A traumatic brain injury can dramatically alter the course of a person’s life. Not only can a brain injury cause great physical damage, it can affect cognitive abilities and even lead to personality changes. Spouses, children, and siblings may have to provide care for the victim as they deal with the costs of treatment, rehabilitation, and therapy.
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, our attorneys can help you recover the compensation you deserve after another party causes you or a family member to suffer a serious brain injury. Call our brain injury lawyers in Hialeah today at 800-747-3733 to learn more about your legal rights and how we can help you protect them. We offer free, no-obligation case evaluations to brain injury victims.
What do I need to know about traumatic brain injuries?
While brain injuries occur in a variety of ways, many of the most common may occur due to someone else’s negligence or careless actions. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls caused more brain injuries than any other factor in 2013. In our practice, we regularly see clients who suffered traumatic brain injuries from traffic crashes, slips and falls, and other accidents.
Depending on the cause of your head injury, different statutes may apply to your case. We can identify the area of Florida tort law that applies and work to secure the compensation you need. The state statutes in your case may deal with your rights following an injury arising from:
- Car accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Boating accidents;
- Medical malpractice;
- Premises liability;
- Slips and falls;
- Defective products; and
- Violent and criminal acts.
How can compensation help my family recover from a brain injury?
Unfortunately, no amount of money can repair the brain damage done during the accident. It can, however, help bring a new normalcy to the lives of every member of your family. For those who suffer moderate or severe traumatic brain injuries, you may be able to afford tools and services that will greatly improve your quality of life.
Every brain injury affects the victim in a different way depending on its location and severity. Those with minor brain injuries may bounce back in a few weeks, although medical bills and lost wages can still cost thousands of dollars.
More serious brain injuries cause lasting problems, however. Many people think of confusion and memory loss as common symptoms of a brain injury, but victims may also experience regular seizures, loss of physical abilities, cognitive problems, changes in vision or hearing, behavioral issues, changes in personality, and emotional disturbances. Many people also suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. Those with lasting symptoms may struggle to return to their previous job or live independently.
Compensation for a brain injury accident pays for the weeks or months of inpatient care and rehabilitation you or your loved one needs to relearn lost skills and regain as much independence as possible. Your damages will also include any ongoing therapy and other care costs so you and your family can hire a nurse or other aid to give medications and provide support, if necessary.
The payout also covers lost wages, if your loved one suffers from a permanent disability and cannot return to work. Other types of damages include money to help your family recover from their emotional losses, such as pain and suffering.
How can I recover compensation after an injury?
In most cases, we can recover compensation for your family if we can show another person’s careless or negligent actions caused your injuries. Florida’s negligence statutes require us to demonstrate—through evidence—that the other party:
- Had a responsibility to do or not do certain things in order to keep you safe;
- Did something that endangered you despite this responsibility;
- You suffered injuries because of their failure; and
- Collecting damages would help you return to your previous physical, emotional, or financial standing.
We often see this happening in car accident cases. All motorists have an obligation to follow Florida traffic laws. When a driver breaks a law, an accident may occur. If you suffered your brain injury in this type of crash, we can often hold the at-fault driver responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, ongoing care costs, pain and suffering, and more.
We may even be able to settle this type of case without taking it to court. Instead, we file an insurance claim with the liable driver’s auto insurance company, present the evidence against their policyholder, demonstrate the severity of your injuries, and negotiate a settlement.
How can a lawyer help me get the money I need?
The best way to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible is to have an attorney by your side. We handle the entire claims process and fight aggressively for your payout while ensuring your rights remain protected.
We work tirelessly on behalf of the families we represent, from collecting evidence of negligence to putting a value on your claim and negotiating a settlement. If the auto insurance company denies your third-party liability claim or will not pay out a fair settlement, our personal injury lawyers can file a lawsuit based on the facts of your case. We will do everything possible to get you the maximum amount of compensation you deserve so your family can return to a better quality of life.
Call the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine today for help with your claim.
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we understand the impact a brain injury can have on you and your family. Call our offices today at 800-747-3733 today to schedule a free case review with one of our brain injury lawyers. We can help you explore your legal options and get the payout you need and deserve.