Accidents happen every day in Florida, from car wrecks to slip-and-falls. Many types of injuries can occur as a result of an accident, but one of the most devastating is a brain injury.
The Port St. Lucie brain injury attorneys at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene have helped many clients cope with brain injuries or grieve the death of a loved one that resulted from damage to the brain. Our lawyers will put their legal knowledge to work for all those who have suffered a brain injury to help them obtain full and fair compensation available under Florida law.
Brain injuries affect all aspects of how a body functions, from the physical to the mental to the emotional. Because of the fundamentally important role the brain plays in functionality, even your mood and personality can be affected if you sustain a brain injury.
Brain injuries can develop as a result of either open head wounds, where the skull is split, or closed head wounds where the skull remains intact but the brain is bruised or deprived of oxygen. Regardless of the underlying cause, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that brain injuries are a contributing factor in around one-third of all deaths caused by injury in the United States.
Those who survive a brain injury may have a long recovery road ahead of them as they relearn to do basic life tasks. In some cases a brain injury is never going to get better, while in others the patient’s health may improve over time and the symptoms of the injury may lessen or disappear. Some of the common symptoms that a person may exhibit after a brain injury include:
The specifics of the symptoms are going to vary depending upon how bad the brain injury was and what part of the brain it affected. In any case, however, if someone was responsible for causing the brain injuries, you can take legal action with the help of a Port St. Lucie brain injury lawyer.
Those responsible for causing a brain injury must pay for costs and losses, including pain and suffering. There are a number of ways in which an individual or company could cause and become responsible for a brain injury, including:
In these and many other situations, a Port St. Lucie brain injury attorney can help injured victims or surviving family members make a claim for brain injury compensation against whoever caused the harm.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our lawyers have helped countless clients get fair and full monetary damages after a loved one has endured a brain injury. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a Port St. Lucie brain injury lawyer.