Brain injuries are among the worst wounds you can suffer after an accident. Because your brain controls everything you do, trauma to it can have a profound impact on your ability to function. A serious brain injury can cause impaired cognitive function, changes in personality, memory loss, reduced muscle control, impaired fine motor skills, and other long-term consequences that can prevent you from working or carrying out activities of daily living.
If someone else caused or contributed to your brain injury, whether due to negligence or malfeasance, you deserve compensation from the responsible party. The attorneys from the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can fight for the money you deserve so you can focus on your recovery.
Our specialty is personal injury and we have helped many brain trauma victims win big settlements. We are ready to put our experience and resources to work on your case. Our team always fights for every dollar you deserve. Call us today at 800-747-3733 to set up a free consultation with a brain injury lawyer in Deerfield Beach.
Does It Matter How My Brain Injury Occurred?
Though brain injuries often have common characteristics, every case is different. It takes a skilled lawyer to investigate the details of your case, determine all parties who might bear responsibility, and then gather the evidence needed to win compensation from them. At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we have a strong track record of doing just that.
Here are some common types of brain injury accidents for which we have won settlements, along with the parties often responsible for each.
Slip and Fall Accidents
A 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed falls as the cause of nearly half of that year’s brain injuries. Young children and the elderly are particularly at risk for suffering head injuries in this manner.
Many slip and falls happen due to preventable hazards, such as wet floors, loose handrails, and uneven pavement. If your injury occurred on someone else’s property on which a hazard was present, then the property owner or manager could be responsible.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Another leading cause of brain injuries is motor vehicle accidents. In this case, motor vehicle could mean a traditional car, truck, or motorcycle, or it could be a recreational vehicle, such as a jet ski, dirt bike, or four-wheeler.
Motor vehicle accidents have many potentially responsible parties, including drivers, manufacturers, and those in charge of maintaining the roads. We conduct a thorough investigation into your accident to identify all responsible parties. Then, we gather evidence and pursue them for compensation.
Sadly, many brain injuries are the result of intentional violent acts by another person, such as gun violence and physical assaults. When violence causes a brain injury, we can often win punitive damages on top of other compensation.
Medical malpractice happens when a doctor or medical professional fails to uphold their standard of care while treating you. For instance, a doctor may have committed medical negligence if they made a careless error during a surgical procedure, resulting in complications that led to a brain injury. Our attorneys have litigated medical malpractice cases with great success. We can potentially win you a big settlement if your injury occurred under a doctor’s care.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me Win Compensation?
Most personal injury cases—including those involving brain injuries—come down to proving another person’s negligence. To pursue compensation under this area of law, we must offer evidence showing the responsible party had a duty of care to you, which they failed to uphold.
When we agree to take your case, our objective is to demonstrate the following:
- The responsible party had a duty of care to you;
- The party failed to uphold this duty;
- Due to this failure, you suffered a brain injury at the hand of the responsible party; and
- Your brain injury caused physical, mental, or emotional damage, resulting in a financial burden to you and your loved ones.
Here is an example: You are riding a bicycle on the A1A in the traffic lane, as the law allows. An impatient driver tries to pass but does not give you enough clearance and a collision results. You fall off your bike and hit your head on the pavement, which results in a traumatic brain injury—despite your helmet.
We use police reports, witness statements, state statutes, expert witnesses, and—if available—photo or video footage to prove the driver failed to uphold their duty of care to you and that your traumatic brain injury was the result of the driver’s negligence. Then we pursue them for the full value of your accident-related damages.
What Kinds of Damages Can I Recover After a Brain Injury?
Our attorneys pursue all compensation types for which you are eligible.
Brain injuries are usually not cheap to treat. Aside from the initial hospital stay, you will probably require substantial therapy and rehabilitation. This could last for the rest of your life. That is why our attorneys pursue compensation not only for your current medical bills, but for those we expect you to receive in the future.
Lost Wages and Earning Capacity
If you have to miss work while recovering from your injury, we seek compensation to make up for the wages you are not receiving. Likewise, if your injury takes away your ability to work or prevents you from earning what you were before, we go after the responsible party for the difference.
Pain and Suffering
It is hard to put a dollar value on how much pain you have suffered from your injury, but our attorneys always seek the maximum damages under the law for pain and suffering.
If gross negligence or a malicious act led to your injury, we might be able to win punitive damages on top of the other compensation types listed above.
Call 800-747-3733 to Speak to a Top Brain Injury Lawyer in Deerfield Beach.
Are you ready to speak to an attorney about your compensation? The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine offers free consultations to go over your case and have your questions answered. Call 800-747-3733 today for an appointment.