Florida personal injury attorney J.B. Harris represents clients throughout the State of Florida and elsewhere who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries, including those who have suffered serious injury as a result of:
While every personal injury that results from the wrongful act of another is deserving of justice, J.B. Harris must limit his practice to those cases involving serious or catastrophic personal injury, or wrongful death. Usually, these matters involve serious bodily injuries such as traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, and the permanent alteration of the victim’s lifestyle and future plans and goals.
Any head injury, no matter how minor the incident may appear, can result in serious harm and permanent damage. The brain injury may not immediately reveal itself; traumatic brain injury victims may not immediately demonstrate that they have been seriously injured.
A sudden blow can render the injury victim unconscious and on mechanical life support, or mentally disabled. Unfortunately, many victims of traumatic brain injury do not survive.
Traumatic brain injuries can result in understated harm, too. TBI victims have mood swings or memory loss, and many victims, as well as those around them, do not connect the behaviors to the head injury. TBI victims can be confused, and become easily tired, even exhausted. They can suddenly manifest learning disabilities they never before experienced. Traumatic brain injury victims can suffer from these maladies for many years before a diagnosis is made.
Expertise is needed in traumatic brain injury situations not only to clearly define the scope of the physical harm, but also to calculate the damages incurred as well as the future care needs of the TBI victim. These medical experts are brain specialists whose time is highly compensated - making the costs of pursuing brain injury cases and TBI lawsuits especially high.
Injuries to the neck or back that result in serious and severe harm usually involve that part of the central nervous system commonly referred to as the “spinal cord.” The spinal cord is a tightly bound collection of nerves that serves to transmit communications between the brain and the rest of the body. When these spinal cord nerves are injured, no clear communication can occur with the brain. If the spinal cord injury is serious enough, brain communication with the body ceases.
When there is incomplete brain communication, it usually manifests as a form of physical impairment. Stopping all brain communication translates to paralysis: the injury victim suffers from the loss of use and feeling in either his legs, arms, or both.
What is not commonly known is that spinal cord injuries also result in lots of severe and chronic pain. There can be trouble with use of the lungs, with long-term breathing difficulties. Many victims of spinal cord injuries also lose the use of their bladder and bowel functions.
These tragic spinal cord injuries mean a lot of monetary damages that must be assessed for the injury victim. Not only will there be the high medical expenses for both present and future needs, but the law also provides for pain and suffering, lost wages, and lost future earnings. Lawsuits that involve spinal cord injuries are expensive to litigate: medical experts are a particularly high expense that is necessary in order to prove not only the injury’s cause and but its resulting harm and corresponding care needs.
Catastrophic personal injuries are overwhelming not only because of the physical injuries and mental stresses that result, but also because of the financial crises that often accompany these types of life events.
With J.B. Harris, clients find expert help in dealing with finding health care benefits through employers, government benefits, and grants, as well as assessing the present and future cost of living needs that will be required. Assessment of the present and long-term medical product and medical service needs are also provided for things like wheelchairs, physical therapy, home health care, beds, ramps, and counseling for both the injury victim as well as the family caretakers.
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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed due to the wrongful acts of another, then you may have a legal claim for legal damages as well as the right for justice against the wrongdoer and you are welcomed to contact the Miami personal injury lawyers at J.B. Harris, P.A. to schedule a free initial legal consultation at (305) 374-6360.