In 2010, 2.5 million people suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) because of a slip-and-fall, a motor vehicle collision, a sporting incident or another accident. Traumatic brain injuries can range from concussions to contusions to severe brain damage that may leave victims in a coma, sometimes leading to death. Brain injuries can change your cognitive abilities, your mood and personality, and can impact every aspect of your life.
You need to understand your legal rights after a brain injury, as many are caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of others. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene represents victims of brain injuries throughout Florida and helps obtain legal compensation for costs and losses. Our attorneys are here to help, so call today to speak with a member of our legal team. We will provide a free evaluation of your case and help you get the answers to important questions like:
Florida law makes it possible for victims to file personal injury lawsuits in order to be “made whole” for losses and damages. This means if you suffered a brain injury, you should be able to file a claim for compensation. You can sue anyone who injured you as a direct result of negligence or wrongdoing, but you will need to prove:
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can file your claim against the appropriate defendants, investigate the incident resulting in your brain injury, and argue your case in front of a jury. Because many personal injury claims settle outside of court before getting to a jury, you will also need legal professionals with negotiating skills who can stand up to the insurance company on your behalf. Our attorneys can fight for an out-of-court settlement that covers your damages without the stress of going to court.
Compensation depends on how badly your brain was affected. TBIs can be classified as mild, moderate or severe and can range from a concussion to a fatal blow to the head. Even concussions can have a lingering impact on your brain function for several months, and repeated concussions can increase your risk of serious illnesses like dementia and Parkinson’s.
Some of the symptoms that brain injury victims may experience include:
If your symptoms are serious and if they persist for a long time, you should recover more in compensation for medical expenditures, treatment expenses, and pain and suffering. When your brain injury makes work impossible or reduces your earnings, you should receive lost wages benefits as well.
A TBI lawyer can help you pursue a claim for compensation after a brain injury. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene has recovered millions of dollars in judgments and settlements for injured Florida victims. While every case is different, our track record shows you can trust us with your brain injury claim. Contact us at one of our offices in Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Port St. Lucie, Fort Myers, Orlando, Okeechobee to speak with a member of our legal team and learn more.