Florida Brain Injury Attorneys Obtain Justice and Fair Compensation For Victims
Brain injuries are some of the most severe injuries individuals can suffer, as they often lead to more serious health problems, including coma and even death in extreme circumstances.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another person, organization, or business, you may now require medical care that can quickly become cost prohibitive. In addition, brain injury victims often require lifelong medical care and treatments beyond the family’s ability to pay.
To make matters even worse, a brain injury victim may be unable to work and provide for their family, quickly creating financial hardship and making the situation that much worse.
For these reasons, if you’ve suffered a brain injury, one of the first steps you should take to protect yourself and your family is to hire a well-qualified personal injury attorney who will advocate on your behalf.
RTRLAW is a full-service law firm in Florida with experienced personal injury attorneys who are passionately committed to helping brain injury victims obtain the justice and maximum compensation they deserve after being injured by someone else’s negligence.
Contact RTRLAW or call us toll free at 1-833-HIRE-RTR (1-833-447-3787) for a free, no-obligation case review to explore your legal options.
How Do Most Brain Injuries Occur in Florida?
Brain damage and traumatic brain injuries differ from one another. Brain damage is typically not the result of trauma, whereas a traumatic brain injury (TBI) stems from a severe blow to the head and is often the result of negligence.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are classified into three distinct categories in Florida:
- Closed head injuries: Closed head injuries are the most common type of TBI injury victims suffer in Florida. Victims usually suffer this type of injury when involved in a car accident, and their head (and brain) moves rapidly back and forth.
- Penetrating or open wound injuries: As the name suggests, these types of TBIs occur when some type of object penetrates the skull and exposes the brain. Penetrating or open wound injuries are often the result of a violent attack or being struck with a projectile, such as if the victim is attacked with a knife or other sharp instrument.
- Crushing injuries: Crushing injuries occur when the brain suffers some type of compression between two objects, such as a motor vehicle accident with entrapment or a falling object. In the majority of cases, crushing injuries cause permanent damage to the skull and brain stem.
If you or your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, you need to seek qualified legal representation immediately. RTRLAW’s brain injury attorneys will look out for your best interests to ensure you receive the fair treatment and justice you deserve after being injured by negligence.
What Are the Long-term Consequences of a Brain Injury?
The long-term consequences of a brain injury depend on the area of the brain where the trauma occurred. For example, an injury on the left side of the brain can result in the victim having difficulty with their speech, reasoning abilities, comprehension, and even understanding of what others are saying.
Injuries to the right side of the brain can cause injury victims to experience problems with their memory, problem-solving, and attention span.
Injuries suffered to the forehead or frontal lobe often affect judgment and planning abilities. Brain injury victims who have experienced trauma to their frontal lobe lack impulse control and may engage in risky behaviors.
Some of the other long-term side effects brain injury victims may suffer include:
- Blurred vision
- Memory loss
- Inability to focus
- Mood swings
If you or your loved one has suffered a brain injury caused by another person’s negligence, contact RTRLAW immediately. Unfortunately, many injury victims hesitate to file a lawsuit to recover compensation. However, the responsible parties should be held accountable for the long-term consequences and effects of brain injuries on the victim and their families. In most cases, the only way to hold the negligent party accountable is to file a compensation claim.
What Type of Financial Compensation is Available to Florida Brain Injury Victims?
For Florida brain injury victims and their families, one of the most important questions they ask is what type of compensation they can recover after their accident. Brain injuries can result in the victim requiring long-term specialized medical care, including frequent testing and imaging, physical therapy, and rehabilitation, all of which are very costly.
RTRLAW has highly skilled brain injury attorneys who know the type and extent of medical care traumatic brain injury victims require. Our personal injury attorneys will fight to help you recover economic and non-economic damages, also called compensatory damages, to reimburse you for the injuries you have suffered. Depending on the circumstances of the case, you also may qualify to recover punitive damages.
What Are Economic Damages in Florida?
Economic damages are awarded to brain injury victims to reimburse them for any money they have or may have to pay in the future due to being injured. Some of the most frequently awarded economic damages include:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Medical expenses also may cover the cost of prescription drugs, hospital and doctor visits, and in-home care.
What Types of Non-Economic Damages Can Florida Brain Injury Victims Recover?
Non-economic damages are awarded to brain injury victims in Florida to compensate them for other types of losses. Although non-economic damages are awarded based on the unique circumstances of the case, some of the most frequently awarded damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
- Permanent disfigurement and scarring
How Do Brain Injury Victims Recover Punitive Damages in Florida?
Punitive damages differ from compensatory damages, which are granted to reimburse an injury victim for their financial and non-financial losses. Instead, punitive damages are granted to punish the wrongdoer for their actions and send a warning to others not to repeat similar behavior.
Florida courts only allow a victim to recover punitive damages if there is clear and convincing evidence that demonstrates the defendant’s actions were grossly negligent or intentional.
Florida law caps punitive damages at three times the amount of compensatory damages or $500,000, whichever is greater. A highly experienced brain injury attorney like the ones at RTRLAW can evaluate your case and determine if you are eligible to request punitive damages.
What Are the Benefits of Choosing RTRLAW to Represent Me in a Brain Injury Claim?
RTRLAW’s highly trained attorneys will gladly meet with you and explain what legal options may be available. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping brain injury victims recover the compensation they deserve.
We realize that after suffering a brain injury, your life (or the life of your injured loved one) will be changed forever. Our attorneys will fight to recover fair compensation that adequately provides for your needs now and in the future.
RTRLAW’s experienced and aggressive attorneys are available to meet with clients over the phone or at one of our six convenient offices in Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Lake Worth, and by appointment only in our Miami and Jacksonville offices.
Our attorneys and investigators also can come to you – even if you’re in the hospital or confined to home due to your injuries. If we choose to take your case, you will pay nothing upfront. RTRLAW works on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay zero fees unless we win your case and recover money for you.
RTRLAW started in 1988 as a personal injury firm in Florida. Since then, RTRLAW has represented tens of thousands of clients and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars. Our attorneys fight hard to get our clients the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
To receive a free, no-obligation case review, please contact us, CHAT WITH US NOW, or call or text us 24 hours a day, seven days a week toll-free at 1-833-HIRE-RTR (1-833-447-3787), or email [email protected].