Recovery for Brain Damage
A head injury has an enormous impact on your life. Even so-called “minor” brain damage often affects memory, cognition, balance, coordination and emotions that can lead to physical, psychological and financial hardships. Severe brain damage may result in permanent disabilities that require lifelong care.
Brais Law Firm is dedicated to personal injury recovery on catastrophic injury claims. We have recovered nearly $40 million in the past four years alone for our injured clients*. Our Results page gives examples of six and seven-figure recoveries.
Our attorneys recognize the many challenges you and your family face after a head injury. We pursue the compensation you need to ease the financial burden, to pay for crucial medical care and to improve your quality of life.
Traumatic Brain Injury — TBI
Traumatic head injury results from a blow to the head or when an object pierces the skull. The resulting symptoms depend upon which area of the brain was damaged and to what extent.
A concussion may manifest as headache, neck pain, confusion and momentary loss of consciousness. The most extreme level of brain injury may lead to coma, vegetative state, locked-in syndrome and brain death.
Common causes of TBI include:
- Vehicular accident
- Sports and recreational injuries
- Construction site accidents
- Explosion, blast and combat injuries
- Fall from height
Injury from Lack of Oxygen to the Brain
Cerebral hypoxia occurs when not enough oxygen reaches the brain. Brain cells start to die within five minutes after the flow of oxygen is interrupted. Severe permanent brain damage, then death, soon follows.
Oxygen flow may be interrupted by:
- Anesthesia overdose
- Cardiac arrest
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Drowning and near-drowning
- Smoke inhalation from fire
- Violence, including strangulation
Damages Stemming from Brain Injuries
TBI and cerebral hypoxia require immediate, intensive treatment to save the brain from damage. Continued rehabilitation may restore functionality and help patients relearn certain tasks. Severe damage may require 24-hour assistance with a loved one.
A Miami brain injury attorney at our firm considers your urgent care and lifelong needs when we calculate damages, such as:
- Medical and rehabilitation bills
- Vocational training
- Specially designed equipment and tools
- Assistant for help with activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Expenses associated with living with a disability
- Lost wages and future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced enjoyment of life
Recover Damages for Brain Injuries
Brais Law Firm offers you a free consultation to evaluate your traumatic or cerebral hypoxia brain injury claim. To ease the financial burden to you and your family, our firm takes your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe attorneys’ fees unless we recover money damages.
Our firm handles brain injury cases throughout Florida from our main Miami office.
*Specific details regarding case and settlement results are not indications of the results of future cases and settlements, nor should they be held to be guarantees, warranties, or predictions regarding the result of representation by our firm. Furthermore, any message regarding the result of a specific case is not a promise of similar results in future cases, but rather represents the outcome of the specific legal and factual basis from which it arises.