As Fort Lauderdale brain injury attorneys, we help personal injury victims who suffer brain injuries in all types of accidents, including car accidents, truck accidents and fall downs, across Florida, including in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation, Naples, the Florida Keys and the Palm Beaches.
Head and brain injuries are a particularly dangerous and sadly common effect of violent car accidents and fall down accidents. Traumatic brain injuries can have devastating consequences that resonate throughout all aspects of a person’s life, from activities of daily living through personal relationships. It is estimated that about 1 million people suffer some type of brain injury each year, with half of those a result of being in a car or truck crash. Our experienced Miami brain injury attorneys are here to help you pursue justice and compensation for your injury. For over 25 years, Joseph Lipsky, our Fort Lauderdale brain injury lawyer, has helped his seriously injured clients recover tens of millions of dollars in compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, medical bills, mental anguish and lost wages.
A traumatic brain injury is usually caused by sudden and severe blow to your head. The most common type of head injury diagnosed from the trauma of a Fort Lauderdale car accident is known as a closed head injury, such as when your head hits a hard surface, like a steering wheel or car window. Other times, a severe whiplash motion of the head can cause the brain to hit the interior of the skull causing what is known as a coup contrecoup injury. Sadly, these types of close head injuries may also happen in even apparently minor car accidents and trip and fall or slip and fall accidents.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ongoing extensive efforts to reduce the number of trip and fall accidents, especially among Florida’s ever-growing elderly population where, slip and falls and trip and falls remain a major cause of brain injuries, is a priority with our aging population; especially since nearly 20% of all falls resulting in a serious personal injury. Incredibly, each year nearly 3,000,000 older members of the population receive medical care in a hospital emergency room for treatment of injuries caused by a slip or trip and fall.
You may also need a Miami brain injury attorney if you have a brain injury caused when the skull is penetrated by an object, like a piece of glass or rebar, which more often than drivers would like to acknowledge, happens along our roadways, including I-95 and 826, when roadway debris jumps off the road and smashes through a windshield when you are simply driving down the road. Brain injuries may result in both primary and secondary damage. Primary brain damage includes skull fractures and lobe lacerations. Secondary damage often includes swelling or infection.
- mild, which generally result from a short loss of consciousness
- moderate, which are categorized as those resulting in impairments to motor functions which may last from a few weeks to permanent loss
- severe, which result in long periods of unconsciousness or even comas
Typically brain injuries cause physical problems including tinnitus, dizziness, vision problems and lack of coordination. More importantly, brain injuries caused debilitating cognitive problems which affect your ability to communicate, difficulty concentrating, memory deficiencies and inability to perform activities of daily living. Whether mild, moderate or severe, the victims of head and brain injuries suffer debilitating problems, which may change their lives forever.
Fort Lauderdale brain injury lawyer Joseph Lipsky helps victims of brain injuries caused in a Miami trip and falls or slip and falls are generally referred to as a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. A TBI is essentially a disruption of normal brain function due to any kind of trauma to the head. TBI’s encompass rather minor personal injuries like concussions, and range through extended loss of consciousness. Severe TBIs can lead to subdural hematomas or bleeding, disruption of nerves, ocular injuries like a retinal hemorrhage.
Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most devastating personal injuries we encounter. Our brain injury attorneys are prepared to evaluate your case and fight for your rights as an innocent victim of another person’s mistake. We recognize and appreciate our clients’ needs, and the problems they face living with these injuries. Our priority is helping our clients receive proper specialized medical care, with a medical doctor, neuropsychologist or in-patient extensive rehabilitation.
For over 25 years, we the Fort Lauderdale brain injury lawyers, at the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. have aggressively helped injured victims and their loved ones adapt to and succeed despite the damaging effects of head injuries from accidents. We are always available to discuss your case and all your available options, to help you pursue the appropriate course of action. Remember, we only get paid if we recover money for you. This means anyone, regardless of their financial situation, is able to hire a successful and experienced personal injury lawyer. We urge you to CONTACT the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A., either ONLINE OR by CALLING us:
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