Traumatic brain injuries can change your life forever. In an instant, an auto accident, a random gunshot, a slip or fall, or another person’s momentary lapse in judgment can cause an irreparable trauma. This type of injury can severely impact victims’ lives and may even cause accidental death.
Victims of brain injuries throughout Florida must grapple with medical bills, time away from work, and the challenges of recovery. For those who suffer permanent injuries, the prospect of returning to their former lives is bleak.
The attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help you obtain compensation after a serious brain injury. We will take on the challenge of your case and negotiate a settlement using our legal expertise and resources. Let us fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call 800-747-3733 today to schedule a free case analysis with a brain injury lawyer in Cape Coral.
Why are the effects of a brain injury so devastating?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a blow to the head, severe jolt, or penetrating object disrupts the function of the brain. Some medical conditions can also cause brain injuries, including stroke, aneurysm, oxygen deprivation, or drug overdose.
This type of injury has devastating effects. Your brain, together with the rest of your central nervous system, coordinates your every movement, thought, and word. When you suffer a TBI, you risk losing your cognitive abilities, physical abilities, or both.
Common complications of TBI include behavioral and emotional challenges, memory loss, inability to concentrate, and poor judgment. Many TBI patients have seizures, headaches, balance issues, muscle spasms, and extreme fatigue. Others experience profound personality changes or emotional issues like depression, anxiety, or lack of impulse control.
Patients with brain injuries may lose their ability to hold a job, socialize, or maintain relationships with others.
Unlike most physical injuries, TBIs do not heal. Most brain injuries are permanent and untreatable.
If you or a loved one is facing these severe consequences after a brain injury, contact our office today. We will help you build a solid claim to hold the responsible party liable for your damages.
Can I seek compensation for a brain injury?
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury as the result of someone else’s actions, you can pursue compensation for the injury.
The medical costs for treating a head injury can easily add up to millions of dollars. If you require further treatment or long-term care, the costs will continue to mount, especially if you cannot work.
Some of the most common cases of TBI we see in our practice include the following situations.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
If the crash occurred because of someone’s negligent behavior, you can hold them responsible for your damages. Examples of negligent driving behavior can include driving while intoxicated, texting while driving, behaving recklessly behind the wheel, or ignoring traffic signals and signs.
Assaults or Domestic Violence
You may have a claim if you suffered a brain injury after an assault. This can include child abuse or elder abuse.
Slip and Fall Accidents
If a property owner failed to maintain safe conditions and you fell as a result, they may be liable for your TBI.
Medical Malpractice Cases
Doctors can be liable for a TBI if they ignored reasonable standards of medical care during a patient’s treatment. This can occur in instances where a medical practitioner made diagnostic mistakes, treatment errors, or failed to administer appropriate medical care.
We can file a claim for compensation for brain injuries that occur for any number of other reasons. If you are unsure if your case warrants a claim, contact us today. We will look into the details of your accident to determine if you can collect compensation for your injury.
How do I prove negligence for a traumatic brain injury?
- The person or business responsible for your injury owed you a duty of care;
- The responsible party somehow breached their duty;
- This breach caused your accident; and
- Your TBI resulted in provable monetary damages.
For example, if you suffered a TBI in a slip a fall case, we would first establish that the property owner involved had a duty to provide a generally safe environment for visitors. Then, we would show the owner knew or should have known about the hazard that caused your injury. If they failed to fix that hazard or warn you of its presence, they breached their duty of care. Finally, we would provide evidence that your TBI occurred because of this hazard and show how much that injury cost you in damages.
In some cases, we can easily prove negligence in a brain injury claim. In other cases, however, we turn to special investigators, medical experts, and other resources to prove your case.
How much is my case worth?
Determining the value of any injury case requires gathering extensive information and performing complex calculations. Depending on the specifics of your accident, you may be able to recover:
- Current medical bills and care costs;
- Future medical bills and care costs;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of future income potential;
- Pain and suffering compensation; and
- Compensation for any lost quality of life.
Your family members may also have valid claims related to this type of injury. For example, a spouse may have a legal claim for loss of consortium or loss of financial support after their husband or wife suffers a brain injury.
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we can help you get compensation after a brain injury.
The attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine work diligently on your behalf to protect your legal rights and secure the compensation you need to deal with the effects of your injury. We offer a complimentary consultation and case review for injury victims or their families. Contact us today 800-747-3733 to speak to a Cape Coral brain injury lawyer.