Miami Traumatic Brain Injuries Attorneys
The brain is the most delicate organ in the body, and any slight injury to the brain could have vast repercussions on your future. Any slight or severe trauma to the brain area could lead to life-threatening damage, which may not be discernible shortly after the accident. It is therefore extremely important to visit a medical professional shortly after a potential brain injury has occurred to ensure that further injury does not occur in the hours after the accident. If you or a loved one received a neurological or brain injury after a serious accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.
Brain injuries are not dependent on the severity of the accident. A small fender bender could unfortunately lead to extensive brain injury, if the brain is knocked against the car. Traumatic brain injuries are a major cause of death and ongoing disability throughout the country, and contribute to a shockingly high percentage of all deaths caused by accidents.
Living with ongoing traumatic brain injuries often tremendously impacts the victim’s life and the family life. Many victims of a brain injury are unable to complete the most basic daily tasks, from simple motor control to interacting with others. In 2010, traumatic brain injuries contributed to the death of approximately 50,000 people throughout the United States. The number of hospitalizations due to traumatic brain injuries was substantially higher than this, indicating the unfortunately common trend of neurological and brain injuries after accidents.
Florida Personal Injury Recovery
Florida is a comparative negligence state, which means that the victim of an accident will always be able to recover a set amount of damages after an accident. However, this amount may be reduced by a percentage that the victim was actually at fault.
As the victim of an accident which led to a neurological injury or brain injury, you are entitled to bring a claim for damages against the responsible party, which can include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
The impact of a brain injury will have lasting repercussions on the victim and on their family. The brain is a delicate organ, and any tweak to the overall makeup could mean a change in the victim’s personality, or a dramatic impact on the victim’s cognitive skills. Simply getting to a point where the victim can take care of themselves could take months, or even years of therapy.
The responsible party’s insurance company will often attempt to coerce a settlement shortly after the accident, when the victim’s family is still reeling from the impact of the injuries. It is important to refrain from accepting this settlement, even though it may lead to quick compensation. The insurance company is in the business of making money and will often not take into consideration the many different factors which will affect the victim’s life in the years to come. The ability to hold down a job and function in society may not be considered in the settlement arrangement, but often has a substantial impact on the victim’s family. If the victim was the primary provider for their family, the impact of the brain injury will often be long-reaching and will impact many different people. A personal injury attorney will be able to assist you in determining the full amount of damages you are entitled to receive.
Lipcon & Lipcon | Miami, Florida Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been injured in a terrible accident resulting in a brain injury, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of Lipcon & Lipcon. Our attorneys have over 60 years of collective experience in handling accident claims which result in severe injuries to the victims and their families. Contact our Miami office today for your initial free consultation.