Brain And Head Trauma Lawyer In Port St. Lucie, FL
According to government TBI statistics, approximately 210,000 Florida residents suffer from brain injuries. Worse, many of these injuries are caused by the negligence of other parties.
Unlike other accident injuries such as bruises and broken bones that usually heal quickly and easily with proper medical attention, brain injuries and head trauma have lasting effects on victims and their loved ones. Our brain and head trauma lawyers in Port St. Lucie, FL are ready to help you claim compensation for the medical bills and other damages that arise from such injuries. With our extensive experience in handling delicate matters, including those that involve pediatric brain injury, our lawyers will aggressively negotiate with insurers for fair compensation and we offer no obligation litigation services to all of our clients.
How Do You Identify a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Brain injuries and head trauma affect the way the body functions. Right after a car accident, it is crucial that you see a doctor for a full body evaluation. However, some common symptoms can be used as indicators that you or a loved one is suffering brain and head trauma.
Physical symptoms include:
- Blurred vision
- Loss of vision
- Deafness or ringing in ears
Cognitive symptoms include:
- Short-term loss of memory
- Poor concentration
- Depression and anxiety
- Difficulty waking up and loss of consciousness
Emotional symptoms include:
- Change of personality or mood
Specific symptoms vary based on the extent of an injury and the part of the brain affected.
These injuries can occur either as a result of open head wounds or as closed head wounds in cases where the brain is deprived of oxygen or is bruised.
Determining Liability in a Brain and Head Trauma Injury Case
Those responsible for causing brain and head trauma should be held accountable for all losses incurred, pain, and suffering of all victims. The following individuals or parties may be held liable for brain injuries.
- Motorists who caused a vehicle accident due to reckless driving.
- Government agencies, homeowners, businesses, and property managers who fail to properly maintain their properties (in cases where such properties lead to a crash).
- Nursing or elderly care homes that failed to supervise their patients and such patients suffer an accident that caused brain injury.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
In most cases, brain and head trauma result from an individual’s or a business’s negligence or failure to keep other people safe. These injuries commonly result from:
- Truck accidents
- Car accidents
- Boat accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boat accidents
- Slips and falls
- Pool accidents
- Sports accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Violent crimes
- Birth injuries
Proving Brain and Head Trauma Injuries
To prove traumatic brain and head injuries, you need a legal expert and a competent healthcare professional who can ascertain that someone else’s negligence caused you a brain and/or head injury. Our lawyers will connect your injuries to the at-fault party’s negligence by gathering evidence and representing it with skill to insurance companies, medical professionals, and courtroom judges and juries if needed to guarantee a positive claim result.
The lawyer assigned to your case will be tasked with claiming damages for:
- Medical expenses incurred
- Reduced capacity to earn and lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of spousal companionship/loss of consortium
- Emotional distress
Our Approach To Proving Fault
In order to prove the fault of the person responsible for your or a loved one’s traumatic head and brain injury, our lawyers will go through the following steps:
- Establish the duty of care – This is the extent of care that individuals need to observe to prevent injuries from happening to themselves or those around them. Based on this, your lawyer will establish that the person responsible for your injury owed you a duty of care.
- Breach of the care duty – What follows is gathering evidence to show that while the responsible party owed you a duty of care, he or she breached it.
- Causation – This involves establishing that an accident resulted directly from the defendant’s breach of the duty of care that they owed you.
- Damages – Finally, our lawyers will show that, as a result of the accident, damages and injuries occurred.
We understand how complicated it can be to prove liability in vehicle accidents that lead to brain and head trauma. Our auto accident lawyers in Florida will help you by:
- Gathering information from police reports.
- Gathering information from accident reconstruction agencies.
- Reviewing any available camera footage.
- Collecting alcohol and drug test results.
- Analyzing accident scene photos.
- Obtaining recordings of a driver admitting to fault.
- Extracting data from vehicle dashboard cameras.
- Reviewing and analyzing medical records.
- Monitoring driver phone activity to obtain evidence of distracted driving.
Talk to an Expert Brain and Head Trauma Accident Lawyer Today
Our brain and head trauma lawyers in Port St. Lucie, FL are on standby to help you seek full compensation for your injuries. You will get a free case evaluation and pay nothing for an initial consultation. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, and this means that you will spend nothing on legal charges until your case is won. Tell us about your accident here or call us on 305-853-9171 to get started.