Miami Brain Injury Attorney

Brain Injury Lawyers in Miami

Your brain — your body’s central computer — is indispensable to your ability to work, play, and even eat and breathe. Its importance is highlighted by its location within your cranium, surrounded by the protective bone of your skull. Here, your brain is cushioned against blows and protected against trauma that could interfere with its functioning.

Despite this protection, though, head and brain injuries do occur. The Brain Trauma Foundation estimates that as many as 2.5 million Americans suffer a brain injury every year. 

While some of these victims suffer mild injury and do not require long-term treatment and intervention, others are not so fortunate. Some individuals live with the side effects and consequences of their brain injuries for the remainder of their lives.

If you sustained an injury or a blow to the head, there is a chance your brain may also have sustained trauma. If this turns out to be the case, know that you may have legal rights to compensation if another’s careless deeds led to your injury.

Ratzan Weissman & Boldt are brain injury lawyers helping clients in Miami and across the country receive compensation for the effects of their brain trauma injuries. We can help you and your loved ones as well. Contact us today to learn more.

Top Three Causes of Brain Injuries in Miami

Car Crashes and Truck Accidents

It is not known how many motor vehicle accidents happen every day in the United States, but the link between car crashes and brain injuries is well known. Hitting your head on a part of the steering column or suffering from whiplash in a crash can lead to unseen brain trauma.

Slips and Falls

Wet store floors and public walking surfaces covered with ice are just two of the many hazards you can encounter while out and about that can lead to a fall. Striking your head on the ground causes trauma to your brain as well as skull fractures that weaken the protective bone shield that surrounds your brain.

Criminal Acts

Assault, battery, or other violence committed against you by someone else can be the cause of a brain injury if you are struck in the head during the altercation. If the attack occurred while on private property, the property owner may have breached a legal obligation to take steps to keep you safe.

When negligence is the cause of your brain injury, you may have the right to file a claim and seek compensation for your financial and other losses. Your traumatic brain injury attorney can review the details of your accident and injury and advise you of the full scope of compensation you might receive through a lawsuit.

What Our Clients Say

Mr. Ratzan took on my case and helped me finalize a fair amount of compensation for me and my girls. I can’t thank him enough. He and his firm fought relentlessly to obtain a successful result and they really care about their clients. I was extremely satisfied with his representation for my case. RWB Client
At one of the most uncertain times in our lives, we reached out to Ratzan law firm. They helped us uncover the truth and fought for our son so that he could get the care he needed due to medical negligence. Ratzan and Weissman were responsive and attentive to our case and working with them, on behalf of our son, was positive and rewarding. RWB Client
I am a witness that they did the impossible to search every detail, every piece of evidence in our case, and we truly felt like it was a great blessing to have them as our lawyers and know that they were fighting for our case. RWB Client
What I liked most was the way in which Stuart embraced us, the way in which he made us feel welcomed and that we were the only clients he had. You just got that feeling, you came to the office or you called him he was never too busy, he was never not available. Every single question he would ask you for your decision, he would want to clarify things, he was constantly back and forth telling you what the next steps were-totally transparent, there was not one decision he made without asking for your opinion. RWB Client
The first takeaway for me was Stuart's need to understand who we were and what my family was about. He actually came to the island [my home] for about three days to visit to get to know who my Son's friends were. He met his Godmother, he went to my Son's school, and we went to the cemetery to see the grave. To me, that was unbelievable, that an attorney would want to be part of who we were to really understand who it was that he was fighting for. RWB Client
What I liked most about working with the law firm of Stuart Ratzan was his professionalism and his working team, excellent people as the human beings they are. I saw the human being in him, not just as a lawyer, but as a human being who felt the pain that I was experiencing at that time. It is one of those things that most impacted my life and for that, I am very grateful. RWB Client
During the worst time in my life, and after losing my son, the Ratzan team embraced me and my family. They actually became my family. I received excellent, professional and warm support from them to which I am very grateful. RWB Client
Mr. Ratzan and everyone his firm were kind and understanding about what I was going through. They held my hand through the whole process and really made everything as easy as possible. Stuart Ratzan did not just represent me, he defended me and not just the case. RWB Client
He made me feel that he really cared about me as a person and understood what I went through. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that Stuart Ratzan and his firm gave their all to obtain fair compensation for me. I believe they are the best at what they do. RWB Client
I, and my whole family, feel that we are blessed that RWB represented us during the most tragic time of our lives. They helped facilitate the legal process in a very professional manner. I always felt their support and protection. I have no words as to how satisfied I am not only with their legal services but also with the case results.

Yo, y toda mi familia, nos senitmos muy benedicidos que ésta firma de RWB nos representaron en un tiempo muy trájico en mi vida. Ellos me ayudaron con el proceso legal muy profesionalmente y muy humanamente. Siempre sentí que ellos me apollaban y me protegían y yo quedé muy satisfecho con los servicios legales y los resultados de mi caso.
RWB Client
What I learned from the case over the period of about 2-3 years that it took, when I felt sometimes that I just wanted to give up and forget about it- there were too many things, what I came to learn is that the process and the extent of the investigations, the research that was done, the experts that were brought in, it gave me a full sense of what really happened with my Son that night. That brings me a lot of comfort, that I got to know exactly what happened and we got justice. RWB Client
During one of the most difficult times in my life, I was fortunate to have found the right attorney to represent me in a negligent automobile accident. Stuart is a kind, patient man, a great listener, and very talented lawyer. He handled my case with the same care and concern like he would if I was a friend. RWB Client
They gave us an explanation and they were very respectful in the way that they treated the manner that I had lost my son and my wife was in very delicate health conditions. They were very respectful in touching on every topic regarding my family, and also the empathy that they had with our case, that I know them and their team of lawyers and their assistants, and they always showed us love, that understanding towards us and our family. RWB Client
They are very professional and kept me informed during the entire process. Mr. Ratzan fought to get us justice and fair compensation for my daughter’s case. I was very pleased and happy with the results. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for representation, and I am grateful that he handled my case. RWB Client
One of the main takeaways from the experience I had from the law firm of Stuart Ratzan, one was his professionalism, and the other part was knowing that it was a difficult case [that] they always did their best to make sure that this case was resolved. They were always very clear about any questions our family had regarding the case. RWB Client
Stuart and his firm, and I'm adding his firm - not just Stuart - every single member of his staff treated me and my family, or whoever talked to him on my behalf as if they were just...family. Every single member of his staff - and that has gone on, it didn't just end when the case ended, it still continues, our relationship with the firm. RWB Client
I felt that the law firm of Stuart Ratzan, that they were investing their time in my case because, even though it was quite a complex case, very difficult, and we were battling with very powerful and large companies, they dedicated their time and resources to look for even the smallest detail. They put all their efforts, all their experience as lawyers, to find a way out, to find a way towards justice in our case. RWB Client
Ratzan and his firm are patient and explain the process to you as you go along. When I didn’t have a ride to get to the office, they had a driver pick me up. It was so comforting to know that they were taking care of me, taking the burden off my shoulders. RWB Client
I remember the deposition [where] one of the [defense] lawyers asked me "how much money would satisfy you"? This is really not about money and it wasn't about money for Stuart, I realized that - it was really about justice. This is what the trial afforded us - going through the process and getting justice. RWB Client
I feel very fortunate that my family was able to work with Ratzan Weissman & Boldt as our attorneys during our family’s case. Throughout our case they treated our family with sensitivity, respect and kindness. Going through a malpractice lawsuit can be very emotional on a family, and they always understood and supported us. We never questioned any of the process because we knew they had our family’s very best interest at heart and wanted justice for our son. RWB Client
Q: How was the hiring process? A: It was very easy, we had a meeting and since that first meeting he [Stuart] was very accessible, and I had no doubt I was in the right hands, and in the case of my family, I had no doubt about it from the first meeting I had with him. RWB Client
Working with the Stuart Ratzan team, we felt...my wife and I, we were living through a hard time, a dark time in our lives for us, working with the law firm was very...hopeful, and we had faith that our case was going to be solved, that justice was going to be done and we felt very protected, we felt that we were in good hands. RWB Client
One of the things that most impacted me in working with the law firm of Stuart Ratzan was his empathy with my case. I know that as lawyers, they have to understand our case, but it was something very special because they lived through that stage of mine, that process and they were very respectful to me in that stage of pain and everything I was living through, and I could see his human side as a lawyer and as a law firm that they are. RWB Client
From my first phone call to that office up until the end of my case, I felt lucky to have such a strong team on my side fighting for justice for me. They truly cared about me as a person. They treated me like family. RWB Client
I felt that emotional support. I felt like they were saying "Don't worry, we are going to fight, we are going to protect you, we are going to get justice for you". All the emotional part, I felt it, I felt it was very, very humane. RWB Client
Ratzan and his firm are patient and explain the process to you as you go along. When I didn’t have a ride to get to the office, they had a driver pick me up. It was so comforting to know that they were taking care of me, taking the burden off my shoulders. RWB Client
I was extremely satisfied with the offices of RWB. They obtained a successful recovery for my accident. I felt they cared about me and really wanted to help me. They fought for justice to be fair compensation for the negligence I experienced.

Yo quedé muy satisfecho con la representación del bufete de Ratzan. Ellos adquieron un buen resultado para Mi accidente. Yo me sentí que ellos realmente querián aydarme a recibir un monto justo para el Los daños que me occurrieron.
RWB Client
This healing atmosphere around their office was such an important factor to me because it gave me comfort and confidence in my case, that I was in the right hands. He [Stuart] resolved my case for a fair and just amount that I was very satisfied with. Stuart and his whole firm will always be dear to me. They were the bright light in this entire process. I know I had the best experience possible. RWB Client
As a result of the efforts made by the law firm, it was possible for us to close that chapter in life. It was possible because of all that work that we were able to come to an agreement of a trial and the case was closed, and we received closure on that very sad stage of our life. RWB Client
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FAQs

What Does the Term “Brain Injury” Mean?

“Brain injury” is a non-specific, non-medical term used to describe any trauma sustained by your body’s second-largest solid internal organ: your brain. 

Because your brain is protected within your skull, most trauma comes from damage to the skull, neck, or spinal cord. Events like a blow to the head, whiplash from a car accident, or any injury that penetrates the skull are all examples of brain injuries.

Do All Brain Injuries Result in Severe Harm and Impairment?

Most accidents that cause damage to the brain have the potential to leave severe, life-altering consequences. Not all of them do, however. 

One of the best ways to minimize the chances of developing severe complications from your brain injury is to treat every such injury as a serious event and get medical care as soon as possible. You should also keep all subsequent follow-up visits and comply with your doctor’s orders.

If you do require ongoing or lifelong care after a brain injury, your Miami brain injury lawyer can pursue compensation for you to address this anticipated future need.

What Should You Do If You Suspect a Brain Injury?

If you hit your head, lose consciousness, or develop signs like a headache, blurred vision, or dizziness following any personal injury accident, get medical help as soon as you can. 

If you are having trouble seeing or walking, have someone drive you or call for an ambulance. The first step, therefore, after any suspected brain injury should be to look after your health.

After this, continue to follow your doctor’s directions and speak to a Miami head injury attorney swiftly. There might be important evidence that could support a brain injury lawsuit, and it can be lost forever if you don’t take prompt and effective steps to obtain it. Some of these steps are accomplished much more easily with an attorney’s help.

How Quickly Must I Decide to File a Brain Injury Lawsuit?

If your brain injury case is filed anywhere in the state of Florida, it must be done within four years of the date your injury occurred — that is Florida’s statute of limitations. If you are filing your case in another state, a different statute of limitations may apply. 

These deadlines are usually strictly enforced by the courts, so it is crucial that you consult with legal counsel quickly so as not to run afoul of these time limitations. Trust an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer to make sure your case is timely filed.

Take Action by Speaking with Ratzan Weissman & Boldt After a Brain Injury Accident

Take Action by Speaking with Ratzan Weissman & Boldt After a Brain Injury Accident

If you hit your head, suffer trauma, or have an object penetrate your skull, contact the Miami brain injury lawyers at Ratzan Weissman & Boldt. Our attorneys know Florida’s personal injury laws intimately and are not afraid to use their range of skills to help you get the compensation you need quickly. 

We work with insurance companies, other businesses, individuals, and collectives to get our clients the recovery and compensation they require. Our goal is to help our clients move forward from their brain injury accidents confident that they can meet the challenges that lie ahead.

Whether your injury occurred in Miami or you need help elsewhere in the United States, Contact Ratzman Weissman & Boldt today to schedule your free consultation.

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