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Brain Injuries & Spinal Injuries And Paralysis

Brain Injuries, Spinal Injuries and Paralysis Attorneys in Tampa, FL Fight for Victims of Catastrophic Accidents

Knowledgeable Lawyers Seek the Maximum Amount of Compensation Possible

Catastrophic injuries change a victim’s life forever. Since the point of personal injury is to “make the victim whole again,” catastrophic injuries require large payouts to compensate for the loss of quality of life, the loss of economic potential, and the expenses of a lifetime of care. But the process of obtaining full, fair compensation for a catastrophic injury is fraught with difficulty, especially since insurance companies defend these cases aggressively to limit the amount they must pay. Sessums Law Group understands how much a fair settlement or jury award matters to victims of catastrophic injuries. We draw on more than 72 years of combined legal experience to deliver excellent representation focused on results.

Challenges Related to Traumatic Brain Injury Cases in Tampa

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is the term for a condition caused by a severe blow to the head, violent shaking, or penetration of the skull by a foreign object, resulting in actual destruction of brain tissue. Common events that cause TBI include:

  • Auto accidents — Auto accidents and other vehicular accidents can severely injure motorists, passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians. Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to TBI if they fail to wear a helmet.
  • Explosions — The concussive force of an explosion can cause TBI as can shrapnel or debris propelled by the explosion.
  • Falls — A slip and fall accident can cause a victim to strike their head on a hard surface with enough force to cause TBI.
  • Sports — Numerous sports, such as football, boxing, soccer, baseball, hockey, skateboarding, skiing, and bicycling expose participants to the risk of a head injury, especially when participants do not wear proper safety equipment.
  • Violence — Criminal assaults, ranging from beatings to gunshots, can leave a victim with TBI. A person who is found guilty of criminal assault is also liable under civil law for the injuries to the victim.

Symptoms of TBI include cognitive difficulties, problems with physical coordination, and changes in mood or personality. If symptoms of a concussion linger for more than a week or two, the victim has probably suffered mild TBI. In severe cases of TBI, extensive rehabilitation may only yield slight improvements, and the victim may need a lifetime of care. Still, the extent of TBI can be difficult to prove since diagnostic testing cannot demonstrate the existence or severity of all symptoms.

Sessums Law Group has a history of success in difficult injury and wrongful death cases. You can rely on our knowledge and skill as we pursue justice for you.

Getting the Most for Your Spinal Injury Case

The same types of events that produce TBI can cause an injury to the spine. Depending upon the severity of the damage, a victim can be left permanently paralyzed below the injury site. If the injury site is anywhere on the back, the victim can lose use of his legs and suffer diminished function of internal organs, such as the bowels, bladder, and kidneys. If the break is in the victim’s neck, quadriplegia, paralysis of the arms and legs, can result.

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Our Settlements & Verdicts

Sessums Law Group, P.A. Attorneys Take Pride in Delivering Exceptional Results for Our Valued Clients

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • $6,000,000.00 Recovery Fraud Civil Action

    Sessums Law Group, P.A. successfully recovered $6,000,000.00 for a client in a fraud civil action.  Prior to the client’s divorce, the client negotiated and executed an agreement with his wife’s boyfriend that sought that the boyfriend would have no contact with the client’s wife.

  • $2,740,000.00 Wrongful Death Hit/Run of Motorcyclist

    Representation of the plaintiff hit from behind on his motorcycle by a driver who was allegedly drunk at the time of the accident.  Sued the defendant; the bar that the defendant had been drinking and the defendant’s employer.

  • $1,929,000.00 Verdict Real Estate Deficiency

    Representation of estate in real estate deficiency claim resulting in joint and several liability verdict against various doctors and chiropractors.

  • $1,000,000.00 Settlement Collision

    Representation of estate in an automobile and tractor trailer collision that resulted in multiple deaths.

  • Confidential Settlement Amount Medical Malpractice

    Client was burned with a hot pack after delivering her son via Cesarean section.

  • Confidential Settlement Amount Nursing Home Negligence

    Representation of the Personal Representative of the Estate of the patient who died due to negligent care while in the care of the nursing home.

  • Confidential Settlement Amount Trolley Accident

    Representation of passengers who were enjoying a sight- seeing tour aboard a trolley when the trolley was hit by a bus. The passengers suffered soft tissue injuries.

  • Confidential Settlement Amount Hit & Run

    Sessums Law Group was recently successful in settling a case for a hard working Polk County man whose hit and run accident resulted in a need for a knee replacement.  The defendant argued that our client had caused the accident.  We were able to prove through expert accident reconstruction testimony that the accident happened as our client testified despite the minimal damage involved.

  • Confidential Settlement Stolen Property

    Client’s vehicle was burglarized and her engagement and wedding rings stolen. The perpetrator pawned the stolen items to a local pawn shop. The pawn shop ignored the hold order from the police department and sold the engagement and wedding rings. After suit filed for the Plaintiff, a confidential settlement was reached with the pawn shop for the value to our client of her stolen rings.

Florida Attorneys with Proven Expertise, Devoted to Exceptional Service

"Our firm believes in the integrity of the needs of the each client we represent. We are passionate about obtaining the maximum results allowable under the law for each client."

- Mark A. Sessums