Protecting Florida’s Brain Injury Victims
Brain injury survivors often suffer serious and lifelong disabilities and impairment. This can make it difficult to work, provide for your family, or even enjoy your life. When this occurs, you need someone on your side who can help you through this difficult time.
Unfortunately, insurance companies also know how much a brain injury will change your life. As such, they may offer you a low settlement quickly, in the hopes that you will sign before you truly understand the full extent of your injuries. They may even pressure you into signing by using a “take it or leave it” approach. When this happens, you need someone on your side who can fight for your rights and your future. An experienced personal injury lawyer can negotiate with insurance companies while you focus your energy on what truly matters – your health and your recovery.
We Are Your Experienced Florida Brain Injury Lawyers
At Meldon Law, our experience and results speak for themselves. We have decades of success representing injured accident survivors who suffered brain injuries all throughout Florida. Our attorneys understand the issues that brain injury survivors face and the extensive compensation their injuries require. We know you may feel that your life will never be the same and that your injuries may affect every aspect of your future.
Our extensive knowledge of brain injury cases is why we fight aggressively from the start. We don’t let insurance companies offer insufficient settlements or pressure our clients into accepting less than they deserve. This is just one reason so many injured Florida accident survivors choose us to represent them after a devastating crash. Our brain injury attorneys offer the compassionate support and legal guidance you need to move forward in life.
Understanding Brain Injuries
Any traumatic blow to the head can cause a brain injury. These injuries may damage the delicate tissues and structures inside of the head in a variety of ways. From swelling and inflammation to bleeding, the results are devastating. When the brain suffers an injury, it can cause significant impairment and permanent disability. The type of impairment you suffer depends largely on the severity and location of the injury.
Every year, more than 2.5 million Americans suffer from a brain injury. These injuries range from mild concussions to more serious and life-threatening brain injuries. Sadly, 155 people lose their lives each day because of a brain injury.
Not all brain injuries are severe, however. In fact, nearly 75% of brain injuries are milder forms known as concussions. These types of injuries are often common after sporting events and car accidents. While these injuries typically heal quickly and with minimal treatment, nearly 20% of concussion victims will suffer from long-term damage. Post-concussion syndrome is a real and serious issue that often affects concussion victims, making it difficult for them to work and enjoy their lives for months and sometimes years.
For this reason, we do not believe that any brain injury is minor. We aggressively advocate for our clients from the start to ensure that they have the compensation they need to tackle whatever complications may arise.
Types of Brain Injuries
There are numerous types of brain injuries. These injuries differ based on their location and the type of harm suffered. In general, the most common types of brain injuries include the following.
- Concussions. Milder brain injuries most common after sports events and car accidents.
- Coup-contrecoup brain injury. This occurs when the brain shakes back and forth hitting the skull with force.
- Brain bleeds. Any type of injury can result in bleeding. Brain bleeds can cause clots and they can also impact the brain’s ability to oxygenate, resulting in significant impairment.
- Brain stem tears. Brain stem tears are often life-threatening and fatal.
- Penetrating injury. This is an open head injury caused when something penetrates the skull and damages the brain.
How We Help With Your Florida Brain Injury Case
At Meldon Law, we know that brain injury survivors need a significant amount of compensation to help them deal with their injuries and future. Brain injury treatment is often lifelong and can result in significant medical expenses. The CDC estimates that the lifetime economic costs of a brain injury are up to $3 million. These costs can quickly exhaust most medical insurance policies and put victims and their families in financial distress. Without help, they may not receive the care they need throughout their lives.
Our brain injury attorneys can help you recover the money you need to pay for:
- Medical expenses
- Long-term care
- Lost wages
- Specialized medical equipment
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of benefits
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
We know that insurance companies do not willingly offer traumatic brain injury survivors what they need and deserve, which is why we fight aggressively every step of the way. Our attorneys work closely with your medical team to understand the full impact your injuries will have on your future. You can rest assured that you will have the compensation to tackle whatever life brings.
Have You Suffered a Brain Injury in Florida?
If you or someone you love suffered a brain injury in a traumatic accident in Florida, you need an experienced law firm on your side.
At Meldon Law, we understand the complexities associated with brain injuries and pursuing compensation. We work aggressively for our injured clients from the start and confer with your medical team to ensure that you have the money you need to tackle the future. We have the necessary experience and resources to tackle these challenging cases—and win.
To explore your legal options and begin fighting for your rights, call us at 800-373-8000 or fill out our confidential contact form. Our Florida traumatic brain injury lawyers offer free initial consultations and case evaluations so you can get the answers you need. We also work on a contingency basis, so you do not owe us any money unless we can collect compensation for you. Call today so we can help you get started putting your life back together.