Representing Victims of Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Based in Fort Pierce, Florida, Bradford L. Jefferson, P.A. is an experienced attorney providing clients in Palm Beach and throughout the Treasure Coast with skilled legal representation in a range of personal injury cases involving serious injuries, including automobile accidents, premises liability matters, traumatic brain injuries, and cases of wrongful death. For information about our firm's specific areas of expertise, visit our practice areas overview. Firm principal Bradford L. Jefferson has over 35 years of experience practicing law, and takes on each new case with the expectation of taking the matter to court in order to obtain a favorable result. This approach places each of our clients in an advantageous position whether the case ends in court or in a settlement, and has earned Mr. Jefferson a reputation as a superior trial lawyer with a track record of trying over 200 cases to verdict. In recognition, Mr. Jefferson has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell's coveted "AV" peer rating, the highest possible rating an attorney can receive, indicating exceptional legal ability and the utmost ethical standards. In addition, he has also been included in Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. We utilize the latest technology to make our services as efficient as possible, and offer contingency fee arrangements, meaning we do not collect a fee unless we obtain a favorable result in your case. To find out how we can assist you with your personal injury case, contact Bradford L. Jefferson, P.A. today for free consultation.
130 South Indian River Drive, Suite 402, Renaissance
Fort Pierce FL 34950
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Bradford L. Jefferson, P.A. is a Fort Pierce, Florida personal injury lawyer dedicating a significant portion of his practice to cases involving traumatic brain injury (TBI) on behalf of clients throughout Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast. Causes TBI refers to brain damage suffered as a result of a sudden physical force, impact, or shaking. Cases involving TBI are unique from other personal injury matters because the victim is generally dealing with a serious injury that may have life-long effects. Causes of TBI include: -Falls -Car accidents -Motorcycle accidents -Cycling accidents -Gunshot wounds -Impact sports -Explosive blasts -Child abuse Symptoms Typical symptoms of TBI can include: -Some period of unconsciousness -Headache, dizziness, or confusion -Blurred vision or pupils dilated -Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) -Vomiting or nausea -Convulsions or seizures -Inability to awaken from sleep -Weakness or numbness in the extremities -Aggression or agitation -Slurred speech Complications A TBI can lead to numerous additional medical problems, ranging from minor to serious. Some potential complications include: -Coma -Seizures -Nerve damage, such as paralysis of facial muscles -Sensory problems, such as poor vision and coordination -Infections in the skull, which can spread through the nervous system -Problems with cognitive skills, such as thinking, speaking, reading, writing, and problem solving -Changes in personality, including depression, irritability, or impulsiveness -Increased risk of developing Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease later in life Treatment Although the damage caused by TBI is often irreversible, treatment may help the injured party manage their condition. Depending on the case, the victim may benefit from surgery. Additionally, medication and a variety of types of physical and speech therapy can be used to help the victim endure symptoms and recover some speech and motor functions over time. Seek Experienced Legal Counsel Since symptoms of TBI can be long-lasting and the potential exists for complications down the road, compensation must be carefully calculated so that the victim is sufficiently compensated for the full extent of his or her damages - past, present, and future. If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI and you believe the injury could have been prevented, seek advice from a personal injury attorney experienced in handling TBI cases. Contact Bradford L. Jefferson, P.A. today for a free consultation.
Bradford L. Jefferson has over 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer. Based in Fort Pierce, Florida, Mr. Jefferson handles personal injury, wrongful death, and civil litigation cases for clients in Palm Beach and throughout the Treasure Coast.
Mr. Jefferson has tried over 200 jury trials to verdict, and is a Lifetime Achievement Honoree with the St. Lucie County Bar Association. He founded the 19th Judicial Circuit Civil Trial Bar, has been a speaker before the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and has been admitted as an advocate to the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Jefferson is also a member of the American Bar Association, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and the American Association for Justice. He has received an "AV" peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys. This is the highest possible rating an attorney can receive, indicating a superior level of legal ability and the utmost ethical standards. Mr. Jefferson has also been admitted as a member of Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Mr. Jefferson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Olivet College. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School and was admitted to practice in the state of Florida in 1974.
-J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 1974
-B.A., Olivet College, 1971
-Over 200 jury trial verdicts
-Lifetime Achievement Honoree, St. Lucie County Bar Association
-Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
-Founder, 19th Judicial Circuit Civil Trial Bar
-Speaker, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
-Member, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Other Professional Memberships
-American Bar Association
-National Institute for Trial Advocacy
-American Association for Justice (formerly, Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
Wayne State University Law School
Juris Doctorate ,
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