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Florida Brain Injury Lawyers

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) typically result from a jolt or blow to the head, or from a foreign object piercing the skull and contacting brain tissue. TBIs can be mild, causing temporary symptoms, or more severe, causing long-term physical damage to the brain, or even death.

People suffering from the physical and psychological symptoms associated with brain injuries may be entitled to compensation to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The Florida brain injury lawyers at Scott Marshall Injury Attorneys fight for the rights of victims and their loved ones.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

The human brain is relatively well-protected inside the skull. However, brain injuries can occur any time the body or head are jolted, or when something impacts the head.

Common causes of brain injuries our TBI attorneys frequently see include the following:

  • Auto accidents. Motorcycle accidents are a common cause of brain injuries, due in large part to the size and weight disparity between motorcycles and other vehicles. Victims of car, truck and boat accidents may also suffer brain injuries.
  • Bicycle accidents. Like motorcyclists, bicyclists involved in bicycle accidents frequently sustain traumatic brain injuries. Even while wearing bicycle helmets, in bicycle accidents, the brain can be severely and traumatically injured resulting in concussions, subdural hematoma and worse.
  • Workplace injuries. Even if a job requires mandatory helmet use, workers can still suffer brain injuries if they are struck by an object, fall from any height, or otherwise suffer blows to the head.
  • Slip-and-fall accidents. Slipping on a wet floor or falling on icy pavement can cause traumatic brain injuries when the head strikes the ground, floor or another nearby object.
  • Sports collisions. Football, hockey, basketball, baseball and other sports can be healthy and fun. However, they can also lead to serious brain injuries for players and even spectators who may be hit by a stray ball or puck.

Unfortunately, Florida brain injury lawyers see victims of these types of injuries all-too-often. If you or a loved one was injured in an auto accident, suffered a workplace injury, was hurt after slipping and falling, or was injured during a sporting event or practice, it is important to seek prompt medical attention — even if you believe the impact was minor. Delays in treating brain injuries can negatively impact the outcome for recovery.

Brain Injury Lawsuits in Florida

After becoming injured, contacting a traumatic brain injury law firm may not be the first thing on your to-do list. However, it is important to understand that there are time limits for recovering financial compensation in Florida. Under current law, the statute of limitations for filing a claim based on negligence or wrongful death is two years. 

To prevail on your claim, your head injury attorney in Florida will need to show that another party was negligent. Negligence, in a legal sense, means that the other party had a duty of care, that they breached that duty, and that the breach was the proximate cause of your brain injury.

Negligence can look different in different types of brain injury claims. For example, if you suffered head trauma after slipping on a wet floor, the property owner may be liable because the owner had a duty to keep the premises safe. In motor vehicle accidents, negligence can look like speeding, driving recklessly, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or distracted driving. Attorneys for brain injury claims work hard to establish negligence based on the situation-specific facts and circumstances.

Reach Out to Florida TBI Lawyers You Can Trust

Brain injuries can be life-altering, coming with high, unplanned medical bills and months, years or even a lifetime of needed care. Consulting with traumatic brain injury lawyers, as soon as you feel able to do so, is important. Doing so can help you protect your right to seek compensation from the responsible party.

The TBI lawyers at Scott Marshall Injury Attorneys understand the challenges brain injuries can bring, and are prepared to help you navigate the legal challenges ahead. Schedule your initial consultation today.