Traumatic brain injury is a common cause of accidental death for victims. For those who survive the accident, however, life may never return to normal.
Whether a brain injury results from a car crash or another type of accident that occurred as the result of someone’s negligence, you deserve financial compensation.
The attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can protect your legal rights and help you obtain compensation for your medical care, lost income, and other damages. We can help you navigate the complicated legal process of filing a personal injury claim. If necessary, we can take your case to court. Contact us today at 800-747-3733 to schedule a free evaluation with a brain injury lawyer in Pompano Beach.
How does a brain injury affect the victim?
Due to the intense neurological damages they cause, severe brain injuries often require extensive medical care, possibly for the entire course of the victims’ lifetimes. Many patients cannot live at home without a caregiver and are unable to tend to their own personal needs.
In the United States, brain trauma accounts for almost a third of injury-related deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These injuries caused more than 50,000 deaths in 2013—the most recent year data is available. In addition to these fatalities, brain injuries required 2.5 million visits to the ER and more than 280,000 hospital admissions.
The CDC lists some of the most common causes of brain injuries in the U.S., including:
- Passenger vehicle crashes;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Commercial trucking accidents;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Struck by an object incidents; and
- Assaultor violence.
In Pompano Beach, car accidents are common cause of head injuries. Slip and fall accidents also cause many injuries during the year, particularly during the winter months when a larger percentage of retirees visit our state.
Why is this type of injury so damaging?
Head trauma causes damage to your body’s neurological systems, which control your thoughts and movements. If the damage is severe enough, victims may lose some or all of their ability to think, feel, and function.
Many victims experience a profound cognitive or emotional shift, which may include one or more of the following side effects:
- Mood disorders;
- Behavioral changes;
- Memory loss;
- Loss of muscle control;
- Balance problems; and
- Lack of impulse control.
Often, head injury victims cannot return to work or school and lose the ability to maintain emotional relationships. They become withdrawn and prone to self-harm, including suicide. Unfortunately, doctors rarely have the ability to treat or cure these conditions, leaving victims with permanent disabilities.
If you are facing an uncertain future after suffering head trauma, our lawyers can help. We will immediately begin building a strong case for financial compensation.
Can a lawyer help me seek financial compensation?
If you sustained a severe brain injury because of someone’s negligence, our attorneys can help you file a claim for compensation.
We commonly work with victims of head trauma to hold the responsible party accountable. Some of the most common legal claims for brain injuries emerge from these incidents:
- Slip and fall accidents, including accidents that occur due to premises liability and owner negligence;
- Motor vehicle accidents, including automobile, truck, and motorcycle crashes;
- Medical malpractice claims, including childbirth, medication, and treatment errors;
- Domestic violence cases, including child or family member abuse; and
- Assault, including incidents involving guns or weapons.
Although these are the most common incidents leading to head trauma, you may be eligible for compensation for any accident that occurred due to the negligence of a business or individual. We can help you determine if you have a valid case. If so, we will gather the evidence we need to prove that the at-fault party acted with negligence.
How can a lawyer prove negligence?
To establish fault for your injuries, we will establish the four legal elements of negligence:
- Duty of care, meaning the person responsible for your injury owed you a duty of reasonable care;
- Breach of duty, which means the responsible party breached their duty to you;
- Causation, or proof that the breach of duty caused your accident and your injury; and
- Damages, or the actual monetary damages your head injury has caused.
In most cases, proving negligence requires providing strong evidence to support your claim. We may call on doctors and neurological experts, safety experts, accident scene reconstruction professionals, and other subject matter experts to provide testimony in support of your claim.
What is the value of my claim?
To determine the value of your case, we will first collect information about your injury and tally the amount of your damages to date. This typically includes your doctor and hospital bills, care costs, lost wages, and any other actual damages.
We will then calculate the expected cost of you future care, including medical treatment, any necessary therapy or rehab, lifestyle accommodations, and the cost of hiring caregivers. We will also include your future lost earning potential, pain and suffering, and any loss of enjoyment in your daily life.
For any permanent disability that you or your loved one sustained, we will use case law as precedent to establish a monetary value.
The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help you recover compensation for your trauma.
After a brain injury, you or your loved one may need critical medical attention that you cannot afford, especially if you do not have health insurance. Our attorneys can help ensure that you get the medical care you need during the claims process.
The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine provides compassionate legal representation for individuals and families suffering from head trauma. We will protect your legal rights while aggressively pursuing the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries.
We offer a complimentary consultation and case review for head injury victims so you can better understand your options under the law. Contact us today at 800-747-3733 to speak directly with an attorney in Pompano Beach.