A Fort Lauderdale Brain Injury Lawyer with the Skills and Resources to Help
Advocating for victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by the negligence of others
Although some brain injuries heal completely over time, severe damage to the head can have a permanent effect on virtually any part of life — including the ability to think clearly, communicate or continue to earn a living. TBI is often delayed onset, which means initial mild symptoms develop into serious injuries days or even weeks later. You need to seek medical attention immediately, followed by consulting with a skilled Fort Lauderdale TBI attorney at the law firm of Fazio DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. The firm has more than four decades of experience helping brain injury victims pursue the compensation they need and deserve.
The difference between TBI and acquired brain injury
Neither TBI nor acquired brain injury is hereditary or congenital in nature. The distinction involves the cause of injury.
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, the term traumatic brain injury refers to a subset of acquired brain injury caused by an external force after birth. Some common causes of TBI that can involve negligence or wrongful acts include the following:
- Head injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident while not wearing a helmet or while wearing a poorly-designed helmet
- Slip and fall accidents on unsafe premises
- Assaults and gunshot wounds
- Loss of oxygen caused by near-drowning in a pool that was not protected from unauthorized access
- A doctor’s failure to diagnose a brain tumor or other serious brain condition
While the term acquired brain injury includes these types of injuries, it also refers to injuries sustained during birth. Some birth injuries may be avoidable, while others may be caused by medical negligence during prenatal care or during delivery.
Athletes and brain injuries
Head injuries are a common byproduct of participation in sports. Parents need to be particularly vigilant for concussions and other brain injuries sustained by their children. Make sure your children understand the importance of reporting any head injuries to you so you can obtain medical attention to keep them healthy.
Of course, the fast pace of sports can make it difficult to determine the cause of accidents and identify liability. While a young athlete can easily make mistakes on the football field, other parties may have full or shared liability, such as the following:
- A school athletic department with an insufficient concussion policy
- A coach who allows athletes to play without wearing helmets and other safety equipment
- An opposing player who aggressively flouts the rules of play
- A school that fails to maintain a safe playing environment
A victim injured under these and other circumstances requires Fort Lauderdale TBI attorneys with the skills and resources to conduct thorough investigations into accidents. The board-certified trial lawyers at Fazio DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. have a network of experienced accident investigation and medical professionals available to help unravel the details behind potentially complex sports injuries.
Serious brain injuries can be life-changing events to accident victims and their families. Whether you lose some brain functions over an extended time period or a severe accident leaves a loved one permanently brain dead, you need an attorney with exceptional skills to ensure you obtain the full compensation you need and deserve.
Seek experienced legal support from a Fort Lauderdale TBI attorney
Each dedicated lawyer at the firm of Fazio DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. is here to help. Schedule a free consultation in our conveniently-located downtown office or ask us to come to your home or hospital room. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees until we obtain an award or settlement for your case. Contact us online, or call us at 954.463.0585 today.