Concussions

Miami Attorneys Helping Victims of Head Trauma

When you sustain head injury, proper medical treatment is necessary to make sure the long-term effects are minimized. Concussions can lead to unpredictable outcomes, and dangerous when left untreated. The brain injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon are dedicated to helping concussion victims in and around Miami seek compensation from culpable parties. Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident or slip and fall, a concussion is a serious injury with serious consequences, and you shouldn’t have to endure the financial burden alone where another party is responsible. Our firm represents clients throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, as well as across South Florida, pursuing proper legal action following an accident. Contact our office today for a free consultation about your case.

Symptoms and Causes of Concussions

Concussions are brain injuries resulting from a blow to the head, or the head being subject to violent jarring or shaking during an accident, often due to a slip and fall, motorcycle crash, or car accident. Concussions are not always immediately apparent following an accident, but can still result in serious and long term loss of brain function. Severe concussions involve traumatic brain injury and can result in memory loss as well as other mental impairments and sometimes paralysis. But even minor concussions can lead to loss of brain function, if only for a limited time. Victims suffering concussions may experience a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Nausea
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Confusion

Depending on severity, these symptoms can last for days and sometimes months, or have long-term, permanent consequences. Second Impact Syndrome can also occur if a second concussion occurs before the first one has healed, leading to swelling of the brain, and can even be fatal. If you’ve been in an accident and begin showing signs of a concussion, it is important to consult a doctor immediately to receive proper medical treatment.

Liability for Traumatic Brain Injury

Following an accident that resulted in a concussion, or other injuries, a victim may pursue a personal injury suit against the responsible party. To recover damages in such claims, a victim most often will argue that a defendant was negligent. To show negligence, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant owed a duty of care and that duty was breached by his or her actions. For instance, motorists owe a duty of care to act reasonably under the circumstances when behind the wheel. If a driver strikes a bicyclist because he or she failed to look when changing lanes, or made another dangerous maneuver with their car and caused an accident, they may be held liable. The plaintiff also must show that the defendant’s actions caused his or her concussion, and that damages resulted. Damages available in these types of claims include past and future medical expenses, loss of wages, and sometimes pain and suffering.

Brain Injury Lawyers Helping You Seek Damages in Fort Lauderdale

The accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon help Fort Lauderdale victims who have been injured by another person’s negligence pursue the damages they’re entitled to. We work tirelessly to protect our clients’ rights throughout the litigation process so that they may focus on recovering from their injuries. If you have sustained a concussion or another type of injury in an accident, please call (877) 499-4878 or contact us online for a free, no obligation consultation about your case.