Port St. Lucie Brain Injury Lawyer
The brain might be the most important organ in the body. It is involved in almost everything we do, from conscious movement to unconscious breathing and blinking. When the brain is injured, a person will usually experience marked changes in their daily lives. The full symptoms you experience will depend on the part of the brain that is injured, but they are often disabling. Many brain accident victims can no longer work or even look after themselves.
Smith, Ball & Báez is a Florida law firm dedicated to helping brain injury victims obtain compensation when they are hurt in accidents. Give us a call. One of our Port St. Lucie brain injury lawyers will gladly meet to discuss your case. We have an impressive track record obtaining favorable settlements for our clients, and we want to share this knowledge with you.
Brain Injuries Are Serious
Our clients have suffered different types of brain injuries in various accidents. Some of the most common are:
- Open brain injury. This type of injury is caused when something cracks the skull. A violent blow to the head or a bullet could shatter the skull and directly damage brain tissue.
- Closed brain injury. With this injury, the skull remains intact although the brain is injured. Closed brain injuries are just as serious as open injuries because the brain is very sensitive to violent movement or impaired oxygen or blood flow.
- Traumatic brain injury. A violent blow to the body damages the brain. Getting hit in the head with a baseball is an example, but so is falling and slamming your head on the ground.
- Anoxic or hypoxic brain injury. The brain needs oxygen delivered by blood so that brain cells don’t die. Any accident which disrupts oxygen flow could cause permanent damage, even death.
Many of our clients suffer brain injuries in car accidents, slip and falls, violent attacks due to negligent security, and swimming pool or hot tub accidents. Young children and the elderly are especially vulnerable. For example, a child can suffer a serious brain injury when an unstable piece of furniture tips over and lands on them.
Our lawyers can discuss your possible compensation. Many brain injuries require expensive medical care. In addition to emergency transportation by ambulance, you might need surgery or monitoring in the intensive care unit. Other brain injury victims must have rehabilitation, speech therapy, and/or behavioral therapy to try and overcome their injuries.
We will also seek compensation for other economic damages, like lost income. A moderate or severe brain injury could keep you from working for several months, possibly longer. Someone with a permanent brain injury might have to take a new job or request permanent disability benefits.
You also deserve money for pain and suffering, as well as punitive damages, depending on the facts.
Reach Out Today
Our Port St. Lucie brain injury lawyers are experienced with all types of brain injuries and personal injury accident claims. Contact us to learn more about whether we can bring a legal claim on your behalf.