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Sarasota Brain Injury and TBI Lawyers, Here to Help You

Were you or a loved one the victim of a brain or Traumatic Brain Injury? A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a very serious, permanent, and often debilitating injury caused when someone sustains an acute injury to their head. These acute injuries can be caused in many ways, such as car accidents, a bump or blow to the head, slip/trip and falls, or as a result of medical malpractice. TBIs can range from moderate to severe, and not all TBI victims lose consciousness. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) , TBIs have become a major cause of death and disability in the United States.  Symptoms of a TBI can include the following neurological and physical deficits: long and/or short-term memory loss, trouble with concentration, fatigue, insomnia, hearing loss, personality changes, depression, vision problems, confusion and disorientation, headache and dizziness, and even vomiting.

According to the CDC, TBIs cause 50,000 deaths a year and 80,000-90,000 people suffer from long-term disability from TBIs annually. The risk of sustaining a Traumatic Brain Injury if an individual has an acute accident is the same among all age groups.

Not sure if you have a TBI?

If you were hurt in an accident and have symptoms of a TBI, we recommend getting medical attention as soon as possible. This will not only help you get proper treatment, but it will help us in accurately representing your injuries.

What are the leading causes of a TBI?

The CDC also reports that motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of TBIs resulting in hospitalization.  TBIs can also be caused by:

  • Falls (“slip and fall” or “trip and fall”) resulting from unsafe public properties or places of business
  • Physical assault caused by negligent security in a public places
  • Concussion/blow to the head from youth sports activities
  • Head trauma caused by unsafe premises, such as something heavy falling in a store or a loose piece of equipment at a gym falling on top of a patron’s head
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents caused by negligent or intoxicated drivers

TBIs resulting from sports and recreational activities are becoming more common, especially among youth. Coaches may be negligent in supervision of such activities and further at recognizing the signs and symptoms of head trauma, which can often be subtle and difficult for a layperson to recognize. This may put young athletes at risk of dangerous and permanent injuries that they may never fully recover from.

If you’re a victim of a Traumatic Brain Injury, what are your options?

A TBI is a serious injury that requires years of medical care, attention, and cognitive rehabilitation. You need a specialized attorney, known for dealing with complex brain injury cases. Because TBIs are so common, it’s important you choose a lawyer who will get you the compensation you are entitled to for your pain and suffering and other damages. You shouldn’t have to deal with this on your own.

At Legler, Murphy & Battaglia, LLP, we regularly win cases for our clients who have experienced the debilitation of a catastrophic brain injury. If you or a loved one were involved in an accident that may have caused head trauma, we will help you determine if you have a case.

Our attorneys will review your case, and guide you through the steps you need to take to win so we can help you heal and recover!

Talk to a TBI personal injury attorney today

Protect your rights when you are injured. To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at Legler, Murphy & Battaglia, LLP, call one of our Florida offices: Bradenton at 941-748-5599 | Sarasota at 941-366-3782 | Lakewood Ranch 941-251-1370 | Venice 941-202-4129 You can also contact us online.

If you are injured or recovering, let us come to your home, the hospital or another convenient location.

There are no fees or costs until and unless we achieve a successful outcome in your case.


Vanessa Castro Viera
Vanessa Castro Viera
November 3, 2023
I had the privilege of working with Kelli Martinez as my personal injury attorney, and I can't express enough how grateful I am for her exceptional guidance and support throughout the entire process. From the moment I first contacted her to the conclusion of my case, Kelli demonstrated an unwavering commitment to ensuring my rights were protected and that I received the compensation I deserved. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking legal representation for personal injury cases.
Jen Wiradilaga (SWFL Horses)
Jen Wiradilaga (SWFL Horses)
October 19, 2023
I am so pleased with the service and care Mr. Murphy has shown. Always has time for a phone call , emailed questions are answered so quickly , it is refreshing. I had guidance every step of the way. My Case was settled quickly and effectively. Everyone that is in this off is is exceptional! Thank you so much
amanda reese
amanda reese
October 17, 2023
Mr. Murphy and his team were amazing to work with. In a stressful situation they were on top of making sure I understood my options and walking me through the process when I’d stress out. He fought to make sure I was fairly treated and not just another person swept under the rug and forgot about. I highly recommend him if you ever need and hope to have a timely resolution and team that is top notch.
Ana Maria Araujo
Ana Maria Araujo
October 12, 2023
I am very grateful to Ed Murphy for accepting my case against work compensation, otherwise I wouldn't have had another doctor for a second examination and I would have been at home without being able to work again. I am thankful for all the work Ed and his assistant Jessica have done in my case. I am very happy with the service, every time I called I was treated very nicely by the front desk staff, Kelly. Thanks
Carlene Overacker
Carlene Overacker
October 6, 2023
I highly recommend Mr. Murphy. He immediately responded to the issues I was having with my workers compensation case. He reached out to me in a timely manner. I was always able to get ahold of him via the phone and emails. I never felt rushed in our meetings and conversations. He was professional and courteous. I am very satisfied how quickly I received my settlement.
Erica Aghoian
Erica Aghoian
September 22, 2023
I highly recommend contacting Ed Murphy with your worker's compensation case. From day one he took the time to explain all aspects of the case, listened to my questions and concerns, and kept me up-to-date as the case progressed. I believe he was able to achieve the best possible outcome with my case, and I couldn't be happier to have worked with him. I had never hired an attorney before, but he immediately put me at ease and had my trust. Great experience from start to finish!
Patricia Lara
Patricia Lara
September 12, 2023
I can't say enough how much help Ed Murphy was during such a difficult situation. From day one he was understanding and made us feel at ease. He helped us achieve the most positive out come in our law suit with workers comp. If you ever need assistance I highly recommend contacting Ed Murphy!
Trust Cleaning Inc
Trust Cleaning Inc
August 15, 2023
This message is for anyone who needs a good lawyer, I recommend Ed Murphy because he is a professional and patient person, he fights until the end of his case or any type of case, I recommend him to everyone 100% . there is no other attorney like ed murphy i just have to say thank you so much for helping me with my accident case.

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