There are laws in place that allow you to hold careless or reckless people responsible for the injuries and financial damage they cause to you and your family. When it comes to brain injuries, the attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help you hold the at-fault party or parties liable. We can file a claim for compensation, collecting money to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, ongoing care, and other damages.
Our South Florida brain injury attorneys have the experience and resources you need to get the maximum payout you deserve. Call our office today at 800-747-3733 to schedule a free case review with a brain injury lawyer in Davie.
What is negligence and how can it cause a brain injury?
Almost all brain injuries are preventable. Many of them only happen because someone acts carelessly or recklessly. When this behavior leads to an accident and injuries, this is negligence.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) track the most common causes of brain injuries nationwide. In 2013, the top causes included:
- Falls, often from a great height that causes the head to impact the ground or another object;
- Car accidents, truck wrecks, motorcycle crashes, and similar incidents;
- Boating accidents that occur in open water, a lake, or other area;
- Gunshot wounds, assault, and abuse, including domestic abuse and child abuse;
- Medical malpractice, including birth injuries;
- Defective product injuries, often from faulty auto parts that cause car accidents; and
- Sports accidents, particularly those involving diving or swimming.
If you believe another person’s negligence led to your accident and brain injury, we can help you understand your legal options for compensation. You may be eligible to collect money to cover your physical, emotional, and financial accident-related damages.
How can I get money to cover my brain injury treatment and other expenses?
When you or a family member suffers a brain injury, the future can seem uncertain and even foreboding. After weeks or months of inpatient care and rehabilitation, you may face permanent impairments and lost abilities. Some people require ongoing care, including high level in-home nursing care. The cost of this care only continues to pile up, putting additional stress on you and your family. If your injuries occurred in a negligence-related accident, we can help you recover compensation to cover these extensive costs.
Since there are many ways negligence causes brain injuries, there are also a number of ways to pursue this type of claim. When we discuss your accident and injuries, we can help you understand the specific laws that pertain to your case. This is one reason why you need a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer on your side. We have the experience and resources to pursue any type of brain injury claim, from car and truck accidents to medical malpractice cases.
After we understand how your injuries occurred, we can investigate the incident to identify the liable party and collect evidence to prove their negligence. We have a network of expert witnesses and accident reconstruction experts we can call on to help us build a strong case.
In most cases, we can file a third-party liability insurance claim based on the at-fault party’s auto, homeowner’s, or business insurance. Then, we negotiate a fair settlement from the insurance company based on your actual losses. Occasionally, we may need to file a civil lawsuit to get the compensation you deserve.
How do I know how much compensation I need to cover my damages?
When we file an insurance claim for your brain injury damages, we also send a demand letter requesting a specific payout based on your actual physical, emotional, and financial losses. The requested payout is unlikely to be the final amount of your settlement, since this typically kicks off negotiations with the insurance company. The process we use to calculate the amount in the demand letter can help you understand how much compensation you need to cover your damage, though.
To calculate your damages, we use your actual financial expenses and losses, testimony from expert witnesses, and the payout amounts of similar cases our firm has handled to put an estimated value on your case. We collect your accident-related bills and receipts, pay stubs and other employment documentation, information about your future care needs and ongoing care costs, and any information that helps us understand the impact of your injuries on your abilities and lifestyle. Then, our legal team researches similar cases and puts a value on your non-economic losses.
It is paramount that you understand the full value of your claim before you attempt to negotiate a settlement with an insurance company. This is one reason we recommend you never attempt to handle any personal injury claim on your own. Without the resources and skill of an experienced lawyer, you will not be able to see the true potential value of your case. We can help you understand how much money you need to pay for your medical bills and future care.
Once we have this total, we can aggressively negotiate with the insurance company and argue for a fair settlement by presenting the evidence of your full range of losses. This is the best way to get the maximum payout available from your claim.
How can I talk about my case with a Davie brain injury attorney for free?
The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine has the experience and resources to handle any brain injury claim, regardless of its complexity or the mechanism of injury. Our attorneys are passionate about providing caring support and recovering the maximum compensation possible for each family we represent.
We can usually recover the money our clients deserve with a thorough investigation and vigorous negotiation with the insurance company. Call our South Florida office at 800-747-3733 today to schedule a complimentary case evaluation with a brain injury lawyer in Davie.