If you or your loved one suffered a head injury, traumatic brain injury, or a concussion because of another person’s negligence, you might be entitled to compensation.
Take advantage of a free case review offered by a head and concussion injury lawyer in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Having a legal team on your side can provide advice and leverage about your legal rights.
What You Need to Know About Head and Concussion Injuries
When we think about a brain injury, we tend to think about the direct external impact to the head. Brain injury can also occur without a direct impact.
Motor vehicle accidents can cause head and concussion injuries. Another leading cause is sports we all as the following:
- Defective products
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Occupational hazards such as mining, construction work, or firefighting
- Physical assault/battery
Severity of Injuries
The full extent of head and concussion injuries may not always show up in medical testing. Unfortunately, sufferers often then wonder whether they are imagining things or dismiss their symptoms as being temporary. If you have noticed mood changes, memory loss, coordination problems, chronic headaches, and other symptoms, what you may be concerned about is a chronic brain injury.
The inability to concentrate, sensitivity to light and noise, vertigo, and other problems can make it difficult and sometimes impossible for injury victims to sustain remunerative employment.
Planning for Your Medical Needs
Injuries to the brain tend to become progressively worse, making it critical to have the right team working on your behalf including healthcare providers and legal counsel.
A declining condition will require a solution to long-term care needs. Your plan should provide for the expenses of care, services, and possible income replacement.
If the negligent or reckless acts or omissions of another led to your injuries, you might have a claim for negligence. If another’s reckless or intentional acts directly caused harm to you, you may be both the victim of a crime and have a civil claim for damages. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we take a comprehensive approach to make sure any lawsuit or settlement accounts for these factors.
Proving Negligence in Head and Concussion Injury Claims
Negligence means that a person or company owed you a legal duty of care and breached that duty. If the breach of duty directly caused damages, then you can recover compensation. We work diligently to acquire the best evidence for your case to make that happen.
Preparing Your Head and Concussion Injury Case
Money cannot reverse a chronic medical condition. When facing a future of potential medical needs and possible declining income, however, you cannot afford to overlook your legal rights or those of your loved one.
We work with industry experts in neurology and other fields to make sure that we present the best possible case for our clients. We consult with these experts and may rely on them as witnesses to explain information about the nature and extent of your injuries to an insurance company or jury.
Experts may testify about the force to the brain that caused the injury and the long-term effects and related medical expenses.
Insurances company lawyers will be looking for any crack in your case that they can find. They will do whatever they can to justify shortchanging your compensation.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar and Levine, we help our clients clear the many hurdles that they face when pursuing claims for head and concussion injuries. We offer a no-obligation case review, and if you decide to pursue your claim, we can discuss how much it costs to hire a personal injury lawyer.
Compensation Available to Head and Concussion Injury Victims
There are many factors involved in making a settlement demand and preparing evidence of your damages for trial. Among the things that we look at are:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Medical records and prognosis
- Lost wages
- Long-term care
- Loss of future earnings and wealth accumulation potential
- Pain and suffering, both past and future
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Damages a spouse has suffered because of the victim’s injuries
- Losses that a child’s relationship with the victim has suffered
- Emotional distress
If a head trauma resulted in death, the decedent’s estate might recover final expenses, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Surviving family members may recover damages for loss of guidance, loss of emotional support, and loss of financial support.
If the person or company who caused the injury demonstrated a conscious disregard for the well-being of others, you might be entitled to punitive damages. This type of damages is discretionary with the court.
Hire the Right Attorney for Your Case
The advocacy and counsel of a head accident and concussion injury lawyer can help your family through this trying time and in the days ahead. To find out how the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you, schedule your no-obligation consultation by calling 1-800-737-3733 today.