Palm Beach Brain Injury Attorneys
Helping Victims of Brain Injury Accidents Throughout Florida
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, affect over 2.87 million Americans each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyone is at risk for one of these injuries from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head.
Unfortunately, the number of TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths (TBI-EDHDs) has increased significantly since 2006, as shown in the chart below, and the World Health Organization predicts that by 2020 it will be the third leading cause of death and disability in the world.
Most TBIs are mild, with effects that last a few days or weeks. However, serious brain injuries can result in death or debilitating cognitive, physical, and emotional impairment that can affect your ability to work, your personal relationships, and your overall quality of life.
If you or a family member is suffering from a serious brain injury, you may encounter many challenges in the upcoming weeks and months. At Boyers Law Group, we want you to know you don’t have to face them alone. Many national and local organizations are here to help you with advocacy, resources, and useful advice. In addition, our experienced brain injury attorneys are here to help you obtain the substantial financial compensation you need and the justice you deserve when a brain injury was caused by someone else’s negligence.
Causes and Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
The main causes of traumatic brain injuries are falls and accidents. In fact, falls are the leading cause of TBIs, especially among children and seniors, and motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of TBI deaths for people 15-24, 25-34, and 75 years old and older.
No matter what the cause, all TBIs are serious because they involve a jolt to the brain that can lead to permanent damage. The extent of damage is not easy to predict right away because symptoms may not occur immediately following an injury. Seeking medical attention is, however, very important, so treatment can be initiated to help prevent permanent damage.
Brain injuries are usually classified as mild, moderate or severe, depending on factors such as the extent to which there was a loss or alteration of consciousness at the time of injury and whether there was subsequent radiological evidence of damage to the brain. Even mild brain injuries can be debilitating if there is microscopic tearing and shearing of neurons in the brain; however, moderate to severe brain injuries are more likely to be completely devastating. In the worst case, the injuries are fatal, or victims are left in a permanent coma or vegetative state.
Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims in Florida
When a traumatic brain injury is caused by the negligence of others, justice demands that the injured parties be compensated very substantially. Initial medical expenses and treatment could be extensive; ongoing therapy and treatments could be necessary; and your quality of life could be diminished. An experienced Florida personal injury attorney with expertise in litigating and trying brain injury cases can help hold the responsible parties accountable and obtain the compensation that you and your loved ones need and deserve.
Whether a TBI is caused by an accident, a defective product, medical malpractice, or another type of negligence, Boyers Law Group attorneys can help you obtain substantial compensation. We will fight for maximum payment for your pain and suffering, loss of capacity to enjoy life, medical expenses, and all the elements of loss for which Florida law permits a recovery.
Experienced Palm Beach Brain Injury Attorneys Can Help
Living with the emotional stress and life-altering effects of a brain injury can be extremely challenging. We know you need a strong advocate to champion your cause. If we take your case, we will not rest until we achieve justice for you and your family.
For a free consultation, call us today at 800.545.9100 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website.
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