Brain injuries can have devastating effects for their victims. They can lead to long-term disability or death and may leave the victim unable to work, enjoy life, or care for themselves.
Whether a brain injury is the result of a car accident, a slip and fall, a defective product, or an act of violence, it can change the lives of the victim and their family forever.
Recovering from a head injury can be challenging and stressful. If your medical bills are piling up and you have nowhere to turn, it is time to seek the assistance and counsel of the attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine.
We can look at the facts of your case and determine if you are eligible for compensation for your injuries. We will pursue the responsible party until you get the restitution you deserve. Call 800-747-3733 today to schedule a free case evaluation with a brain injury lawyer in Hollywood.
What are some common causes of brain injuries?
Brain injuries can occur in a number of ways. Some of the most common causes include car accidents, slip and fall accidents, colliding with an object, violence or assault, defective product accidents, and sports injuries.
This type of injury is more common that you might suspect. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that one-third of injury-related deaths in the United States are the result of a brain or head injury.
In 2013, brain injuries caused 50,000 deaths in the United States. These injuries put another 282,000 Americans in the hospital and led to almost 2.5 million visits to the emergency room.
No matter how your brain injury occurred, we may be able to help you recover damages. Contact our lawyers today so we can go over the details of your claim.
Why are brain injuries so serious?
When an injury interrupts neurological functioning, it can compromise the cognitive function, physical abilities, and emotional processes of the victim. The resulting symptoms can have severe impact on the victim’s daily life. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Memory loss;
- Inability to concentrate;
- Behavioral changes;
- Muscle spasms;
- Extreme fatigue; and
- Lack of impulse control.
Although some improvement may be possible, many neurological injuries are permanent and untreatable. If you suffered a brain injury, you may be facing lifelong care and daily assistance. The costs of maintaining such extensive care can be astronomical.
Can I seek compensation for a brain injury?
Whenever a serious injury results from the negligence of someone else, you may be eligible for financial compensation. If your injury occurred because of any of these potential causes, you may have a valid claim:
- Medical malpractice;
- Car accident;
- Commercial truck accident;
- Pedestrian accident;
- Bicycle accident;
- Motorcycle accident;
- Drunk driver;
- Slip and fall accident;
- Assault or domestic violence;
- Nursing home abuse; or
- Workplace accident.
This list is far from exhaustive. We can file a claim for damages on your behalf if the careless acts of an individual or company caused your brain injury.
You should contact us immediately after your accident, however. We must file a claim within Florida’s statute of limitations. The timeframe you have to take action varies depending on how your injury occurred. If you do not act within the given time limit, you may lose your right to compensation.
How can I prove negligence?
To prove fault, we must legally establish the four elements of negligence.
Duty of Care
We must show the individual or business responsible for your injury owed you a duty of care. For example, the owner of an apartment complex has a duty to residents and visitors to maintain the safety of the property and notify visitor of any hazards.
Breach of Duty
We will also show that the responsible party breached their duty in some way. In the example above, it may be that the property owner failed to repair a badly broken sidewalk and did not warn residents of the danger.
We will prove the unsafe conditions caused your injury. In this example, our personal injury attorneys would show that the victim tripped over the broken sidewalk, hitting their head and causing a neurological injury.
The final point we must show is that the resulting injury caused measurable damages. We can demonstrate actual damages with medical bills and related costs that resulted from your accident.
Proving negligence can pose a challenge, especially if you are attempting to negotiate with an insurance company or large commercial entity.
This is where our services can be invaluable. We can call on a variety of resources, ranging from accident scene recreationists, doctors and neurological specialists, safety experts, other consultants, and subject matter experts to support your claim.
How much is my brain injury claim worth?
To determine the value of a brain or head injury claim, we will assemble appropriate supporting data, including:
- Current doctor and hospital bills;
- Other medical and personal care costs;
- Lost wages to date;
- Future medical bills and care costs;
- Loss of future income potential;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Lost quality of life.
During this process, it is critical that you not speak to or give a statement to the insurance company. If an insurance company believes you have a substantial and valid claim, they may attempt to convince you and your family to settle quickly for a small sum. If you settle early for a low amount, you will lose the ability to recover more compensation later.
Schedule a free case evaluation today with the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine.
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we will ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injury. We will fight for your legal rights and work diligently on your behalf while you focus on your health and recovery.
We offer complimentary consultations and case reviews for brain and head injury victims and their families. Contact us today at 800-747-3733 to schedule an appointment.