When traumatic brain injuries occur because of negligence accidents—like falls or motor vehicle crashes—Florida law lets you hold the at-fault party responsible for the medical bills, lost wages, and other damages you suffer. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s careless actions, compensation can help you focus on your recovery instead of worrying about the mounting cost of care.
For brain injury victims, the cost of care often grows exponentially as the years go by. This is especially true in cases where the brain injury caused long-term or permanent impairments. At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we understand that this is a frightening and uncertain future for you and your family. We will build a strong case for your claim to get you maximum compensation for your suffering.
Is someone else liable for my brain injury?
If your brain injury occurred because of another party’s negligence, they are liable for your damages. According to state statutes, you can recover monetary compensation from the liable party in a case like this.
While not all the brain injuries sustained in the U.S. each year occur because of negligence, another person’s careless or intentional actions could easily cause a variety of serious accidents. Some of the most damaging accidents include:
- Crashes involving a motor vehicle;
- Boating accidents;
- Gunshot wounds to the head;
- Assaultor abuse;
- Medical malpractice incidents;
- Defective products; and
- Sports accidents, often involving diving and other swimming pool activities.
If you believe another party caused your traumatic brain injury, we can help you hold them liable for your physical, emotional, and financial damages.
How can I recover compensation for my injury?
Brain injuries happen in a wide variety of ways. Each type of claim has specific rules regarding compensation recovery options for that type of accident. To navigate these rules, you need a knowledgeable attorney with a history of successful personal injury claims. Our lawyers can help you recover the maximum compensation for your injury. We almost always recover larger settlements for our clients than they would have received on their own.
To file a successful claim for compensation, we must first identify the mechanism that lead to your brain injury. Since the rules vary for each type of claim, this is paramount. If you sustained injuries in a truck accident, for example, the way we go about collecting evidence and proving your claim is very different than if a doctor caused your injuries. Based on the type of claim we need to file, we can help you understand any applicable laws or regulations and proceed with our investigation into your accident and injuries.
Once we identify the at-fault party in your claim, we go to work collecting all available evidence to support your case. We can seek testimony from expert witnesses or recreate your accident with the help of reconstruction specialists. We will build a strong case against the responsible party and file an insurance claim based on their liability coverage. In most cases, we can negotiate a settlement with the insurance company that offers you the maximum payout possible in your case. Only occasionally do we need to file a lawsuit against the liable party in civil court.
What is the value of my Miramar brain injury case?
Many people are already stressed out over their hospital bills and other financial woes by the time they come to us. One of the most common questions we hear is, “How much is my case worth?” Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with an accurate answer this early in the process.
Once we investigate your accident, identify all liable parties, and build a case to demonstrate your damages, we can put an approximate value on your losses. This allows us to better understand what a fair settlement looks like in your case and gives us a guide to negotiate the best payout available for your claim.
There are several factors that dramatically increase the value of your claim, including the severity of your injury. A moderate brain injury that prevents you from returning to work for months or longer is worth significantly more than a relatively minor injury that allows you to return to work after only a week away. Some brain injury victims go home the same day, while others require hospitalization, inpatient rehabilitation, and ongoing care for years. The seriousness of the injury and the level of impairment you or your loved one suffered will play a major role in your claim’s value.
To help us put a value on your claim and prove your damages, we collect:
- Bills, receipts, and other documentation of expenses;
- Pay stubs, tax forms, and other proof of lost wages;
- Expert witness testimony about your future care and the related costs; and
- Other information that supports the emotional impact of your injuries.
When we have the necessary evidence to prove your current and future damages, we can calculate the cost of your losses and use this to put a value on your pain and suffering. Only then can we understand your full damages. Without an experienced lawyer on your side, it is impossible to get an accurate and reliable value for your claim.
Knowing this estimate of your losses allows us to aggressively pursue compensation by demanding a payout from the insurance company and negotiating a settlement. If you tried to do this without first calculating the value of your claim, you would likely leave a lot of money on the table.
How can I contact the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine?
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, our legal team handles even the most complex brain injury cases with ease, fighting for a fair settlement based on the full value of your claim. We can often negotiate a settlement for our clients without filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party. Call our office today at 800-747-3733 for your free case evaluation.