Brain injuries are often life-altering, leaving victims with lasting impairments and limited independence. Even relatively minor brain injuries take weeks or months to heal, causing you to miss work and limiting your normal activities. The costs of diagnosing, treating, and monitoring these injuries adds up quickly.
If you or a family member suffered a brain injury because of another person’s careless or reckless behavior, you may be eligible for compensation to pay for your financial damages. The attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help you determine if you have a viable claim and represent you in settlement negotiations or court, if necessary. Call us today at 800-747-3733 for a complimentary consultation with a brain injury lawyer in Kendall.
How Does Negligence Lead to Brain Injuries?
A person’s careless or reckless actions can cause others to suffer injuries in a wide variety of ways. From car accidents to shootings and even medical malpractice, almost any way a person can act negligently can lead to a head injury and brain damage. Some accidents, however, occur much more often than others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading causes of this type of injury in 2013 included falls, car crashes, boating accidents, and acts of violence.
Falls were the leading cause of brain injuries in 2013, barely edging out auto accidents. While not all falls occur because of negligence, many do. If we can show a property owner or occupier acted negligently and caused your fall, we can hold them responsible under the state’s premises liability laws.
Car accidents were the second leading cause of brain injuries in 2013. Auto accidents are one of the most common reasons people file personal injury lawsuits. We understand the complex rules behind the state’s no-fault auto insurance statutes and the threshold you need to meet to file a claim based on fault. If you meet this threshold, we can pursue compensation based on the at-fault driver’s liability auto insurance policy.
Whether you were fishing for trout inland or taking your sailboat on the open ocean, there are plenty of places to go boating in South Florida. While boating accidents are a common cause of brain injuries nationwide, you are at a higher risk in Florida simply because there are more boats on the water more often. If you suffered injuries because of a careless, drunk, or reckless boater, we can help you hold them responsible for your physical, emotional, and financial losses.
Violent acts—primarily shootings—are far too common. While the legal system should take care of punishing the perpetrator for their crimes, putting them behind bars does little to help you pay your medical bills or cover the paychecks you lost while you were recovering. We can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault parties and hold them financially responsible, as well.
No matter how your brain injury occurred, if another person’s negligence caused it, you probably have an option to recover the compensation you need. In addition to these accidents, we can also help if you or a loved one sustained a brain injury because of medical malpractice, a product defect accident, diving, or drowning. Let us review your case and help you determine the best route to get the money you need.
How Can We Prove the Other Party Acted Negligently and Caused My Injuries?
A successful brain injury claim relies on proving negligence and backing up our claim with as much evidence as possible. This is why we go to work investigating your case as soon as you enlist our help. We have a full legal team to collect evidence, follow leads, contact experts, and research court documents to find similar cases. Our attorneys understand the complex laws that apply in your case and how to navigate the claims process.
We will prove the at-fault party acted negligently by failing to uphold the rules or act in a reasonable manner to keep you safe. We will ensure your medical records show a direct link back to the incident, leaving no room for doubt about how you sustained your injuries. Then, we collect every possible receipt, bill, or other evidence of your losses related to the accident. This allows us to prove the full value of your claim and request the maximum compensation available to you based on the details of your case.
While the process differs somewhat based on the laws that apply to your case, we usually begin the process trying to secure an out-of-court settlement. We negotiate tirelessly, aggressively fighting for fair compensation on your behalf. If the at-fault party refuses to budge, we can pursue a civil lawsuit, representing you in front of a judge or jury and presenting your case. Often, just the threat of legal action prompts the liable party to relent and offer a better settlement. If not, we will go to court and let the judge determine your payout.
How Much Can I Expect to Recover for My Brain Injury?
It is impossible to give you an accurate value for your payout until the negotiation process is complete. However, we can explain what we believe a fair settlement value might be once we complete our investigation into your case. To determine a fair settlement value, we will add the costs and losses you suffered. These include:
- Medical care;
- Rehabilitation and therapy;
- In-home nursing care;
- Ongoing care costs;
- Lost wages;
- Assistive or adaptive equipment;
- Property damage; and
- Other expenses.
Then, we use this total to help us put a value on your pain and suffering damages. These damages cover your emotional losses due to your brain injuries. This total can often match or exceed your financial losses from the accident.
How Can I Discuss My Case With a Trusted Brain Injury Lawyer in Kendall?
The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine has brain injury attorneys in Kendall and throughout South Florida. We can evaluate your case and help you understand your options for compensation. Call us today at 800-747-3733 to schedule a free case review with a skilled member of our legal team.