Despite being contained in a protective skull, the brain is one of the most fragile organs in the human body. Even a minor brain injury or concussion can have unforeseen consequences that drastically impact your motor skills, memory, behavior, and mental health.
Victims of brain injuries in Fort Lauderdale have to contend not only with the emotional trauma and painful rehabilitation associated with recovering from a brain injury, but with expensive medical bills as well. And when a victim is unable to work due to the severity of their brain injury, these bills can result in serious financial hardship for the entire family.
That’s where our brain injury attorneys at Morgan & Morgan can help. We have decades of experience helping victims of brain injuries by recovering the compensation they need for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. Our attorneys will also fight to hold the negligent party — whether it be a drunk driver or a careless surgeon — responsible for the harm they have done.
Although past victories don’t guarantee future results, our brain injury attorneys at Morgan & Morgan have a proven track record of success recovering compensation for victims of brain injuries, including a $5.8 million verdict following a car accident that left a pregnant mother and her 3-year-old-son with permanent brain damage.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
- Car, motorcycle, truck accidents;
- Assault; and
- Unintentional blunt force trauma.
In the cases of falls and unintentional blunt force trauma, these may occur due to an injury on the job because of a company’s negligence, or during recreational activities such as school sports. Medical errors can also cause brain injury, such as medical malpractice during the delivery of a newborn, or a mistake during surgery.
Symptoms of Mild Brain Injuries
Even a mild brain injury can have serious consequences for your health. According to Mayo Clinic, some of the symptoms of mild brain injuries include:
- Memory loss;
- Impaired sight, smell, or taste;
- Decreased attention or trouble concentrating; and
- Sleep disorders.
The Impacts of a Traumatic Brain Injury
More severe brain injuries, such as Traumatic Brain Injury, can have truly devastating impacts on a person’s life. Victims of TBIs can experience the following:
- Significant cognitive impairment;
- Memory loss;
- Personality changes; or
- Psychological trauma.
While some TBIs may resolve in weeks or months, others can last a lifetime and pose serious difficulties for a victim’s career, family, and ability to enjoy life.
What Compensation Can I Receive in a Brain Injury Lawsuit?
If you a file a brain injury suit, you may able to recover compensation in the following forms:
Economic: Compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, and in the case of severe brain injury that renders the victim unable to return to work, loss of earning capacity.
Noneconomic: Compensation for general damages including pain and suffering, disfigurement, paralysis, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Wrongful Death: In the worst cases, if the brain injury is fatal, the family of the victim may be able to recover compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. They may be able to receive compensation for financial damages including funeral costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, or loss of companionship.
If you or someone you love was the victim of a brain injury accident, our attorneys want to help. Fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form to learn how our attorneys in Fort Lauderdale will fight to try and recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.