Brain Injury

Orlando Brain Injury Attorneys – Vaughan Law Group

The Orlando Brain Injury attorneys at Vaughan Law Group are AV rated by Martindale Hubble. This means that peer lawyers have acknowledged Vaughan Law Group excellence in both competency and ethics. Listed below are general items of information concerning the area of brain injury law. In order to obtain more specific indications of the credentials of the Orlando brain injury attorneys at Vaughan Law Group the viewer should peruse this website. Specific cases, both past and present, are discussed herein. The viewer can review the credentials of the attorneys at Vaughan Law Group as well as note some of the more recent successes of the firm. The Orlando brain injury lawyers at Vaughan Law Group, in order to determine whether representation may be beneficial, will conduct client interviews at no charge to the potential client.

Traumatic Brain injuries are the leading death for persons under the age of 45 in the United States. Traumatic Brain injuries, or TBI, occur roughly every 15 seconds. Between 4 and 6 million Americans suffer some form of TBI disability. Leading causes of TBI are sports injuries, motor vehicles accidents and falls.

Brain injury due to trauma can occur in a couple of ways. The cerebral cortex can become bruised/contused when the head strikes a hard object. The brain can also be injured when that point in the head is subject to whiplash type of mechanism. When such a mechanism of injury occurs, a deep white matter can suffer diffuse axonal injury. Cerebral contusions tend to occur at the tips of the frontal and temporal lobes where they become compressed against the interior of the skull. Diffuse axonal injury occurs more toward the center of the brain where axons are being subjected to maximal stretching. The majority of the cases that the brain injury attorneys at Vaughan Law Group handle come about as a result of direct trauma to the brain. Obvious examples of such direct trauma are falls where a client strikes his head against the floor or other object or where a client heads strikes the interior of an automobile in an automobile accident. Although the skull may not be fractured or cracked in these types of accidents, forces impacted to the brain can cause the brain to collide inside the skull. This can cause bruising of the brain (contusion) and bleeding (hemorrhage). In direct trauma cases, both the site where the trauma occurs, as well as the opposite side of the brain, can result in injury. The injury that occurs on the other side of the brain from the trauma site is known as contre coup. This injury typically occurs because at impact the brain opposite the site of impact is pulled away from the skull, injuring the brain at that location. In order to make a determination as to whether a true brain injury has occurred, there are several factors that medical doctors take in to consideration. Among them are:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Post traumatic amnesia
  • Contusion
  • Encephalopathy (disturbance of brain function that can be evidenced by stupor, confusion, memory loss, inattention, agitation, and aggression.)
  • Focal Neurologic signs
  • Seizures

PERL (Pupils are Equal and Reactive to Light) unreactive pupils in a comatose patient after a head injury may signify a dangerous rise in intra cranial pressure due to swelling, hematoma, hydrocephalus, etc

Vaughan Law Group has the resources to handle any Orlando Brain Injury Case. The attorneys at Vaughan Law Group will work diligentley to resolve your brain injury case.

Brain damage is among the most tragic injuries a person can experience. Brain injuries typically result in comas, and even those who remain conscious can suffer serious physical, psychological, and cognitive disabilities. If a brain injury is caused by an accident or another instance of negligence, a lawsuit can recover the money that the family of the sufferer needs for treatment and lost wages.

Orlando Brain Injury Contact Information

The Orlando Brain Injury Attorneys at Vaughan Law Group will utilize their financial resources to successfully pursue your claim. You can contact Vaughan Law Group at (407) 434-0074 or use the form found on this page.

Does a brain injured client have the capacity to enter into contract with an attorney for help?

In those cases where the brain injured individual has lost the capacity to contract, the brain injury attorneys at The Vaughan Group will assist the family in having a guardianship set up so that the injured clients interest can be properly protected.

How does Vaughan Law Group charge fees for a brain injury claim?

Attorneys fees for Florida and Orlando Brain Injury claims are governed by the Florida Bar. Generally speaking, attorneys representing brain injury clients are limited to 33 1/3 % of a gross recovery before a lawsuit is filed and 40% of gross recovery after a lawsuit has been filed.

How does Vaughan Law Group handle the costs necessary for a successful result in a brain injury claim?

Vaughan Law Group advances all cost on behalf of its clients and will not recover them from the client unless the case is won at trial or settled. The client only reimburses Vaughan Law Group if that client prevails and receives a monetary award or settlement.

What costs would Vaughan Law Group typically advance for a brain injury claim?

In most injury cases, costs will vary from hundreds of dollars to tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars. These costs are for various needs to include, but not limited to, medical and lay depositions, expert review and testimony, subpoenas, medical records, travel, etc

How long will a brain injury case last?

This is a difficult question to answer without knowing the specific type of case and the specific facts of your case. However, a general rule-of-thumb would be within 3-9 months for cases that don’t have to be put into suit and 12-24 months for cases that are filed on.

Do I have to go to trial a brain injury claim?

Again, the specifics of each case will help decide whether a trial would be advantageous to you. However, you will never HAVE to go to trial; that will be up to you. In most cases, court ordered mediation allows the parties to get together and resolve the case prior to any trials.

Orlando Brain Injury FAQ’s

Orlando Brain Injury Resources

Orlando Brain Injury Medical Resources

Web MD
Structured Settlements and Annuities for Brain Injury Awards
Scott Hoover – Ringler Associates
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Jason Lazarus – Florida Settlement Planner
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Central Florida Brain Injury Public Assistance Resources
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Department of Children and Families
Bureau of Rehabilitation and Reemployment Services
Work force of Central Florida