If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you understand how far-reaching the impacts of this injury can be. As the control center of your body, your brain commands all other body functions as well as managing your mood, your personality and your ability to think. Recovery from a brain injury can be difficult and costly, and in some cases, a brain injury can cause permanent damage or even death.
Unfortunately, brain injuries are far too common, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that around 1.7 million brain injuries occur each year. Many of these injuries are a result of accidents that could have been prevented if individuals and companies followed safety rules and exercised reasonable care to protect others.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury as a result of negligence, a violation of a safety regulation or other wrongdoing, you have legal rights under Florida law. A Miami brain injury attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help you pursue a claim to obtain compensation for medical bills and costs, lost income, emotional distress, pain and suffering or damages for the wrongful death of a family member.
Many brain injuries occur as a direct result of negligence. For example:
Laws in Florida allow individuals injured as a result of negligence or intentional wrongdoing to take legal action and obtain compensation. A Miami brain injury lawyer can evaluate the circumstances leading to a brain injury and can help you determine if you have a legal claim against another person or company for causing your brain injury.
Under Florida laws, you should be “made whole” for all losses caused by a brain injury. Unfortunately, the symptoms of brain injury are far-reaching and can affect all aspects of your life. For example, some of the common consequences of a brain injury can include:
You deserve to be compensated not just for the medical treatments necessary to resolve the problems caused by brain injury but also for the decreased quality of life that results from pain or from permanent impairment. Additionally, if a brain injury has caused the death of a family member, you should be entitled to compensation for the lost companionship as well as for the lost financial support your loved one was providing.
A Miami brain injury attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help you understand your rights so you can take action and pursue the compensation you need and deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.