Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Miami Brain Injury Lawyers

Over 1.5 million Americans sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) every year, and about 80 percent of these victims are rushed to hospital emergency rooms; the total cost exceeds $60 billion. Most of these victims are either seniors over 65 or children under 15, because these individuals tend to be either physically vulnerable or have brains that are still developing. TBIs are still not very well-understood, and a majority of the hospitalized victims are treated and released, even if they have serious symptoms.

At Gerson and Schwartz, PA, we relentlessly pursue the compensation that you and your family deserve. We quickly evaluate your situation from both a legal and factual standpoint, then get to work quickly to build a winning case. We are not satisfied with anything less than the best possible result under the circumstances, because making a strong statement on behalf of victims is our passion. TBI Causes

Any blow to the head can cause a TBI and trigger serious, long-term injuries. Some of the more common causes include:

  • Motor Vehicle Crashes: Whether the victim’s head strikes a solid object, like the dashboard or steering wheel, or whether a loose object in the car, like a briefcase or cell phone, hits the victim, TBIs are normally considered “permanent” injuries under the no-fault law, so victims are eligible for additional compensation.
  • Falls: TBIs are commonly associated with a slip-and-fall on a sidewalk or floor, or a fall from a height.
  • Struck By: Small children are especially at risk for these types of injuries, as they often run into tables, walls and other objects while playing indoors.
  • Explosive Blasts: TBIs are sometimes known as the “signature injuries” of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Scientists theorize that sudden loud noises create shock waves that disrupt brain functions.
  • Athletic Contests: Participants in both supervised events and unsupervised pickup games are at risk for a TBI.

Damages in these cases normally include compensation for both economic losses, like lost wages, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Punitive damages are also available, in some cases.

TBI Symptoms

As a rule of thumb, any partial or total loss of consciousness is one of the largest red-flag symptoms of a TBI. Other short-term symptoms include nausea and/or vomiting, dizziness, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

Later, many victims experience mood swings, severe headaches, personality changes, and trouble sleeping. All these symptoms often make it difficult, or impossible, to function at work, school, or home. Eventually, TBI victims begin to suffer dementia-like symptoms, such as memory loss and suicidal thoughts, as well as stroke-type symptoms, such as loss of mobility and cognitive function.

Since dead brain cells do not regenerate, these injuries are permanent. However, after extensive medical treatment and physical therapy, uninjured portions of the brain often mimic the lost functions, so some recovery is possible.

Serving Miami, Dade County, and Surrounding Communities

A TBI has lifelong financial and physical consequences. To speak with an attorney about your situation and schedule your free case evaluation contact Gerson and Schwartz, PA, at 305-371-6000 or info@gslawusa.com. You have a limited amount of time to act.

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