Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) of any severity can be painful, and recovery might take years. In severe cases, brain injuries permanently affect a person.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s carelessness, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can fight for compensation on your behalf. A Cape Coral personal injury lawyer from our firm can coordinate your insurance claim or lawsuit while you focus on your recovery.
The potential value of your case
A big question for many accident victims is how much their case may be worth. Your traumatic brain injury case’s total value is computed based on several factors. Three primary factors include:
- Liability: The person or people responsible for your injury.
- Damages: The sum of money awarded as compensation for your injury.
- Insurance: Insurance is often involved in personal injury cases, especially if the liable party holds a policy.
A Cape Coral traumatic brain injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you calculate your claim’s actual value.
Factors to consider regarding case value
The following factors may affect the value of a case:
- The seriousness of the injury
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- The extent of the trauma, pain, and suffering
- If the at-fault party was entirely responsible for the incident
These factors and more will play a role in what your case may be worth. Even if you think your case is small or too complicated, contact your team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. It doesn’t hurt to check and see if you have a potentially viable case.
Potential damages in a traumatic brain injury case
A traumatic brain injury may negatively affect many aspects of your everyday life. Your settlement or court award may provide compensation for:
- Medical care: You shouldn’t have to worry about the mounting medical bills related to your accident. All medical care related to your accident, equipment, prescriptions, physical therapy, and future medical care may be included in your compensation.
- Lost income: If you missed work due to your injuries, you might be out a lot of money. This not only affects you, but it can affect the health and well-being of your family. You may also never achieve what you would have in your career if it weren’t for the accident. There are instances where potential earnings can be calculated into your settlement.
- Property damage: Your body may not be the only thing damaged in the accident. Expensive items like your vehicle, phone, laptop, or other costly items may have been broken, too. Your settlement may include your property damage as well.
- Pain and suffering: You may be eligible for pain and suffering compensation in your settlement. When you experience physical and mental pain, we can help you calculate an amount to include in your claim. Loss of enjoyment, trauma, and mental anguish might also affect your daily life after the injury and be added to your claim.
- Loss of consortium: In some instances, loss of consortium is warranted. Money for loss of consortium may be included when the accident has impacted the relationship with your spouse or child.
Traumatic brain injury cases
Traumatic brain injuries are often the result of car accidents, slip and falls, and other kinds of unexpected accidents. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you with a liability-based insurance claim following these types of personal injury accidents. We can also help you file a workers’ compensation claim if you sustained a traumatic brain injury at work.
How a traumatic brain injury can affect you
The brain plays a pivotal role in our everyday lives, including cognitive functions and mobility. Depending on where and how the brain was injured, a person with a traumatic brain injury may be affected for their entire lives.
Some victims may not be able to process information or work as they did before the accident. In some cases, permanent disability or death resulting from the injury. No amount of compensation can make an act of negligence justified. However, financial support can help to alleviate financial stress.
Traumatic brain injury severity and treatment
Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a traumatic brain injury is often induced by a blow to the head that upsets the brain’s regular function. Of course, not every blow to the skull results in a traumatic brain injury. Many traumatic brain injuries are mild and are ordinarily known as “concussions.”
A minor traumatic brain injury may include a slight shift in mental state or consciousness. In contrast, a severe traumatic brain injury may include an enduring period of unconsciousness with possible memory impairment or permanent symptoms after the injury.
No matter how severe your traumatic brain injury symptoms are, make sure to see a doctor for a thorough medical evaluation after your accident.
Florida’s statute of limitations
Each state sets a time limit on filing a claim. In Florida, you typically have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit, per Florida Statute § 95.11(3)(a).
Don’t wait until the time runs out to take action on your case. Once the legal deadlines in your case pass, you may be unable to file a lawsuit against the party that injured you.
Why choose the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
After a traumatic brain injury accident, you may have a pile of medical bills, mortgage bills, electric bills, and other charges waiting to be paid but no way of paying them.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we understand that you are in a challenging situation. Allow a Cape Coral traumatic brain injury lawyer from our firm to fight for compensation on your behalf. Call us for a free case review.
We Can Help.