Debilitating brain injuries can have a catastrophic impact on your life. If someone else is responsible for causing your injuries, you might wonder how you can bring them to justice.
A Florida brain injury lawyer at GED Lawyers can help you decide how to move forward. We can review your case during a free consultation and explain what you can expect from the claims process and who could be responsible for your damages.
Common Types of Brain Injuries in Florida
Brain injuries can take many forms. Some traumatic brain injuries we see come through the Florida civil court system include:
- Diffuse axonal injuries
- Hypoxic brain injuries
- Anorexic brain injuries
- Skull fracture
- Head injuries
If someone else is responsible for causing your brain injury through negligence or misconduct, you might have grounds for legal action against them. You can discuss your options for financial recovery when you contact our team to discuss the specific details of your injuries.
Accidents Known for Causing Florida Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can happen under the worst circumstances. However, some accidents more frequently produce head trauma and brain damage than others.
- Slips, trips, and fall accidents
- Ladder and scaffold accidents
- Accidents caused by wet floors
- Swimming pool accidents
- Trampoline accidents
- Dog bites
- Negligent security or improper maintenance
Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Electric scooter accident
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Boating accidents
- Bike accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose and treat
- Surgical mistakes
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Prescription medication errors
No matter the accident, if you or someone you love suffered a traumatic brain injury through another person’s negligence, we can help. One of our Florida brain injury attorneys can review your case and help you seek the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost income, and other losses.
How to Recover Total Compensation for Your Brain Injury Damages
You have the right to be repaid by the party responsible for how your traumatic brain injury has affected your life. For this reason, you should not limit yourself to one avenue of financial recovery. Instead, you might have multiple options available to you.
For example, depending on how your accident occurred, you could file a claim with the insurance company. In many cases, the defendant will have purchased liability insurance coverage. However, you might also have the right to file a claim with your insurer.
Finally, you could file a lawsuit if the defendant does not have enough insurance coverage to meet your needs or failed to carry liability insurance coverage. This option could ensure that you recover compensation for every single loss instead of the specific damages the insurance company will cover based on the liable party’s policy.
Damages You Could Recover in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Going to court is one of the top ways to ensure you maximize your compensation. Unlike an insurance claim that can only recover damages specified in the policy, a personal injury lawsuit allows you to seek both economic and noneconomic damages in their entirety.
Economic damages consist of your financial losses for any out-of-pocket expenses you paid. In addition, other monetary damages could be considered economic losses.
Examples of economic damages include:
- Medical bills for your current and future brain injury treatment
- The costs of your increased insurance premiums
- Property damages, including replacement costs for items damaged in the accident
- Loss of income, including wages, bonuses, and retirement contributions
- Reduced earning capacity if your injury permanently affects your ability to work
- Loss of household services, including unexpected childcare costs and household maintenance fees
You also have the right to recover noneconomic damages. Unfortunately, these damages are more difficult to calculate as they do not have a fixed monetary value. Instead, your attorney needs to quantify them based on how they have affected your life.
With that in mind, examples of noneconomic damages you could recover include:
- The emotional trauma you experienced
- Chronic physical pain and suffering
- The inconvenience your brain injury has caused
- Loss of love and companionship
- Loss of society and support
- Loss of protection and advice
- Loss of guidance and comfort
You Have Limited Time to Pursue Your Florida Brain Injury Case
Brain injury lawsuits in Florida have a strict statute of limitations. You must file your lawsuit within two years for personal injury cases stemming from your brain injury.
However, you might have less time to pursue your case if your brain injury resulted from medical malpractice or your loved one passed away due to a fatal brain injury. Florida law allows only two years to file lawsuits in those circumstances.
So, you do not want to risk losing your opportunity to bring the liable party to justice due to a simple deadline error. If you are unsure how much longer you have to pursue your case, do not hesitate to contact a brain injury attorney to discuss your situation.
Contact a Brain Injury Attorney in Florida Today
Your brain injury may have turned your life upside down. However, with the legal guidance and support of a Florida brain injury lawyer at GED Lawyers, you may be able to recover maximum compensation for your damages.
You can learn more about the next steps for your insurance or civil claims by contacting our office today for a no-cost, risk-free consultation. Please fill out our contact form or call us to get started on your case.