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Fort Lauderdale Brain Injury

Brain trauma can occur due to medical error, traffic accidents, workplace injury, and many other causes. No matter what has caused a brain injury in Fort Lauderdale or your community, it is important to ask questions and to get answers. If you or a loved one's brain injury was caused by someone's negligence or recklessness, you may have a legal claim that allows you to seek compensation in your case.

Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm with offices in South Florida. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience and have already secured compensation on behalf of thousands of personal injury plaintiffs. If you have been injured, contact us at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) to review your situation with one of our legal staff members. There is no cost or obligation for your initial consultation.

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

The brain is a soft tissue inside of a hard skull. It is vulnerable to many types of injuries and trauma. For example, some types of viral infections can affect brain function and can even lead to life-threatening injuries. Far more common are traumatic brain injuries, which are caused by an external force. When the brain is violently shaken inside the skull or when the head strikes a solid object – such as the ground or the dashboard of a car – the brain bounces and crashes against the inside of the skull. The force of this can cause bruising to the brain as well as bleeding and injury to the tissue. In these cases, the brain injury patient can suffer from amnesia, loss of motor function, and even fatalities.

In some cases, traumatic brain injury is treatable. For mild brain injury, nothing more than rest may be needed as the brain heals itself. For moderate to severe injuries, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, and other treatments may be possible. For some brain injury patients, medication and surgery can be used to help offset some of the symptoms and to treat some of the problems. In permanent brain injury cases, however, the focus is on dealing with symptoms of the injury and recovering as much independence as possible. Sometimes, patients are only able to recover to a limited degree and may still require assisted living facilities or around-the-clock care because they are no longer able to complete everyday tasks due to their injury.

Do You Need Legal Advice After Sustaining a Serious Personal Injury in Fort Lauderdale or Your Community?

The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group work with a team of medical experts, psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, private investigators, neurologists, and other professionals to build strong cases on behalf of brain injury patients. If your brain injury was caused by wrongful act or due to negligence, under Florida law you may have a legal claim. Pursuing fair compensation allows you to seek justice in your case but also allows you to push for important safety changes that can help prevent other injuries. In addition, pursuing their full compensation allows you to seek financial resources that can help you pay for quality medical care and treatment. To find out whether you have a legal case, contact Flaxman Law Group today for a free consultation.