Miami Brain Injury Attorneys
Helping Victims of Brain Injury Accidents Throughout Florida
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyone is at risk for experiencing a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In fact, these injuries to the brain from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head affect over 2.87 million Americans each year and are a major cause of death and disability in the U.S.
Unfortunately, the number of TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths has increased significantly since 2008, as shown in the chart below, and the World Health Organization predicts that by 2020 it will become the third leading cause of death and disability in the world.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. TBI-related emergency Department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths (EDHDs). https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/data/tbi-cdhd.html. Data sources: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project’s (HCUP) Nationwide Emergency Department Sample for emergency department visits; HCUP’s Nationwide Inpatient Sample for hospitalizations; CDC’s National Vital Statistics System for deaths.
Most TBIs are mild, with effects that last a few days or weeks. However, some people who suffer brain injuries are not so fortunate; their brain injuries can result in death or impairments in cognitive, physical, and emotional functioning that affect their quality of life and that of their families.
If you or a family member has sustained a serious brain injury, you may face many challenges in the upcoming months and years. However, you don’t have to face them alone. There are national and local organizations available for guidance and advocacy and knowledgeable, experienced attorneys to help you obtain the financial resources you need when a brain injury was caused by someone else’s negligence.
The experienced brain injury and accident attorneys of Boyers Law Group provide powerful representation to victims who have suffered serious brain injuries due to others’ negligence. Please call us or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website so we can get started helping you.
Traumatic Brain Injuries: Causes and Symptoms
Traumatic brain injuries often occur when someone falls or is involved in a car, truck, pedestrian, or sporting accident. While falls are the leading cause of TBIs, especially among children and seniors, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of TBI deaths for people 15-24, 25-34, and 75 years old and older and the second leading cause of TBI-related hospitalizations.
No matter what the cause, a TBI is a serious injury that requires immediate medical attention. When your head is hit forcefully, your brain is jolted, hitting the front or back of your skull and often causing damage. The damage is not easy to predict, and symptoms might occur immediately or a while after your accident. Early identification and treatment are, therefore, important to help prevent permanent damage.
Brain injuries are categorized as being mild, moderate or severe. The classification of severity turns on a number of factors including, among others, whether and to what extent there was a loss or alteration of consciousness (measured pursuant to the Glascow Coma Scale) at the time of injury and whether there was subsequent radiological evidence of damage to the brain. However, even mild brain injuries can be completely and permanently debilitating. Indeed, there can be microscopic tearing and shearing of neurons in the brain from trauma that is not visible on a CT scan or an MRI. However, moderate to severe brain injuries are likely to be absolutely devastating. In the worst cases, injuries of this magnitude can leave their victims in a permanent coma or vegetative state or can be fatal.
Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims
All TBI victims need careful and attentive medical care. In the most serious cases, this care may be needed every day for a lifetime. When brain injury is caused by the negligence of others, justice demands that the injured parties be very substantially compensated.
An experienced Florida personal injury attorney with expertise in litigating and trying brain injury cases is critical to holding the responsible parties accountable and obtaining the compensation that you or your loved ones need and deserve. Whether the brain injury was caused by a car, truck, boating, aviation, slip and fall, criminal attack due to negligent security, defective product, medical malpractice or another type of negligence, Boyers Law Group can help you obtain compensation – by a negotiated settlement or a verdict at trial – for pain and suffering, loss of capacity to enjoy life, medical expenses and all the elements of loss for which Florida law permits a recovery.
Rely on Experienced Miami Brain Injury Attorneys
Dealing with the symptoms, emotional stress, and life-altering effects of a brain injury is often extraordinarily difficult. We know that you need a champion in your corner to tirelessly advocate for you. If we take your case, we will not rest until we achieve justice on your behalf.
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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