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ABOUT THIS PRACTICE
The Miami brain injury lawyers of Gamba, Lombana & Herrera understand the significant medical, legal and emotional implications of head injuries. Traumatic brain injury, which is also commonly known as brain damage and is also referred to as TBI and closed head injuries, have been called “The Invisible Injury,” as the physical trauma is completely internal. These injuries range from mild to severe, and there are both short- and long-term consequences.
According to the latest statistics, there are approximately two million brain injuries reported each year in the United States. More than 50,000 of these are fatal, and a significant percentage of those who survive TBI suffer permanent and irreversible disabilities, which include paralysis, loss of motor functions, loss of reasoning and thinking abilities, memory loss, sensory loss (including sight and hearing), impaired speech, and emotional disabilities that include anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. The most common causes of these injuries are concussions, trauma from the violent jarring of the head (usually from car accidents), and injuries caused by the lack of oxygen to the brain, typically from drowning incidents but also occurring as a result of surgical accidents.
When a brain injury is caused by the negligence or acts of others, the victim may be entitled to recover damages for their current and future medical costs, property damage, pain and suffering, and loss of current and future earnings. Families of TBI victims may also be entitled to compensation if their circumstances and lifestyles must change in order to care for their loved one as a result of the injury, and punitive damages aimed at admonishing the responsible party and deterring the behavior that caused the injury from being repeated in the future are also possible in some brain-injury cases.
In order to effectively represent the victims of brain injuries and their families, the attorneys of Gamba, Lombana & Herrera take a great deal of time to get to know the victims and their family members in order to gain a complete understanding of how they have been affected. We believe that it is essential for us to be able to appreciate and communicate their abilities, characteristics and personalities before the incident, and to compare them to who they have become (both mentally and physically) after the brain injury. This can involve numerous interviews and requests for information from past educators, doctors, employers, friends and others who are able to help us to gain the complete picture of the victim before they suffered the injury.
Brain injury cases can be very challenging because of the difficulties in establishing the impact of emotional and cognitive changes, so it is imperative for the victims and their families to seek the representation of highly qualified and experienced attorneys. Our experienced TBI lawyers are available to offer free and confidential consultations to anyone who has been affected by such an injury.