Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain injuries can result from a blow to the head, a strong jolt that causes a person’s brain to come into contact with the interior of the skull, exposure to toxic substances, and a great variety of accidents. When a victim’s brain injury is caused by medical malpractice, the exposure to or use of a defective product, or someone’s negligence, the victim may be able to recover financial compensation through legal action against the responsible parties.

If you have sustained a brain injury and you suspect that your injury was caused by someone’s negligence, medical malpractice, or a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you have suffered as a result. The Killino Firm’s West Palm Beach, Florida, brain injury attorneys have extensive experience with brain injury cases, including those arising out of brain injuries caused by medical malpractice, other negligence, or a defective product. Contact The Killino Firm at 561-835-9898 for a no-cost evaluation of your case and additional information about your legal rights and options.

Legal Liability for Brain Injuries

The negligence of drivers, property owners, medical professionals, and many others may result in an accident victim’s brain injury. Defective products may also cause brain injuries to people who use or are exposed to such products.

Brain Injuries Caused by Negligence

Accidents caused by the negligence of others often result in brain injuries to an accident victim. Traffic accidents, for example, may result in brain injuries of varying severity. An occupant of a car or other motor vehicle involved in a traffic accident may strike the interior of the vehicle with his or her head and sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result. When a traffic accident and victim’s resulting brain injury are determined to have been caused by the negligence of one or more drivers, those drivers may be held liable, through the institution of a negligence action, for the damages suffered by the victim as a result.

In some cases, a negligent driver who is determined to have caused a victim’s brain injury is employed as a driver by another individual or entity. The employer in such cases may be held indirectly liable for an accident victim’s brain injury that was caused by the negligence of its employee. In addition, if the negligence of the employer is determined to have been a cause of the victim’s brain injury, the employer may be held directly liable, as well.

The negligence of property and business owners may also result in brain injuries to persons who are involved in accidents on property or business owners’ premises. An owner of land on which a body of water is located, for example, may be held liable for the brain injury of a non-fatal drowning victim that is determined to have been caused by the landowner’s negligence. The owner of a hotel or an amusement park may be found liable for brain injuries caused to the business owner’s patrons by the owner’s negligence. Thus, a hotel owner who negligently fails to repair a dangerous condition inside or outside a hotel may be required to pay damages to a patron who sustains a brain injury as a result of a fall or other accident that was due to the dangerous condition. Likewise, an amusement park owner may be held liable for brain injuries sustained by amusement park patrons as a result of accidents caused by dangerous conditions negligently allowed by the owner to exist on park grounds. Accidents on amusement park rides, such as falls from rides with inadequate restraints, may also result in patrons’ brain injuries and the liability of an amusement park owner who negligently failed to maintain or repair the ride.

Brain Injuries Caused by Defective Products

Exposure to or use of defective products may also cause brain injuries. A defective smoke or carbon monoxide alarm, for example, may result in brain injuries to occupants of a building in which a fire or release of excessive amounts of carbon monoxide occurs. If the victim’s brain injury is determined to have been caused by the failure of the alarm to warn the victim of the danger of fire or carbon monoxide, the manufacturer and others in the chain of the alarm’s distribution may be held strictly liable for the damages suffered by the brain injured victim.

Defective medical equipment may also cause brain injuries to a victim and result in liability of the equipment’s manufacturer and others for the victim’s resulting damages. Oxygen equipment, for instance, that inaccurately registers the level of oxygen administered to a patient may cause the patient’s asphyxiation and resulting brain injury.

Brain Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

Errors made by doctors and other medical professionals may also result in brain injury to a patient. Anesthesiologists, for example, may negligently cause a patient’s brain injury through the improper administration of anesthesia to a patient during a surgical procedure. The negligence of medical professionals may also result in the vicarious (indirect) liability of the medical professionals’ employers for brain injuries caused by the employee professionals’ negligence. Employers may also be held directly liable for such injuries if it is determined that the employer was negligent in screening, hiring, training, monitoring, or retaining the negligent employee.

Contact Us

If you have been diagnosed with any type of brain injury and you have reason to believe that your injury was caused by someone’s negligence, medical malpractice, or a defective product, The Killino Firm’s West Palm Beach, Florida, brain injury attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you deserve from the individuals and/or entities responsible for your injury. Contact The Killino Firm at 561-835-9898 for expert and experienced assistance with your brain injury case.

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Date published: 03/05/2015
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