Orlando Attorneys Representing Traumatic Brain Injury Victims
If you or someone you love accidentally sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI) because another person was negligent, arrange immediately to discuss your legal options with an Orlando traumatic brain injury attorney at the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices.
TBI may be caused by a bump, jolt, or blow to the head or by an object that penetrates the skull. The severity of a traumatic brain injury may range from mild to severe. Doctors typically classify concussions as “mild” brain injuries because concussions are rarely life-threatening.
Nevertheless, the long-term effects of any traumatic brain injury can be considerable. Traffic accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the United States among persons ages 18 to 44.
If You Are Injured By Negligence, What Are Your Rights?
If you suffer a traumatic brain injury because you were injured by a negligent driver – or because of someone else’s negligence in any other accident scenario – Florida law entitles you to compensation for your medical costs, your lost earnings, and your other related damages.
Traumatic brain injuries are also caused by slip-and-fall accidents, sports injuries, assaults, and dangerous or defective consumer products. Whenever another person’s negligence is the cause of a brain injury, the injury victim is entitled by law to compensation.
The California-based Centre for Neuro Skills tells us that a mild brain injury can cost $85,000. A moderate brain injury may cost over $900,000, while a severe traumatic brain injury can cost up to $3 million over a lifetime.
Unless a traumatic brain injury victim prevails with a personal injury claim, it may be impossible to afford quality long-term care.
Is Workers’ Compensation an Option?
If the accident that causes a brain injury is employment-related, a TBI victim may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, but workers’ comp payments cannot cover the extensive life-long medical care that many TBI victims will need.
A personal injury attorney at the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices can review a brain injury victim’s case and determine if there are sufficient legal grounds for pursuing a personal injury claim.
Your TBI attorney will investigate the way you were injured, determine which party or parties may be liable, protect your legal rights, and fight on your behalf to obtain the maximum available compensation.
How Can Brain Injuries Affect Victims and Their Families?
Traumatic brain injuries can trigger depression, anxiety, mood swings, an inability to concentrate, and a number of other problems. Our attorneys ensure that TBI victims are referred to professionals who can help victims and their families deal effectively with these issues.
TBI claims are complicated. A lawyer who does not understand the extent of a victim’s difficulties may recommend settling for less than you deserve and need. While an attorney is deciding whether to take your case, you should also be deciding if that attorney is right for you.
The right injury lawyer may work with accident reconstruction experts, medical authorities, and other specialists to provide evidence that will strengthen your personal injury claim.
TBI victims receive compensation only when, with an attorney’s help, they can prove that they were injured by someone else’s negligence.
Can TBI Victims Be Compensated for Lost Future Earnings?
In personal injury cases arising from traumatic brain injuries, the loss of the injury victim’s earning capacity is an important consideration. A TBI victim may lose the capacity to work full-time or to work at all.
TBI patients usually must retire years earlier than they would ordinarily retire. If a TBI victim, for example, earns $40,000 annually but is forced to retire ten years early, the loss of earning capacity may amount to or exceed $400,000.
TBI victims routinely need physical therapy, costly medications, and sometimes help with everyday tasks and activities. None of these needs are inexpensive.
Don’t Take Any Chances
After a jolt or blow to the head, don’t take any chances. Seek medical attention immediately if you think that you or your loved one may have sustained a traumatic brain injury.
After you’ve been examined by a medical provider, if you indeed sustained a traumatic brain injury, schedule a consultation with an Orlando traumatic brain injury attorney at the Orlando Personal Injury Law Center.
How Can You Afford a Good Lawyer’s Help?
Your first meeting with an attorney entails no cost or obligation. Your attorney will review your injury claim and explain how the law applies to your own case. You’ll get the sound, personalized legal advice you need.
Our personal injury attorneys work on a contingent fee basis, so whether your situation is modest or affluent, you can afford justice. You’ll pay no attorney’s fee to the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices until and unless we recover the compensation you need.
If you’re injured by someone else’s negligence in central Florida, after you’ve seen a medical professional, call the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices at (407) 270-0052, or reach us by completing the brief contact form here on our website. We are ready to work on your behalf.