We frequently hear from people who wonder if there is any way they can hold another person liable for their brain injuries or the injuries of a loved one. If the other person or company acted carelessly or even recklessly, the answer is often “yes.”
The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine has successfully recovered compensation for dozens of families suffering from brain injuries in South Florida. We can help you understand if negligence led to your pain and suffering and guide you through the claims process to hold the responsible party liable for your damages. Call our office today at 800-747-3733 to schedule a complimentary meeting with a brain injury lawyer in Plantation.
Am I eligible to file a claim for my brain injury?
To qualify to file a liability insurance claim and recover compensation for your brain injury, we will need to prove another person acted negligently and caused your accident. There are a number of ways negligence leads to this type of injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the top causes of brain injuries in 2013 included a variety of accidents that commonly occur due to another party’s negligence.
Negligence can cause slips and falls in many ways. A spill, broken handrail, loose or ripped carpet, or even poor lighting can cause a fall and a serious head injury. We may be able to pursue a claim based on Florida’s premises liability laws.
Florida has no-fault car accident laws, meaning you need to suffer a serious injury before we can hold the at-fault driver liable. Otherwise, your personal injury protection (PIP) policy will pay out to cover your treatment up to the limits of your policy. If you suffered a permanent brain injury after a car crash, we can most likely hold the negligent motorist responsible.
Boating accidents are often the fault of an intoxicated or reckless boater. If you suffered a brain injury and another boater caused the incident, we may be able to hold them responsible for your treatment, rehabilitation, lost wages, and other damages.
Violent acts cause brain injuries more commonly than people realize. This may occur because of a gunshot wound or assault. We may also be able to pursue compensation if your child suffered a brain injury due to abuse. Let us evaluate your situation so we can advise you on your best option for recovering the money you need to get the highest level of care possible.
Other ways reckless or careless behavior can cause brain injuries include medical malpractice cases and childbirth injuries, defective product accidents, and drowning incidents. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in any of these scenarios and believe another person may be responsible, schedule a free case evaluation. You have nothing to lose and we may be able to help you file a liability claim to recover compensation for all your damages.
How do insurance claims work in these cases?
Because negligence can cause brain injuries in so many ways, the insurance claims process can vary widely from case to case. We will need to identify the cause of your injury before we can determine the applicable laws. From there, we can collect evidence to prove negligence and file a claim against the negligent party. Depending on where and how you suffered injuries, we may file your claim with the at-fault party’s auto, homeowner’s or business liability insurance provider.
Once they receive your claim, the insurance company will likely open their own investigation into your accident and injuries. After they conclude their investigation, they will begin settlement negotiations. During this process, we can present proof of your damages and fight aggressively for the full value of your losses.
We can usually reach an agreement and recover the money you need to pay your bills and cover any ongoing care you need. If not, we can file a civil lawsuit and have a judge or jury award the compensation in your case.
How much is my brain injury claim worth?
Suffering a brain injury can change your life in an instant. Not only are you struggling to recover lost skills and learning to live with permanent impairments, you may find yourself unable to pay your medical bills and other expenses while out of work. You may worry that you will never return to your previous job.
When an insurance company offers you a large check as a settlement, it is difficult not to accept it. This is especially true when you are under such financial stress. However, accepting an offer before you fully understand the value of your case is a bad idea.
There is no way to understand the potential value of your claim without first having an attorney collect all your medical bills, receipts, and documentation of other losses. We can put a value on both your economic losses and your emotional losses, including pain and suffering. We will not send a demand letter to the insurance company or begin settlement negotiations until we feel certain about the range of compensation you need to pay your current, ongoing, and future care needs. This is the only way to ensure you are not left holding the bill for treatment related to your accident injuries.
How can I discuss my case with a brain injury lawyer in Plantation?
When it comes to filing an insurance claim or lawsuit, you need a skilled and knowledgeable attorney. Only a law firm with experience in a variety of personal injury cases will have the resources to identify the liable parties and explain the applicable laws based on the facts of your situation.
The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine is one of South Florida’s largest personal injury firms. We have successfully recovered compensation for many families who struggled with the same hurdles you are currently facing. We offer complimentary consultations, so you have nothing to lose. Call us today at 800-747-3733 to learn more.