Fort Lauderdale Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
In the United States, approximately 1.5 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year. Some are mild and may lead to no more than a headache; others are severe enough to cause brain damage, death or wrongful death. Since the brain controls thoughts and emotions as well as movement and sensation, an injury to the brain may lead to severe disabilities with life-long effects. If you or someone you love has suffered such a traumatic brain injury, you should contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale brain injury attorney from the Florida Injury Law Group to discuss the circumstances of your injury.
Motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents and falls are the leading causes of traumatic bran injuries. These injuries also occur when people are violently shaken —whether in shaken baby incidents or a variety of other contexts. Domestic abuse and nursing home abuse can also lead to brain injuries.
Brain injuries can lead to complications and disabilities, including cognitive (thinking and memory) limitations, problems related to the senses and perception and even personality changes. The diagnosis of brain injuries often requires expensive procedures such as MRIs and CT scans, and treatment may include surgery, drugs and extensive rehabilitation.
If an individual suffers a severe brain injury due to the negligence of another person or entity, the law holds the negligent party responsible. In such cases, the injured party is allowed to recover two types of compensation: economic damages for past and future medical costs, lost wages and loss of future earning capacity, and non-economic compensation for pain and suffering.
However, in the aftermath of both physical and psychological trauma, victims of traumatic brain injuries are particularly vulnerable. Since traumatic brain injury claims often require extensive investigation and preparation, including consultation with medical experts and actuaries, the victims of such injuries would be well advised to consult a knowledgeable Ft Lauderdale personal injury attorney with experience in this field.