knowing the specifics of your brain injury and the accident that caused it. Schedule a consultation with our Tampa brain injury attorneys to get a better idea of what your case may be worth

What Compensation is Available to Brain Injury Accident Victims in the Tampa Bay Area?

Tampa brain injury victims are entitled to both economic damages (financial losses) and non-economic damages (personal losses), including: 

  • Present medical costs, including ER bills, doctor’s visits, and diagnostic testing
  • Anticipated future medical expenses, such as ongoing medical treatment 
  • Loss of wages and future earning potential 
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Emotional distress 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life 
  • Inconvenience
  • And more 

We’ll help you identify all of your losses to ensure that they’re included in the valuation of your personal injury case. 

What If I’m Blamed For Causing My Brain Injury in Florida? 

Don’t panic if the at-fault party or insurance company is blaming you for contributing to the cause of your brain injury. This is a common tactic used to take advantage of accident victims.

Florida’s modified comparative negligence statute allows you to recover compensation if you’re partially at fault — and not mostly at fault. However, your award will be reduced by your portion of the blame. 

For example, let’s say you sustained your brain injury in a car accident caused by another party running a red light. However, you were speeding, worsening the outcome of the collision. The court may assign you 40% of the blame, meaning you can only recover 60% of your awarded damages. 

If someone is blaming you for causing your brain injury, call us to get an aggressive attorney to advocate for you. We’ll limit or eliminate the amount of fault you’re assigned. We’re familiar with victim-blaming strategies and are prepared to fight back.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After Suffering a Brain Injury in Florida?

Florida’s statute of limitations typically gives you two years to file a personal injury lawsuit after sustaining a brain injury. You have two years from the accident date to file. If you miss this deadline, you’ll lose your right to hold the at-fault party liable for your brain injury and related losses. 

If you lost a loved one who suffered a traumatic brain injury after an accident, wrongful death lawsuits in Florida must also be filed within two years of the decedent’s date of death.

Exceptions may apply, so it’s best to consult an experienced Tampa personal injury lawyer to ensure that you meet the applicable statutory deadline.

Contact Our Tampa Brain Injury Lawyers For a Free Consultation

If you’re suffering from a brain injury caused by someone else in Tampa, FL, you deserve to be compensated for your financial and emotional losses. The experienced Tampa brain injury lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers are here to aggressively pursue the compensation you need to get back on your feet. 

Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation and see how we can help you hold the at-fault party responsible for your brain injury. 

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Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers
601 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 223-6200

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Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
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coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
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Bum Boi
My wife and I are work in Mediation and Arbitration but know nothing about personal injury cases. When a young delivery Truck driver who was distracted by his phone hit us at full speed and rear-ended us as we were stopped in traffic on Wesley chapel. We knew we needed to hire the best lawyers with PI experience and expertise in the Tampa legal community that we could.From our first phone call with Bill Winters and then all the way through Trial preparation then Trial, we never felt any bad about our case because we knew Bill and the entire staff at Winters and Yonker would take care of us.Their dedication, innovation, motivation, reliability, unparalleled intellect, and exceptional skill as trial lawyers make them extraordinary individuals. My experience working with them was nothing short of exceptional. Experiencing a car accident is an ordeal that encompasses fear, trauma, and frustration. It's a life-changing event in anyone's life. There was no amount of money that could ever make me alright, because I would give any amount of cash to not have to go through the nightmare that the car accident was and continues to be.It took almost 2 years from the time of the car crash to go to trial, but ultimately the jury verdict that Bill Winters got for my family was worth fighting for. There were so many times over the course of the three years that we actively realized how amazing it was that we felt no anxiety or concerns or worries about our case, because Bill is truly outstanding!If you or anyone you know gets hurt in a car accident, call Winters and Yonkers RIGHT AWAY! And then rest assured that you, your family, or friends are being cared for by the ABSOLUTE BEST legal team in Tampa Bay. Thank you, Winters & Yonker!
Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
I had a great experience with them! They truly care about you!! Thank you so much🤗
Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
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marie silvers
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jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
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Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
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Certified Soul
Winters and Yonker is who you want to go to when you get in a car accident because they will take care of you and won’t let you get low balled on your settlement. I got in a car accident where my back and shoulder was injured and I was referred to a attorney named Trevor. I appreciate Trevor for handling my case and keeping me informed with all the information I needed.
Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
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Linda Robinson
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Reuben Rodriques
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Myrtle Graham
Myrtle Graham
I was searching for a local car accident lawyer near me after I was rear-ended by someone earlier this month. I was being pushed around by the at-fault driver's insurance company and needed some legal help.I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through Google Maps and decided to get a free consult. I called the Tampa office of this firm and talked to them about my options. I briefly told them of my situation and was connected to Bill shortly after. He was extremely informative and was very professional. By the end of the same day he had me meet with a private investigator and referred me to a chiropractor nearby. Great customer service, and I look forward to how well my settlement will turn out. I know I am in good hands!
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