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Brain Injuries Suffered on the Job

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs as they are more generally called, frequently happen when someone is in an accident. TBIs can range in severity from moderate to severe, and in many cases, how long it takes to recover relies on the circumstances surrounding the accident that resulted in the injury.

The healing process after a brain injury might take days, weeks, or even months. The worst-case scenario for a brain damage is that it could never fully recover, giving the victim a life that is dramatically altered. Fortunately, these people have legal options available to them to hold the irresponsible or thoughtless persons accountable.

It's important to remember that all TBIs, especially the ones that are deemed to be "mild," are however devastating injuries regardless of the situation. The central nervous system and the brain are both involved in TBIs, which impact how well they can work. Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you may have suffered a TBI. The risk of experiencing major cognitive impairments increases, on average, the longer the injured waits to seek therapy.

Florida Statute § 95.11 gives you four years to legally file a claim against a party if you are certain that you have had a brain injury as a result of their negligence. Prior you take any action, it is advisable to speak with an attorney about your legal rights and alternatives, even though you may want to go directly to the insurance or, if possible, collect workers' compensation payments. You may avoid being taken advantage of by doing this.

TBIs often happen when a person's head is pushed to a powerful external force that causes the person's brain to impact the front or rear of the interior of the skull. The inner wiring of the person's brain is frequently harmed during this process, which may result in either short-term or long-term cognitive deficits, such as memory loss and other symptoms. A brain damage may result from any kind of traumatic accident.

In these and similar circumstances, it will be important to establish if a breach of safety regulations or a person's negligence and recklessness were the major causes. If so, the business or individual that was negligent or who breached the law would be liable for any resulting medical expenses and bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental distress compensation, or wrongful death damages. You can determine who was at fault for the damage with the assistance of a Florida brain injury lawyer.

We can Help a Brain Injury Victim

Following a brain injury, a TBI attorney can assist you in pursuing a claim for compensation. Although every case is unique and handled differently, our track record demonstrates that you may put your brain injury claim in our capable hands. Call 305-720-2086 to talk with a lawyer at the Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson and learn how to proceed with your case. Our brain injury lawyers in the Cutler Bay area are prepared to advocate for you and your loved ones.