Devastating Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries: Pursuing Legal Compensation

Any injury can affect you emotionally and financially. This is especially true of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). These catastrophic injuries can have devastating, far-reaching effects that can last a lifetime. The impact of a TBI extends beyond the injured person to their spouse, children, and parents. If you suffered a brain injury due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation by law. But it can be incredibly difficult to prove negligence and recover compensation in a brain injury case. In order to win your case, you must seek legal representation from an experienced personal injury attorney. Our brain injury attorneys in Tampa have over 125 years of combined legal experience. This experience, combined with our extensive resources and commitment to our clients, allows us to win compensation for our clients in the most complex brain injury cases. Call 813-473-6132 now to learn more about how we can help.

Attorneys at Carlson Meissner Law Firm on Personal Injury

Attorney Jennifer A. Burns

How Do Brain Injuries Occur?

A TBI can occur whenever a bump, blow, or sudden jolt to the head is severe enough to interrupt the brain’s normal functioning. These injuries often occur as a result of:

  • Traffic accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians
  • Falls
  • Acts of violence
  • Contact sports such as hockey, football, boxing, and soccer

TBIs are classified as either mild, moderate, or severe depending on the extent of the brain damage. Mild brain injuries, such as concussions, are the most common TBIs. Even though these injuries are not as serious as moderate or severe injuries, the truth is that there’s no such thing as a minor TBI. Every TBI can lead to long-term, devastating consequences for the victim and their family.

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How Can Our Attorneys Help You Recover Compensation For Your Brain Injury?

We take a highly strategic approach to cases involving catastrophic injuries such as TBIs. It is very important to accurately calculate both current and future damages in order to ensure you are fully compensated for your injuries. We work with medical experts to determine how much compensation you will need for your future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Through decades of experience, we are able to accurately calculate damages representative of your injuries and long-term recovery needs. Because these are typically high-value claims, the at-fault party’s insurance company will make it especially difficult for you to recover the compensation you deserve.

Remember, these insurance companies care about their profits, not people. But our attorneys aren’t afraid of aggressively negotiating with insurance companies in order to obtain the compensation you deserve. If the insurance company isn’t willing to make a fair offer, we won’t hesitate to take your case to court to help you seek justice. We will do whatever it takes to maximize the compensation you are awarded for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

What is the Statute of Limitations For Brain Injury Cases in Tampa?

The law limits the amount of time that brain injury victims have to take legal action against the party that has caused them harm. This law is called a statute of limitations. In Florida, the statute of limitations on most personal injury cases, including those involving brain injuries, is four years. This means if you are a brain injury victim, the law gives you four years from the date the injury occurred to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party.

The law may give you four years, but it’s in your best interest to take legal action as soon as possible. We need to thoroughly investigate your case in order to gather evidence that proves liability. But the longer you wait to contact us, the harder it can be to obtain this evidence. That’ why the sooner you hire our brain injury attorneys, the better the outcome of your case may be. Contact Carlson Meissner & Hayslett as soon as possible after sustaining a TBI.

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Schedule A Free Initial Consultation With Our Brain Injury Attorneys in Tampa Now

Have you suffered a brain injury? If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Let the skilled Tampa brain injury lawyers at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett help you fight for the compensation you deserve. We know the devastation that a brain injury can cause, which is why we work tirelessly to secure every dollar of compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation regarding your case, call 813-473-6132 or fill out the form here.

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