Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury, also known as TBI, can occur from the trauma related to a motor vehicle accident.  The skull can violently strike the steering wheel, dashboard, or window causing injury.  Also, more serious injuries can occur from the sheer force of the accident.  The force can cause the brain to collide against the internal hard bone of the skull.  Due to when a moving head comes to a quick stop, the brain continues in its movement.  Therefore, forcing it to strike the interior of the skull. This can cause bruising of the brain (referred to as a contusion) and bleeding (brain hemorrhage) which may not be visible at the time of injury.

Brain Injury can occur without any obvious signs of injury to the head.

When TBI occurs, it is often referred to as a closed head injury. A closed head injury is defined by Wikipedia as "a type of traumatic brain injury in which the skull and dura mater remain intact. Closed-head injuries are the leading cause of death in children under 4 years old and the most common cause of physical disability and cognitive impairment in young people."

Next, when a person sustains a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or any type of severe injury, the symptoms can severely affect their way of life. At the Dawson Law Firm, we represent people with these injuries.  We understand that there are a number of factors that should be evaluated to help diagnose the brain injury and to refer to the appropriate specialist. We understand that the extent of the injury may have been more severe due to outside factors that contributed to the accident.

Not all brain injuries are the same.

In addition, there are degrees which makes it more difficult to diagnose.  A brain injury can be classified as mild if loss of consciousness or confusion and disorientation at the accident scene is shorter than 30 minutes.  MRI and CAT scans are often normal means to scan for possible injury.  However, if the individual has cognitive problems such as headache, difficulty thinking, memory problems, attention deficits, mood swings or frustration, these injuries are commonly overlooked.  Even though this type of TBI is called “mild”, the effect on the family and the injured person can be devastating.

Traumatic Brain Injury Professionals on your side.

Because brain injuries and closed head injuries may be difficult to ascertain from how a person looks, but only from how they act.  It is important to rely on attorneys with experience addressing the serious affects of TBI.  Cognitive testing is imperative in the prompt diagnosis of this serious injury and this silent injury needs to be considered in the appropriate cases.  If you have any questions following an accident with symptoms consult with your attorney and your doctor.  Symptoms can include difficulty in concentrating, loss of memory, or headaches.  If these occur, the possibility of a brain injury should be explored.  Let the lawyers at the Dawson Law Firm guide you through these important evaluation steps.  We can ensure that your legal rights are protected in the event of such an injury.

A True Professional

"Joseph Dawson is a truly professional and experienced attorney. I highly recommend using the team's services in case you get injured in a car accident."
5.0
2017-08-02T10:55:55+00:00
"Joseph Dawson is a truly professional and experienced attorney. I highly recommend using the team's services in case you get injured in a car accident."

Won a Great Recovery on My Behalf

"Joe handled a personal injury matter for me. He won a great recovery on my behalf! I always knew where I was at throughout the entire process since his communication with me was very frequent. The entire process occurred in a very timely manner. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone who is looking a for a quality and experienced personal injury attorney!"
5.0
2017-08-02T10:56:54+00:00
"Joe handled a personal injury matter for me. He won a great recovery on my behalf! I always knew where I was at throughout the entire process since his communication with me was very frequent. The entire process occurred in a very timely manner. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone who is looking a for a quality and experienced personal injury attorney!"

Knowledge of Case Law Was Impressive

"Joseph Dawson is one of the most detail oriented, prepared attorneys I've ever had the privilege to try a case against. His knowledge of case law was impressive and I learned a lot from having him as opposing counsel. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a quality personal injury attorney."
5.0
2017-08-02T10:57:19+00:00
"Joseph Dawson is one of the most detail oriented, prepared attorneys I've ever had the privilege to try a case against. His knowledge of case law was impressive and I learned a lot from having him as opposing counsel. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a quality personal injury attorney."

He Won Full Recovery on My Behalf

"I hired Joseph Dawson on a recommendation from a friend to handle my personal injury matter. Not only did he win full recovery on my behalf, but he guided me step by step throughout the entire process. I always knew what was happening since his communication was very frequent. The case did not drag on for years rather it was very quick!! His compensation fees were fair. I would highly recommend Joseph Dawson."
5.0
2017-08-15T08:50:20+00:00
"I hired Joseph Dawson on a recommendation from a friend to handle my personal injury matter. Not only did he win full recovery on my behalf, but he guided me step by step throughout the entire process. I always knew what was happening since his communication was very frequent. The case did not drag on for years rather it was very quick!! His compensation fees were fair. I would highly recommend Joseph Dawson."

I Would Use Dawson Again in a Heartbeat

"Mr. Dawson came highly recommended and did not disappoint! Promptly returned phone calls, explained things to me at every juncture, and got the results he predicted. I would use him again in a heartbeat - excellent attorney!"
5.0
2017-08-15T08:51:23+00:00
"Mr. Dawson came highly recommended and did not disappoint! Promptly returned phone calls, explained things to me at every juncture, and got the results he predicted. I would use him again in a heartbeat - excellent attorney!"

Result was Outstanding

"I was a victim of telephonic stalking. Mr. Dawson was prepared at the very first attorney client interview. He was already fully versed in the subject matter I eventually retained him for. The result was as outstanding as the preparation at the first meeting. My objective as a client was more than fully accomplished."
5.0
2017-08-15T08:52:18+00:00
"I was a victim of telephonic stalking. Mr. Dawson was prepared at the very first attorney client interview. He was already fully versed in the subject matter I eventually retained him for. The result was as outstanding as the preparation at the first meeting. My objective as a client was more than fully accomplished."
5.0
6

GET A FREE CONSULTATION

Submit for an Immediate Free Consultation with one of our Attorneys.

NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN YOUR CASE!




  • YesNo


Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE

(954) 467-2100
110 Tower, 110 SE 6th St #1900
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Get Directions

Miami

MIAMI

(954) 467-2100
80 SW 8th St Suite 2000
Miami, FL 33130

Get Directions

West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach

(954) 467-2100
2054 Vista Pkwy Suite 400
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Get Directions