If you or your loved one has suffered a brain injury, you know the symptoms can affect all aspects of your life and that recovering from the injury may be difficult or impossible. Unfortunately, while many brain injury victims struggle to get better from these invasive and devastating injuries, they are often unaware of the Florida laws that protect them and that may allow them to obtain compensation for losses.
Florida law mandates that individuals who sustain brain injuries are entitled to receive compensation for economic losses and non-financial harm they endure in any situation where some person or entity intentionally or negligently causes injury. A West Palm Beach brain injury attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help those who have suffered brain injuries, or their family members, understand their rights and get the compensation and justice they deserve.
Under Florida laws, victims who suffer injuries or individuals who lose loved ones can pursue either a personal injury or wrongful death claim to obtain monetary compensation. Victims will need to prove:
Negligence and/or intentional wrongdoing are frequently the cause of brain injuries. For example, top reasons for brain injuries to develop include car accidents, falls, and intentional violence. A driver who causes a car wreck, a property owner whose negligent maintenance contributes to a fall, or an individual who acts violently can all be named as defendants in an injury or wrongful death claim. A West Palm Beach brain injury lawyer at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help injured victims or family members determine if there is a case against someone who caused the injury.
Victims in a personal injury case are entitled to compensation for medical bills and costs; lost income; pain and suffering; emotional distress; and other damages directly resulting from their injuries.
With a brain injury, the medical bills are often very high and there are often significant physical and emotional changes that result from the injury. While every case is different, this means that the help of an attorney, many victims are able to obtain generous settlements or larger jury verdicts due to the serious nature of a brain injury.
Wrongful death damages, on the other hand, include compensation for funeral expenses, lost companionship and medical expenses that were incurred before a death due to brain injury. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that as many as one-third of all deaths due to injury have brain injuries as contributing factors, so these types of wrongful death injury claims are fairly common.
If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury and you need help taking action, a West Palm Beach brain injury lawyer at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can provide you with astute legal guidance. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in getting compensation for a brain injury.
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