Traumatic Brain Injuries and Proper Long-Term Care

Fort Lauderdale and Weston, Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys

One of the most common injuries sustained in automobile, truck, and motorcycle accidents is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). They are very debilitating and often have long-term effects that cannot possibly be estimated at the initial diagnosis because there are many cases where full recovery is never achieved.

According to the Mayo Clinic:

A traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object that goes through brain tissue, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, also can cause traumatic brain injury.

Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. More-serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain. These injuries can result in long-term complications or death.

Signs and Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

One of the worst things a vehicle crash victim can do is neglect medical treatment. Internal injuries can worsen and lead to serious complications or death. A physician can diagnose many problems during a thorough examination.

After any physical trauma, a person suffering from unusual headaches, blurred vision, slurred speech, dizziness, confusion, nausea, trouble with concentration, may be suffering from a traumatic brain injury. This is not a definitive list of symptoms, there are others which is why a professional medical exam and diagnosis is mandatory.

Long Term Care

Some victims rush to settle with an insurance company after suffering from head trauma injuries and that is often a poor course of action. Because treatments can be necessary for several months or even ears it’s best to be careful and methodical about assessing possible long-term medical care.

Neurologists are the physicians to properly treat traumatic brain injuries and it’s important to also find a hospital that specializes in rehabilitation after serious trauma. Click here to see a guide to the Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation.

Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys

The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has been helping victims of serious injuries since 1992 and we are available every day to speak with you about protecting your rights to compensation for injuries, pain & suffering, lost time from work, and property damage. Call us at 954-356-0006 to set up a free consultation.



Uber and Lyft Driver Screening and Supervision – Is it Sufficient for Adequate Safety?

Rideshare Accident Attorneys Lazarus and Lazarus

Fort Lauderdale and Weston, Florida

When you fly on any commercial flight you know the pilot has been trained and tested. They are regularly given drug tests, physical exams, and they must undergo constant and regular training to make sure their skills and knowledge are up-to-date.

What About Ride-Share Drivers?

According to the Uber website: Most people can drive with Uber. The requirements vary by city, but there are a few minimum requirements: Meet the minimum age requirement and be legally allowed to drive in your country.


Driver screening
After signing up, take a few minutes to complete a screening online. It’ll review your driving record and criminal history.

Specific information about how ride-share drivers are  screened, tested, and supervised is hard to find.

We know this: An Uber passenger paralyzed in a crash last year is suing the company hoping, he says, his experience leads to more oversight of ride-hailing companies.

He’s now suing Uber for $63 million, asserting the company doesn’t appropriately screen or supervise drivers.

Also this:

According to Uber, the company completes 14 million trips each day worldwide. The platform sees, on average, 91 million monthly active users and 3.9 million drivers.

In Florida, Uber estimates its impact on the state’s gross domestic product at about $1 billion, with a net impact on the state economy of $69 million.

What happens when someone is involved in an accident as a customer of Uber or Lyft? It can be confusing as to who is at fault. Who will pay the medical bills? Will there be money available for long-term care? What about lost wages from work?

All these questions and more are common after someone is injured in an accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle. We’re here with answers if you call 954-356-0006