Miami brain injuries are among the most devastating injuries that victims can incur. Brain injuries can rob a person of their memories, job, and everyday life. Those who have sustained a serious and permanent brain injury may be out of work for a lifetime, may have a difficult time facing everyday tasks, and may have trouble with their emotions and relationships. This type of injury can literally affect every facet of a person’s life. Many brain injuries are in fact avoidable. There are many things that you can do to help prevent this type of injury from occurring to you:
1) Buckle up. Miami car accidents are among the top causes of Miami brain injuries. Simply buckling your seat belt every time you get in the car can dramatically reduce your risk of serious injuries in a car accident. Your seatbelt keeps you from being thrown out of the vehicle or from being tossed around inside the vehicle, two common reasons for brain injuries and head injuries in a car accident.
2) When playing sports and exercising, protect your head. Whether you are skiing, bicycling, playing contact sports, or taking part in other higher risk activities, wearing a helmet and other safety gear can help protect your head. Studies have shown that in Miami bicycle accidents, for example, helmet use is one of the most vital factors for victims wishing to prevent head injuries. Helmets cushion your head against impact, helping you to avoid debilitating and even fatal injuries. Choose a helmet that you like and are willing to wear all the time. Make sure that you strap it correctly and that it fits correctly every time. If you have been in a Miami motorcycle accident or sports accident with your helmet, replace your helmet, even if it looks fine. Its ability to protect you may be compromised.
3) Know your risks. Consider your life and consider where you are most likely to sustain a head injury. If you are on the road often, Miami car accidents may be your biggest risk. If you routinely engage in high risk sports, that may be your biggest risk. Determining where you are most likely to be injured and taking active steps to prevent serious head injury is a smart move.
4) Don’t take symptoms lightly. If you have sustained what seems like a mild head injury and experience any sort of symptoms, including dizziness, headaches, vision problems, or other problems, visit an emergency room or doctor immediately. In fact, every time there is a significant impact with your head you will want to get it checked out by a medical professional. Many Miami brain injury patients initially experience few or no symptoms, even with a serious head injury. Unfortunately, without treatment, these injuries can become permanent or even life-threatening. Even if you do not sustain a brain injury, head injuries can result in eye damage, including retinal damage. Getting checked out by a medical professional is the smartest move you can make.
5) Wear smart shoes. Miami slip and fall accidents are among the most common causes for brain injuries. Wearing sensible shoes and carrying a cane or walker if you are an elderly person with mobility issues can help prevent a serious injury, broken bones, head injuries, and other types of injuries.
If you have sustained a brain injury, you need an aggressive and experienced attorney to ensure that you are not paying for lost income, medical expenses, home care, and other related expenses out-of-pocket. If you have sustained a brain injury in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss your case. Your case may be worth more than you realize. The compassionate and experienced legal team at the Flaxman Law Group can help you understand your options and your rights so that you can make an informed decision in your case.