Traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, is most often caused by a sudden impact to the head or by a rapid forward and backward motion of the brain inside the skull. Car crashes, sports accidents and slip-and-fall incidents are the most common causes of TBIs.
Immediately following a TBI, brain function is disrupted – sometimes permanently – and victims are at risk of losing their ability to walk, speak or breathe without the help of a medical machine. While the severity of TBI can vary, the aftermath associated with this kind of damage can change lives forever.
The brain injury lawyers at Gordon & Doner have represented numerous victims of brain injuries and their families for over thirty years. We have helped hundreds of personal injury victims recover favorable verdicts and settlements, and we can help you, too.
Attorney Robert Gordon currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of America and formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of Florida. Both Mr. Gordon and the brain injury lawyers at Gordon & Doner have extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of TBIs and the devastating impact these injuries can have on an individual and their loved ones.
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact Gordon & Doner's West Palm Beach brain injury lawyers today. We will listen closely to your story, review your claim and work tirelessly to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.
Brain Injury Lawyer: Why You May Need One
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injury is the third largest cause of injury-related death in the United States. Those who survive a TBI are often plagued with painful and debilitating symptoms, such as:
- Memory loss
- Blurred vision
- Hearing loss
- Difficulty speaking or swallowing
- Slow breathing or pulse
- Limited attention span
- Uneven pupil size
- Spinal fluid coming from ears or nose
- Loss of consciousness
- Increased blood pressure
However, many of these injuries and subsequent deaths could have been prevented. For example, if TBI was caused by a doctor's mistake, a car accident or because of a property owner's negligence, it is possible the injury could have been – or should have been – prevented or avoided. In instances such as these, you will most likely need the help of a brain injury lawyer.
Another example of preventable TBI occurs when a physician incorrectly uses forceps during child birth, or if an umbilical cord is wrapped around the neck of a newborn child and is not removed quickly. If a baby suffers a TBI shortly after birth, a brain injury lawyer can determine if medical malpractice is to blame.
Additionally, many elderly nursing home residents sustain traumatic brain injuries after falling. You may need the assistance of a brain injury lawyer to help determine if your elderly loved one's injury was caused by negligence on behalf of the nursing home.
Regardless of how the TBI occurred – be it from a car accident, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect or from contact sports – the West Palm Beach brain injury lawyers at Gordon & Doner are here to help all accident victims and their families get the support, compassion and skilled legal assistance they deserve.
We have always been for the injured, and our brain injury attorneys will fight to ensure you receive the financial compensation needed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact Our West Palm Beach Brain Injury Lawyers
Currently, there are over 210,000 people in Florida who have a TBI-related disability. Even worse, estimations suggest this number will rise to 260,000 by 2020.
As the number of TBI victim's increases, the need for effective legal representation becomes more and more apparent.
At Gordon & Doner, our team of West Palm Beach brain injury lawyers has more than 200 years combined experience handling all types of TBI personal injury claims.
We understand that no one can prepare for such a life-altering tragedy. However, having the guidance and support of our brain injury lawyers ensures this terrible accident is dealt with in the best manner possible.
If you or a loved one has sustained a TBI, having a West Palm Beach traumatic brain injury lawyer from Gordon & Doner on your side is essential for receiving the justice and monetary compensation you deserve.