Traumatic Brain Injury


The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) defines traumatic brain injury as a “form of acquired brain injury [that] occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.” There is little that can be done to treat serious traumatic brain injuries, because “little can be done to reverse the initial brain damage caused by trauma.” Most traumatic brain injuries are the result of a car accident, when the head collides with the glass window, the steering wheel or any other object in the car. Other common traumatic brain injuries include sport injuries, boating accidents, Jetski accidents and work-related injuries.

Many people don’t recognize the signs of a traumatic brain injury, which, according to NINDS, include a worsening headache, constant vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, slurred speech, weak or numb extremities, loss of coordination and increased confusion, restlessness or agitation and therefore, do not get the necessary, immediate medical attention. Brain injuries can include fractured skulls, brain bleeds and periods of unconsciousness. Serious brain injuries can result in a stupor, which is when the injured enters a nonresponsive state in which they can be aroused by a strong stimulus, such as sharp pain; a coma, in which the injured is in an unconscious and unarousable state; a vegetative state in which the injured is unaware of his or her surroundings yet still wakes up and goes to sleep; and a persistent vegetative state in which the injured remains in a vegetative state for more than one month. If you or your loved one has suffered any of the above it is important to contact the Miami injury attorneys at Friedland | Carmona to review your case and determine if your or your loved one’s injury was the result of someone else’s negligence. You or your loved one should not suffer as a result of someone else’s negligence. The Miami brain injury attorneys at Friedland | Carmona can help you recover compensation for medical expenses (including long-term care), past and future lost wages and any pain and suffering you or your loved one has endured.

Bringing a brain injury claim can be emotionally taxing on you and your family, but the Florida brain injury attorneys and staff at Friedland | Carmona can help you through this difficult process. Typically, when dealing with a brain injury or defect claim, you or your loved one will need to be evaluated by specialized doctors and experts. The injured’s medical records need to be reviewed and expert witnesses need to be hired to offer their educated insight and to review of the case as soon as possible. The attorneys at Friedland | Carmona have access to the necessary doctors and medical experts that can aid in your case. Time is of the essence in these cases and it is important that you hire a well-trained and experienced Fort Lauderdale brain injury lawyer who knows local laws and will act immediately to protect your and your loved one’s interests.

Call Friedland | Carmona at 305-661-2008 or fill out the contact information to your left to receive your FREE consultation. A Miami traumatic brain injury attorney is available to assist you this week. Many victims never get the settlement they deserve because they are unsure if they have a claim. Don’t hesitate—Contact Friedland | Carmona today! Let our family take care of your family!