A coup injury is a type of nonpenetrative brain injury caused by trauma to the head. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be classified as coup, contrecoup, and coup-contrecoup. In general, injuries that occur on the point of impact to the brain, whether directly on the affected area or just beneath it, are classified as “coup injuries.” Some examples of coup injuries include:
- Cranial fractures caused by falling and hitting one’s head directly on the floor
- Concussions caused by blunt force trauma, such as from fallen debris, sports activities, or a malicious attack
- Bruising caused by hitting one’s head on the wheel or dashboard in a vehicle accident
If you or a loved one sustained a coup injury in an accident, such as a car accident or slip and fall accident, you may qualify to receive compensation. You can hire a personal injury attorney from our law firm to look into your case and build an argument against the liable party or parties. You can start your case once you speak with a member of our team in a free consultation.
Damages You May Recover If You Pursue Compensation For A Coup Injury
You may qualify to pursue compensation for the following types of damages if you sustained a coup injury:
- Current and future medical expenses related to your injury
- Current and future pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Current and future income loss, including loss of benefits or pensions
- Emotional distress, which can include depression, anxiety, or insomnia
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property losses, such as vehicles that were damaged in accidents
- Damages related to living with a permanent disability or a change in physical appearance (referred to as “physical disfigurement”)
- Diminished quality of life, including any loss of joy one used to have in former hobbies and activities
Our team will calculate the value of your damages, then draft a demand letter with the amount of compensation you intend to pursue from the liable party. We will then serve a notice of your intention to sue to begin litigation. Whether we can negotiate an out-of-court settlement deal or have to take your case to trial, we are prepared to fight for your right to financial recovery.
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How A Personal Injury Lawyer From Our Firm Can Help You Build A Case
If you decide to work with an accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we provide:
- Responsive legal care: We give you access to your attorney’s phone number whenever you want to discuss your case. Additionally, our team is available to answer questions, inform you of case updates, and respond to messages you send to us for quick turn-around.
- Thorough case investigation: We make sure to check every rock left unturned when investigating your accident so that we can retrieve as much evidence as possible. We can interview witnesses, request video footage, and consult expert analysts to provide testimony for your case.
- Strategic legal representation: We prepare extensive and comprehensive case files for each of our clients so that we always have counterarguments against the defendants. Your attorney will represent you in negotiation meetings, court hearings, and all communications that occur while your case is ongoing.
To learn more about our legal services, you can speak with one of our team members in a free consultation.
Florida Sets A Legal Deadline On Injury Cases If You’re Pursuing Compensation
If you want to file a personal injury lawsuit about your coup injury, then you must file it within Florida’s statute of limitations, which can be found in the Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a). In general, plaintiffs have about four years from the date of the accident to submit their case. Still, while four years may seem like plenty of time, you should also consider time-related factors, such as:
- The severity of your brain injury may affect when you’ll be able to pursue legal action.
- Insurance companies may attempt to use delay tactics to keep you from filing a lawsuit.
- It may be difficult finding the liable party in your case (e.g., a hit-and-run driver cannot be found).
- Certain evidence may have time constraints, such as surveillance footage that gets erased after 30 days or witnesses’ memories that get vaguer as more time goes by.
Also, depending on what area of personal injury law your case falls under, the statutory deadline for your case may vary. For example, people submitting wrongful death lawsuits must file their case within three years of the victim’s death, per the Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d).
Do not delay starting your legal journey. Once you agree to work with a lawyer from our team, we take the lead to manage your case. We go the extra mile so that all you have to do is worry about getting better.
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Call The Law Offices Of Anidjar & Levine To Get A Free Consultation
If you or a loved one suffered a coup injury in an accident in Florida, our legal team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine wants to hear about your case. Our personal injury lawyers help clients fight for the compensation they need to recover from their damages.
Whether you were in a car accident or slipped and fell on someone else’s property, our attorneys are prepared to do the work to build your case and represent you in court if necessary. Call now to get a free consultation with one of our team members. Our team works for a contingency fee, so we don’t charge any attorney’s fees unless we secure you compensation.
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