Miami Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury in Miami or Florida can affect every area of your life. It can affect your mobility, vision, memory, or ability to think and concentrate. Some patients who have worked with Flaxman Law Group after sustaining this type of injury have not been able to return to work and have been unable to resume their lives after their injury. If you have sustained a serious head trauma, it is important to get medical help as well as legal advice so that you can move forward.Get Medical Treatment Right Away After a Car Crash or Other Incident in Miami or Florida
Unfortunately, in many cases patients delay life-saving treatment because detecting a brain injury can be difficult. In some cases, for example, someone may not have symptoms of a brain injury after sustaining one in a car accident or other incident. Some patients also think that they are not at risk of a brain injury if they have not struck their head. This is false. Even if you have not struck your head, you can sustain traumatic brain injury is your head has been moved around violently or shaken violently.
Even if you have not lost consciousness or seen any other symptoms of traumatic brain injury, this does not mean that you can rule out a serious or even potentially fatal injury. It is important to keep in mind that even if you feel perfectly fine, if you have been involved in any incident that could have resulted in a brain injury, it is important to get a medical professional's opinion. Only thorough checkup by a qualified doctor can tell you whether you have a traumatic brain injury. Even if your injury is very mild, it is important to get an evaluation and treatment.A Serious Brain Injury Can Change Your Life
A brain injury can be one of the most devastating injuries to sustain. This type of injury can affect every area of your life, leaving you unable to return to work and unable to care for yourself and your family. This type of injury can also be very detrimental to your finances, because a brain injury can be very expensive and can lead to numerous costs, including:
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Hospital stays
- Visits to neurologists and other medical experts
- Diagnostic imaging
- At-home care
- Assisted-living facility costs or other care costs
- Incidental expenses, such as the costs of taking a taxi to and from appointments
- Follow-up care
These costs can easily end up costing hundreds of thousand dollars or more per year if the brain injury is very serious and leaves a person unable to function as they did before their accident. Over a lifetime, a serious brain injury that requires around-the-clock care can end up costing a patient more than one million dollarsn. Unless the patient is extremely wealthy and has considerable savings, these types of costs can be catastrophic. Even with excellent insurance, medical insurance may only cover part of the cost or may require a very high deductibles for patients, leaving patients facing financial distress as well as the pain and suffering of their injury.
If you have been injured and have sustained a serious brain injury due to someone's negligence or recklessness, you may have a legal claim under Florida law. To find out whether you have a claim, contact Flaxman Law Group to discuss your situation with a personal injury attorney in a free case assessment.