If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury caused by someone else’s carelessness or a defective product (products liability), you may be entitled to compensation. 

 

Traumatic brain injuries require specialized legal representation from attorneys who are experienced in this complex field of law. The Florida brain injury attorneys at Lewis & Williams have the knowledge and experience in handling serious brain injury cases. Our personal injury attorneys have won millions of dollars in judgments for our clients. There is no cost to you if we handle your case. 

 

You do not pay anything unless we win. Call our office today for a free consultation.

 

Brain injury victims usually require long periods of hospitalization and specialized medical care. Many families do not have enough insurance coverage and end up with costly bills they may never be able to pay. We have helped our clients receive the financial assistance they deserve.

 

Our Florida law firm concentrates on handling severe personal injury cases so we understand what each case requires and have the resources for these cases.

 

It is important to look at the short and long term requirements for a person with a brain injury, such as:

 

  •     If the injury will cause a person to need assisted living.
  •     An injured person’s ability to work.
  •     The different types of financial compensation available.
  •     Ensuring the victim is eligible to receive protection against discrimination.

 

The leading causes of Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States are as follows:

 

  •     28% Falls
  •     20% Motor Vehicle Collisions
  •     19% Struck by/against
  •     11% Assaults

 

 

We have represented clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries from:

 

  •     auto accidents
  •     guns
  •     sports accidents
  •     physical violence
  •     acquired brain injury

 

The Florida personal injury attorneys of Lewis & Williams have successfully represented clients suffering from:

 

  •     concussions
  •     diffused axonal injury (DAI) – the most common and devastating type of brain injury
  •     penetration injuries
  •     coup-contrecoup injury
  •     second impact syndrome or recurrent traumatic brain injury
  •     locked-in syndrome
  •     shaken baby syndrome
  •     anoxic and hypoxic brain injury 

 

There are three degrees of Traumatic Brain Injury:

 

  •     Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
  •     Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
  •     Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

 

This classification system was originally based upon the extent and duration of the loss of consciousness of the individual immediately following the injury. Recently however the medical community has discovered that the duration of post-traumatic amnesia is actually a better predictor of outcome than actual loss of consciousness. Post-traumatic amnesia (PTA), also referred to medically as anterograde amnesia, is defined as the failure to form new memories. All too often, medical professionals fail to inquire into post-traumatic amnesia. Most physicians that do not truly specialize in treating individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury are not aware of the significance of assessing the existence and duration of post-traumatic amnesia.

 

Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

  •     Glascow Coma Scale of 1 to 8
  •     Post-Traumatic Amnesia of more than 1 day
  •     Loss of Consciousness of more than 24 hours

 

Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

 

  •     Glascow Coma Scale of 9 to 12
  •     Post-Traumatic Amnesia of 30 minutes to 24 hours
  •     Loss of Consciousness of 1 to 24 hours

 

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

 

  •     Glascow Coma Scale of 13 to 15
  •     Post-Traumatic Amnesia of less than 1 hour
  •     Loss of Consciousness of less than 30 minutes

 

It is important to keep in mind that the degree of Traumatic Brain Injury does not necessarily indicate the extent of ongoing disability. There have been individuals that have nearly completely recovered from a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, while other individuals have been completely disabled as a result of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. 

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that over 5.3 million Americans have a long-term or lifelong need for assistance in performing their activities of daily living as a direct result of a Traumatic Brain Injury. Also, about 40% of those hospitalized with a Traumatic Brain Injury had one or more unmet needs for services at least one year after their Traumatic Brain Injury.

 

The most frequent needs that were not met include the following:

  •     Improving memory and problem solving
  •     Managing stress and emotional upsets
  •     Controlling one’s temper
  •     Improving one’s job skills

 

Don’t let an insurance company tell you how much compensation you deserve or whether you should receive compensation. Put our Florida brain injury lawyers and the personal injury firm of Lewis & Williams, with more than forty five years of combined experience, to work for you. Simply call our office to make an appointment for a free case evaluation. If you’re unable to meet us in our office, we can meet you in your home, hospital, convalescent home or wherever it is most convenient for you. Our firm works on a contingency basis and that means you pay nothing unless we secure a financial judgment in your favor.

 

The personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Lewis & Williams offer a free consultation. For more information call us today at 561-444-2260.

 

 

 

 

701 US Highway 1, Suite 101

North Palm Beach, Florida 33408 

561-444-2260 (Telephone)

 

   

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