Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
Helping Victims of Brain Injuries in West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Boca Raton
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur when an external force causes damage to your brain, resulting in brain dysfunction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 2 million people in the United States are diagnosed in emergency rooms with TBI each year, with approximately 280,000 individuals requiring hospitalization. The majority of TBIs are relatively minor–commonly referred to as concussions–and victims can recover after a period of rest and treatment. However, other TBIs are extremely severe, requiring months or years of treatment, leaving victims with permanent disabilities, or even causing death.
TBI can result in substantial losses for victims, including medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Victims who sustain a TBI due to the negligence of another party have the legal right to receive compensation for their injury-related losses by filing a personal injury claim. If you are the victim of a TBI, you should not hesitate to contact an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer at the Boca Raton firm of Ellis, Ged & Bodden to discuss a possible case.
Frequent Causes of TBI Cases
Generally, a TBI is caused when a victim receives a blow to the head, which does not have to be particularly forceful to cause damage. However, victims sometimes suffer TBI when they do not hit their head, but merely experience a jolt, like in a rear-end auto collision. This jolt can cause the brain to move and hit against the skull, causing damage. Therefore, you should always be evaluated for TBI even if you have not hit your head on anything.
Accidents that are caused by negligence are a leading cause of TBI, including the following:
- Auto, truck, or motorcycle accidents;
- Bicycle accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Slips, trips, and falls;
- Falls down the stairs or from a high place;
- Construction accidents;
- Airplane accidents;
- Sports injuries; and
- Defective products that cause injury.
In addition to negligent acts, intentional acts that cause TBI will also allow a victim to recover for his or her losses. Intentional acts that cause TBI include nursing home abuse, violent assaults, and more.
How a Lawyer Can Help TBI Victims
In order to recover for losses, a TBI victim must sufficiently show that the injury occurred due to the negligence of another party. Showing negligence can be complicated and requires presenting adequate evidence to prove the following elements:
- The party had a legal duty of care;
- The party breached that duty of care;
- The breach caused the injury; and
- You suffered damages as a result.
An experienced traumatic brain injury attorney will know how to investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury to gather evidence of negligence. A qualified lawyer will also have a thorough understanding of the relevant laws in Florida and all of the complicated procedures for court cases. Because lawsuits can be complex and you do not want to risk losing your chance to recover, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of a TBI attorney as soon as possible.
Contact Ellis, Ged & Bodden for a Free Consultation
At the law office of Ellis, Ged & Bodden, our experienced traumatic brain injury lawyers are committed to helping TBI victims in the Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale areas recover for their losses. If you have suffered an injury, please call us today at 561-995-1966 for a free consultation.