Fort Lauderdale Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Some head injuries may not be visible, but the medical and physical implications are catastrophic for the victim. A violent blow, such that which occurs due to a car accident or fall, can lead to traumatic brain injury (TBI). There can be a wide variety of medical conditions and complications as a result of a TBI. In some cases, the victim may not realize that he or she has sustained TBI; in other situations, the head injury results in mood changes, failure of the body’s systems, or physical disabilities.
If you or a loved one suffered TBI under circumstances that indicate negligence, Florida law allows you to recover compensation. That being said, as a result of the complications with the claims process and the complexities of the injury itself, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Please contact Leifer & Ramirez to schedule a free consultation with a Fort Lauderdale traumatic brain injury lawyer right away.
Traumatic Brain Injury Fact Sheet
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBI plays a part in the deaths of over 150 people every day. It is also linked to around one-third of all accidental deaths due to injuries, many of whom are children who sustain sports-related TBI. An estimated 850,000 people in the US currently suffer long-term disability because of TBI, while another 5.3 million have permanent disabilities.
Medical Complications from TBI
TBI occurs when the brain endures a violent blow or is penetrated by an object. In addition, TBI may arise from a stroke, drowning, or other events.
The medical complications related to TBI are considerable, including:
- Excruciating headaches;
- Memory loss;
- Poor balance;
- Slowed motor skills;
- Short attention span;
- Difficulty sleeping;
- Poor decision making; and
- Problems with comprehension.
Common Causes of TBI
Not surprisingly, the most common source of TBI is a motor vehicle accident. A victim may be tossed about, and the head comes into contact with a window, the dashboard, or other interior surfaces of the car. However, there are other types of negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct that may cause TBI, such as:
- Slip and fall incidents;
- Workplace accidents;
- Assault; and,
- Many others.
Assault with a firearm ranks third among the leading causes of TBI, after auto accidents and falls. However, only 10 percent of the people who sustain TBI in a shooting survive this devastating type of head injury.
Discuss Your Claim with a Fort Lauderdale Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
The range of injuries and complications from TBI means massive medical bills and life-long consequences. Our skilled attorneys at Leifer & Ramirez can help you recover the compensation you need to cover these losses, so please contact us at 561-660-9421. You can also go online to learn more about your legal remedies.