If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you know that this type of injury is unlike any other. The outlook can be very bleak, with a looming threat of slow cognitive and neuropsychiatric decline. Even when not fatal, a loved one’s brain injury can cause a tremendous sense of loss.
A brain injury prognosis presents unique and difficult problems for victims. If a brain injury has affected your family, you will need a great deal of support. The thought of long-term care needs might overwhelm you and you may be wondering how to replace a lost income. When an unexpected diagnosis forces a new way of life on you, it can be downright scary.
If another party was responsible for the brain injury, you may be eligible for compensation. While money cannot restore health, it can certainly alleviate many of the stressors that accompany a serious injury.
You owe it to your family to investigate your legal rights thoroughly. At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we do everything we can to help victims and their families receive the compensation they need to live the fullest lives possible after a severe injury. Call 800-747-3733 today for a free evaluation of your case with a brain injury lawyer in Boynton Beach.
What Is a Brain Injury?
Brain injuries are a major cause of death and disability in the United States. They happen when the brain jolts the inside of the cranium. This forceful contact can result from motor vehicle accidents, defective product mishaps, child abuse, medical negligence, or workplace injuries. A brain injury does not necessarily require direct impact to the head. Whiplash, for example, can cause brain injury.
Participation in contact sports can also lead to brain injuries. A 2017 study of the brains of football players indicates an overwhelming majority of players suffer from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). At least one study, also conducted in 2017, has linked repetitive head impacts to CTE in soccer players. Boxing, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, and softball also pose risks of head trauma or repetitive concussive injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury in any of the following scenarios, you may be eligible for compensation:
- A truck, motorcycle, or car accident;
- Participation in youth, high school, collegiate, semi-professional, or professional athletics;
- An accident that occurred due to a defective product;
- A slip and fall accident;
- Hazardous occupational conditions; or
- Medical negligence.
If you are suffering from a brain injury that someone else’s negligence or recklessness may have caused, call us today to discuss your claim. You may be eligible for compensation and it costs you nothing for our team to evaluate your case.
What Kinds of Complications Am I Facing After a Brain Injury?
Brain injuries often carry an increased risk of dementia, amyotrophic lateralizing sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological problems. After significant brain trauma, many victims also face mental health disturbances, such as major depressive disorder, bipolar affective disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, and avoidant personality disorder.
If you suffered a concussion, or a more mild brain injury, you may experience any or all of the following:
- Memory problems;
- Fuzzy or muddled thinking;
- An inability to concentrate;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Chronic headaches;
- Changes in appetite;
- Anxiety or nervousness;
- Vision problems;
- Uncharacteristic emotional outbursts;
- Increased sensitivity to noise;
- Insomnia or disrupted sleep patterns;
- Vertigo; or
- Problems with your motor skills and coordination.
Whether you suffered severe brain trauma or a concussion, the treatment for this type of injury can be very expensive. Brain injury victims often need to spend a significant time at home to recover and may even be unable to return to work. After suffering such significant losses, you deserve financial compensation from the person who caused your injury.
What Compensation Is Available for Brain Injury Victims?
The compensation you and your family may be eligible for will depend on the facts of your particular situation. In general, if another party’s negligence caused your injuries, you can receive compensation for:
- Initial hospitalization expenses;
- Follow-up care, including medical treatments, psychiatric care, and pain management;
- Rehabilitation costs;
- Vocational or occupational therapy;
- Lost income and diminished earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering;
- Costs of household work that the injured person can no longer perform;
- Home alterations to accommodate a disability;
- Wrongful death damages for a fatal injury; and
- Compensation for a spouse or child’s loss of relationship with the injured person.
How Do I Get Compensation?
In order to get the compensation you deserve, we will need to file a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. That means first identifying who caused your accident.
We will look at the details of how your brain injury occurred to determine who was at fault. We may examine photo evidence of the accident scene, surveillance video footage, a police report, and eyewitness testimony to understand what occurred. Once we know who caused your accident, we will file a claim for compensation.
An insurance company will do its best to deny responsibility for the accident or minimize the extent of your injuries. We will back up the validity of your claim using your medical bills, receipts, records, medical test results, and the testimony of medical experts.
We will negotiate directly with the insurance company until they agree to offer you a fair settlement. If necessary, we can file suit in court to get you the money you deserve.
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, We Have Expertise You Can Count On.
Proving what caused your brain injury can be very complicated. You need an attorney who understands the complexity of the brain and knows how to back up your claim with hard evidence. If someone else was at fault for your injuries, the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help.
We have the resources required to stay abreast of evolving research and investigate your brain injury and its underlying cause thoroughly. Our legal team has experience in diagnostic technology and a zeal for dealing with stubborn insurance companies. To get started on your claim, call 800-747-3733 today.