Miami Brain Injury Attorneys
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Brain injuries are one of the most serious injuries a person can have after
an accident. While people can recover from injuries like broken bones
and whiplash over time, many brain injuries are permanent and result in
death and disability for thousands of Americans every year. According
to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 288,000
TBI-related hospitalizations and 56,800 TBI-related deaths in 2014 alone.
Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. has more than 200 years of combined experience that we can use to help
you or a loved one recover after an accident. Our Miami brain injury lawyers
are able to go after the financial compensation you deserve so you can
concentrate on recovering. Our goal is to help our clients in their time
of need by providing compassionate and trusted legal services.
(305) 900-5493 to reach our caring team for a free consultation, or fill out our online
form. Since 1974, we’ve been committed to helping Florida individuals
and families statewide.
What Are Traumatic Brain Injuries?
In the area of
personal injury law, brain injuries are often referred to as TBIs, which stands for traumatic
personal injuries. A TBI occurs when the brain is injured by an external
force, whether it’s a jolt or blow, and whether the brain is penetrated
or not. Because the brain is one of the body’s most vital organs
– it controls your breathing, movement, speech, and thoughts –
a major injury can alter your life in an instant. According to the Brain
Injury Association of America, 5.3 million people live with disabilities
because of a TBI.
TBIs are different from acquired brain injuries. An acquired brain injury
(ABI) is any brain injury that isn’t caused by physical force, such
as brain injuries sustained after oxygen deprivation or a stroke. However,
people who suffer ABIs may still be able to file a personal injury claim
against an at-fault party, depending on the accident.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Over the years, our brain injury attorneys in Miami have worked with clients
who have acquired brain injuries in a variety of accidents. Virtually
any accident can result in brain injury if the head is impacted, and our
team can tackle any brain injury case.
However, some of the most common causes of brain injuries include:
Car accidents: Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of TBIs and many other types
of injuries – over 6 million car accidents occur a year in the United
States. Drivers and passengers in passenger car accidents, commercial
vehicle accidents, and truck accidents are all vulnerable to brain injuries.
Bicycle accidents and
motorcycle accidents: Bicyclists and motorcyclists are the most vulnerable in the event of an
accident, as most accidents involve 3,000-pound motor vehicles that can
cause serious injuries. The risk of a TBI is increased if the individual
isn’t wearing a helmet at the time of an accident.
Pedestrian accidents: While bicyclists and motorcyclists can have helmets protecting them at
the very least, pedestrians who are crossing the street or walking along
a road have nothing to protect their heads from injury when they’re
injured in accidents. TBIs are very likely in accidents involving motor vehicles.
Slip and fall accidents: People who trip or slip and fall can suffer from brain injuries when their
head hits the ground. Common causes of slip and falls include wet or slippery
surfaces, torn carpeting, broken stairs, and more.
There are different types of brain injuries that can occur in these accidents
and more. TBIs are one of the most common injuries sustained after accidents
involving violent jolts or blow to the head and can include concussions.
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
Though it may be obvious you need medical attention when you break a bone
or injure your spinal cord in an accident, brain injuries might not be
immediately known. Often, symptoms will appear in the hours or days following
an accident. This is why it’s important that you seek medical attention
after an accident, even if you don’t think you’re injured,
so a doctor can detect your injury and treat it before it worsens.
Our team has put together a list of common symptoms associated with brain
injuries. If any of the following sound familiar to you, you may want
to seek medical attention:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to light, sound, taste, or smell
- Feelings of confusion
- Loss of interest in favorite activities
- Changes in sleeping habits
- Poor balance
- Loss of consciousness
- Loss of memory
Because brain injuries can be expensive to recover from, often requiring
surgery, hospitalization, medication, and more, many victims aren’t
able to afford to pay for the medical care they need. Our attorneys can
fight for the full amount of compensation available to you by filing a
claim on your behalf and holding the at-fault driver or other party responsible
for their actions.
Allow our brain injury lawyers in Miami to shoulder your burdens –
call us to get started on your case at
(305) 900-5493. We speak English and Spanish for client convenience.