Brain injuries can be incredibly traumatic for victims and their families. Many brain injury victims suffer for years; some victims are never the same again. If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury, you may be facing medical bills, lost wages, and an uncertain future. You should not have to suffer due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we understand how difficult brain injuries can be for the victims and their family. Our team is here to help you pursue compensation for your injuries. Learn more about how a Tampa brain injury lawyer may be able to help by calling our office today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Most brain injuries are due to a blow or jolt to the head. Victims can suffer a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms, including headaches, loss of consciousness, dizziness, mood swings, slurred speech, confusion, and even seizures.
Most of the brain injury cases our team takes on are caused by the following events.
- Car accidents
- Boating accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Big rig accidents
- Sports injuries
- Work-related injuries
- Slips and falls
- Swimming pool accidents
If you or someone you love sustained a brain injury, you have the legal right to pursue damages. Call 1-800-747-3733 to learn more about how a Tampa brain injury lawyer can help.
Liability in Brain Injury Cases in Tampa, Florida
If your brain injury was caused by someone else’s neglect or recklessness, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages. To establish liability and seek compensation in a brain injury case, our personal injury lawyers must prove the following elements.
- Establish Duty of Care: The first step in establishing liability is proving the at-fault party had a duty to create a reasonably safe environment. For example, a truck driver has a duty to follow traffic laws and be alert while on the road.
- Prove Breach of Duty: Next, we must show the at-fault party breached their duty. For example, we might show the truck driver failed to stop at a stop sign.
- Show Causation: Then, we must show the at-fault party caused your injuries. For example, the truck driver running stop sign hit your car, causing you to hit your head on the windshield.
- Prove Damages: Finally, we must prove there are damages. For example, hitting your head caused a brain injury that requires medical care.
Damages You May Recover in You Brain Injury
The damages you are eligible to recover depend upon the details of your case. We cannot provide an estimate of your damages until we have completed a thorough investigation of your claim. However, there are specific types of damages we often recover in brain injury cases. These include:
You may be eligible to recover the cost of all medical care related to your brain injury. These costs might include emergency room care, testing such as MRIs or a CAT scan, treatment, surgeries, and follow-up doctor visits.
For traumatic brain injuries or victims with extended recovery times, you may also recover the cost of long-term care, rehabilitation, medically required modifications to your home (such as for wheelchair access), and mobility devices.
Lost Salary & Employment Benefits
Your damages may also include the wages you have lost due to your inability to work. If you are unable to work at all after your brain injury, or are expected to have a long recovery time, you may also recover the loss of future wages.
For some victims, future wage loss may also include loss of employment benefits, such as employer-sponsored health care or retirement savings matching.
In addition to provable costs like lost wages or medical bills, your brain injury may take its toll on your ability to enjoy life or complete everyday tasks. You may suffer from confusion, depression, lose interest in your favorite activities, or struggle to sleep. If so, you may be able to recover non-economic damages to account for your pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
Statue of Limitations in Tampa Brain Injury Cases
State laws limit the amount of time accident victims have to pursue compensation for injuries caused by negligence. In Florida, brain injury victims have four years from the date of injury to file a case in court. That seems like a lot of time, but it is essential to get the process started as soon as possible to make it easier to collect all of the evidence we will need to support your claim.
Contact a Tampa Brain Injury Lawyer Today
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we understand how trying this time can be. You should not have to face the consequences of someone else’s negligence. Our legal team is here to walk you through the legal process so you can focus on getting better.
Contact our compassionate team today to start the process. A Tampa brain injury lawyer is here to help you get your life back. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free brain injury case consultation.