Severe brain injuries require weeks or even months of intense treatment and rehabilitation and may cost over $100,000 before you ever leave inpatient care. Once at home, outpatient therapies continue. Home health care providers as well as family members serve as caregivers, sometimes around the clock.
The bills for your treatment begin to come in, and it is harder to pay for normal expenses because of your lost income. You need to know there is relief available and that you can hold the party responsible for your injuries liable for the physical, emotional, and financial damages they caused.
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we handle all types of personal injury claims. We understand the stress and worry that comes with a brain injury and can help you file a claim against the at-fault party to collect the compensation you need to cover all of your accident-related costs. You can schedule a complimentary consultation with a brain injury lawyer in Boca Raton by calling us today at 800-747-3733.
Did Negligence Cause My Brain Injury?
We cannot offer advice about your case without knowing the specific details, but we do often find another party is legally liable for these injuries. Most brain injuries would not occur if everyone involved had followed the rules and regulations and acted in a careful manner. When one person acts carelessly or recklessly, it can harm others. This constitutes negligence and it is a common cause of brain injuries.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collects statistics on how brain injuries occur. You may recognize how many of these accidents could stem from another person’s careless behavior. In 2013, the CDC found falls were the top cause of brain injuries in the United States. Car accidents and other motor vehicle crashes were also top causes. Other frequent causes included boating accidents, assault and other violent acts, medical malpractice, defective products, and sports accidents.
If your injury occurred in any of the incidents we mentioned, someone else may be at fault. We will investigate your case. If we find that another person’s careless or reckless actions led to your injuries, we can hold them responsible. Let us get started on your insurance claim today.
How Much Money Could I Get for My Brain Injury Claim?
It is impossible to know how much your brain injury case might be worth until we reach a settlement with the insurance company or a judge hands down a decision about your award. However, before we can pursue either of these options we need to get a better idea of what a fair settlement would look like in your case. Through this process, we can help you understand more about how much you can expect to collect.
There are many factors that play into how much you might receive in an insurance settlement based on your brain injury. The severity of your injury and the treatment it requires is a huge part understanding your accident-related losses. Some victims spend one night in the hospital and miss a few days of work. Others spend a week or more in the hospital and endure intensive inpatient rehabilitation. Naturally, the second accident victim’s care costs would quickly eclipse the expense of the first.
In the most serious injuries, accident victims who suffer brain injuries need help even after they return home. They may not be able to care for themselves, ambulate independently, or handle other activities of daily living. Brain injuries take time to heal, so many people do eventually regain these skills. Others, however, continue to require in-home nursing care and other assistance.
Most people who suffer a traumatic brain injury cannot return to their job right away. When the injury is moderate to severe, it may take months to recover enough to return to work even in a limited capacity. Many with severe traumatic brain injuries never return to their previous career.
We look at all these factors when determining a fair settlement value in your case. We can examine bills and receipts and even use our vast network to find experts to provide us with cost information on your ongoing and future care needs. We also use our experience with similar cases to help us put a realistic cost on your pain and suffering losses. Only once we take a look at the full extent of your damages can we know how much to demand from the insurance company.
How Do I Pursue a Brain Injury Claim?
Because brain injury claims are complex, the best way to get the compensation you need is to call our knowledgeable and skilled lawyers. We will take the time to understand how you sustained the brain injury, the names of anyone else involved, and the specifics of your treatment and prognosis.
Once we learn this information and apply the appropriate laws, we can work to identify any liable parties and explain your options for compensation. Usually, we will file an insurance claim based on the at-fault party’s liability policy. Through this claim, we can typically negotiate a settlement to recover compensation for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Only occasionally do we need to litigate these cases, taking them to court and letting a judge award the money due to you.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Handle My Claim?
You need to focus on your physical and cognitive recovery. When you have us managing your case, you do not need to worry about your financial future or how to navigate the complicated claims process. In most cases, we can recover a much larger settlement than you could on your own. With our help, you do not have to dedicate your time to fighting the insurance company.
We also have access to resources you may not. We have a vast network of professionals and a legal team that covers almost all of South Florida. We can quickly collect all available evidence to prove the other party acted negligently. We can also document the full range of your accident-related expenses and damages. Our trained negotiators can aggressively pursue the maximum amount of compensation available to you. As we do this, you can spend time with your family and work toward a full recovery.
How Can I Contact a Lawyer at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine?
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, our brain injury lawyers understand your family needs compensation to help you pay for your treatment, ongoing care, and other expenses. We can help you throughout the claims process by collecting the evidence necessary to prove your case and negotiating a fair settlement. Call us today at 800-747-3733 to get started.