Brain injuries can be devastating and cause long-lasting or permanent damage – physically, emotionally, and financially. Our experienced brain injury attorneys in Florida have been helping people throughout Florida obtain their rightful financial compensation through settlements or court verdicts.

Types of Compensation in a Brain Injury Claim in Florida

You have legal rights if you suffered a traumatic brain injury in Florida due to someone else’s negligence or actions. You may be eligible to bring a claim against the negligent party for your injury, seeking compensation for economic and non-economic damages suffered.

Economic damages can easily have a dollar value assigned to them. These include:

  • Medical bills
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages

Non-economic damages are more subjective and may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium

There are no caps on these damages in Florida. As such, if your injuries occurred because of the particularly egregious actions of another, you may be able to pursue punitive damages as well. Punitive damages seek to “punish” the responsible party for their negligence. These damages are capped at $500,000 or three times the amount of economic and noneconomic damages combined, whichever is greater.

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Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Florida

Generally, brain injuries are categorized as open and closed TBIs, with closed being more common than open; the skull remains intact in closed TBIs. These injuries are further divided into mild, moderate, and severe. The most common causes of TBIs include the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Falls from heights
  • Hit by a heavy object
  • Explosions
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Violence and assault

Florida brain injury victims have four years from the date of the injury to file a claim as per Florida Statute § 95.11. It is essential to move swiftly and consult with our experienced brain injury attorneys as soon as possible before the evidence against the negligent parties gets diluted or disappears.

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What Evidence is Required to Calculate Damages in a Florida Brain Injury Claim?

When you file a traumatic brain injury claim through Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, our brain injury lawyers in Florida will collect the following types of evidence to determine the size of your injury claim:

  • Diagnostic test results that specify the nature of your injury
  • Medical reports duly certified by the treating doctors
  • Prescriptions and bills of follow-up treatment, medications, physical therapy, and mental health treatment
  • Expert testimony from third-party physicians and surgeons regarding the level of care you need to receive
  • Projected future expenditure on the medical care you require over the rest of your life in consultation with life planners
  • Calculation of the economic damage you sustained due to a reduction or a loss in your earning ability in consultation with financial experts
  • Testimonials from family and friends about the impact of your injury on your personal life
  • Detailed notes, photos, videos, and medical documentary evidence showing your extent of pain and suffering  

The results-oriented attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett have the skills and resources to collect compelling evidence and take on large insurance companies and defendants to maximize your recovery of damages.

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Talk to Our Skilled and Knowledgeable Brain Injury Attorneys in Florida – Book Your Free Consultation Today

The experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help you pursue a successful claim to win the maximum possible compensation. Our legal team is known for providing personalized legal representation and has a demonstrable track record of large settlements and verdicts in TBI cases.

Call us or write to us online to schedule your free and confidential consultation today.

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