Traumatic brain injuries can affect every aspect of your life. A severe brain injury can lead to cognitive issues, loss of mobility, loss of independence, and even personality changes. Diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating patients who suffer brain injuries is extremely costly. It is one of the most expensive injuries you can suffer.
If another person’s careless or reckless actions caused your accident, you can hold them responsible for the damages you suffered. If they acted negligently, the personal injury attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help you file a claim for compensation. Call us today at 800-747-3733 for a complimentary consultation, where a brain injury lawyer in Homestead can help you understand your legal options.
What Types of Accidents May Support a Brain Injury Claim?
Brain injuries occur in a wide variety of ways. Most of these accidents can occur because of another person’s negligence. Some of the most common ways our clients suffer head injuries and traumatic brain injuries include the following.
Trips, Slips, and Falls
Negligence can lead to falls when property owners and occupiers fail to remove, repair, or warn visitors and customers of hazards. If we can produce evidence to show a property owner did not act in the way a reasonable person would by ignoring or overlooking a hazard, we can hold them liable for your injuries based on Florida premises liability laws.
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Florida has complex car accident tort laws because it relies on a no-fault auto insurance scheme. However, brain injuries often meet the state’s serious injury threshold, so we can successfully file a claim for compensation in your case. This usually requires identifying the at-fault driver, filing a claim based on their auto liability policy, and negotiating a settlement with their insurance company.
Being on the water is a way of life for many South Florida residents. Unfortunately, when you mix inexperienced boaters, alcohol, and water, accidents happen. If your brain injury occurred in a boating accident a careless or reckless boater caused, we can file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit and hold them financially liable for your injuries and the financial losses you suffered.
Shootings and Other Violence
When a bullet enters your brain, it can do untold damage. Shootings and other violent acts stand apart from other causes of brain injuries simply because they are often intentional. However, these cases proceed in civil court in the same way most other personal injury claims do. Even if a jury finds the perpetrator not guilty or you feel the court let them off easy, we may be able to recover compensation for the damages they caused you and your family.
We also work with clients who suffered brain injuries caused by medical negligence, diving or swimming accidents, other sports incidents, or even defective product accidents. We offer free case reviews, we can help you identify the liable party or parties in your case, and we can explore your legal options for compensation.
How Can We Prove Negligence Caused My Accident?
To win compensation in a Homestead brain injury case, we need to show the liable party acted negligently. This requires collecting as much evidence as possible to support your claim, while working with our team of researchers, investigators, and experts to understand how and why your accident occurred. We will also document all of your accident-related losses.
We have a full legal team dedicated to your case to get the results you deserve as quickly as possible. We aggressively fight for the full value of your brain injury claim as soon as you enlist our help. We investigate your accident, collect evidence, identify similar cases, and reach out to our team of experts to gain additional insight.
We strive to:
- Show the at-fault party had an obligation to follow certain rules or act in a reasonable manner that would have prevented your injuries;
- Use your medical records to prove a direct link between your accident and your brain injury;
- Prove the full extent of your damages through bills, receipts, and other documentation of your losses; and
- Collect the maximum compensation available to you based on the specific details of your case.
In most cases, we can collect the compensation you need by filing an insurance claim and negotiating a fair settlement. Usually, this is effective. Occasionally, however, the insurance company refuses to pay a fair amount and we need to file a lawsuit in civil court to recover enough compensation to pay for your current and future care. When this occurs, we represent you in court and a judge or jury determines how much you deserve based on the evidence we present.
How Much Is My Brain Injury Claim Worth?
Brain injury payouts vary widely based on a number of factors, most significantly the severity of the injury and the cost of your current and future treatment. A minor brain injury that requires a single night in the hospital for observation and a couple of weeks away from work will naturally receive less than a case where the victim suffered a severe injury and requires around-the-clock care.
There is no way we can tell you exactly how much your claim may be worth until we reach a settlement or a judge awards a payout in your case. As a part of investigating your accident, however, we calculate the full value of your losses and estimate the cost of your future and ongoing medical needs. This includes your:
- Medical care;
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy;
- Psychological therapy and mental health care;
- In-home nursing care or long-term care facility costs;
- Ongoing care costs;
- Future medical needs;
- Lost wages;
- Lost income in the future;
- Assistive or adaptive equipment and replacement as necessary;
- Other injury-related expenses; and
- Pain and suffering.
Once we have an estimate of the value of your damages, we can use this number to send a demand letter to the insurance company. From there, we work tirelessly to negotiate a settlement with the insurer or pursue a civil suit, if necessary.
How Can I Talk to a Brain Injury Lawyer in Homestead About My Case?
The South Florida brain injury attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine are ready to go to work for you. Our legal team will strive to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 800-747-3733 to set up a time to discuss your legal options with a brain injury attorney in Homestead.