West Palm Beach Head Injury Lawyer
Hundreds of thousands of victims suffer serious head injuries across the country every year. Head injuries arise in a variety of situations, and often the misconduct of others is one of the main causes. For example, it is not uncommon for travelers to suffer a head injury after being involved in a car accident. This is especially common in high speed crashes that result in the victim hitting his or her head on the dashboard or window of the vehicle. In other cases, victims have suffered head injuries while playing sports or falling due to unsafe conditions. Statistics continue to show that auto accidents, falls, and sports injuries are the most common causes of West Palm Beach head injuries.
People who incur injuries to their heads often experience widely varying problems. Some injuries may be easier to recover from, such as minor concussions or small bone cracks that can heal with rest and proper medical care. However, other head injuries can be positively devastating for the victims—particularly if the brain itself also sustains trauma. Head injuries affecting the brain can cause emotional or behavioral disorders, as well as a virtually an infinite number of physical ailments. The long list of possible physical manifestations of head trauma includes breathing difficulties, paralysis, speech problems, hand-eye coordination issues, and more. In fact, even head injuries that at first appear to be only minor are often ultimately found to have lifelong consequences for the victim.
The human head is designed to be able to withstand a certain amount of trauma, with a thick bone structure and a fluid-filled cushion to protect the brain. When injuries are severe enough to affect the brain, the cause is almost always some kind of high-speed or high-force impact to the head. These are not everyday knocks, bangs, and bruises. When severe head trauma does occur, the negligence of another often plays a role.
If you have suffered any kind of injury because of another’s carelessness, it is important to have the advice of a trained advocate on your side. In virtually all cases it is prudent to have the advice of a lawyer before talking to insurance company representatives or other involved parties. It is only through the representation of an attorney that a community member can be assured that they have an advocate on their side looking out solely for their interest.
Your attorney will help you understand all the factors that go into determining how much a particular injury claim is worth and how liability may be decided based on your circumstances. For example, with cases involving severe head injuries, including brain damage, the person responsible for causing the injury can be required to provide redress not only for the medical expenses incurred at the time of a settlement or trial, but also for all future medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, and other forms of injury that may not be initially apparent.
If you or a loved one has sustained a head injury in our area, please call our office today to set up an appointment to talk our Palm Beach injury lawyer. Attorney Eric Luckman has worked with local victims in these situations for years. He will listen to your story and explain how the law may apply in your case.