The Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Guide was created by Serrano | McGuire to help residents who have been injured obtain maximum compensation for their claim.
With Offices In Tallahassee And Wesley Chapel
Being involved in an accident that leaves you with a TBI is awful. The way your life changes after a severe injury like this can be scary and confusing. First, we would like to say how sorry we are that you are dealing with this. Our Florida TBI attorneys want you to get the justice you deserve. We know how to defend your rights to full and fair compensation. If you want fierce representation, call our office today to set up your free initial consultation.
Tips for a Successful TBI Claim
We understand that this accident may have made you feel helpless, but there are things that you can do if you want success when you pursue justice. First and foremost, you need to act immediately. You should immediately get to the doctor, emergency room, or urgent care to seek medical treatment. You should also call Florida TBI attorneys to represent you right away. You don’t get a second chance of justice. If you wait too long, your evidence could disappear and your witnesses could forget what happened, which makes success more difficult.
You were going to be bringing your claim against the liable party who is directly responsible for causing your accident. The liable party is going to be represented by their insurance company who is responsible for your competition award. Your attorneys have the task of holding those parties accountable for the damages you suffered and your traumatic brain injury. They will make sure that you don’t settle for anything less than what is full and fair. They will also handle communications between the insurance company to protect your rights further.
We encourage you to make the call to our Florida TBI attorneys as soon as you possibly can to get started right away. I will look at the details of your case and advise you on the next step you need to take in order to have a successful claim and get the justice you deserve.
What You Need to Know Right Now
If you were involved in an accident and you aren’t sure yet if you suffered traumatic brain injury, the very first thing that you need to do is seek immediate medical attention. Brain injuries are not something to take lightly and they are not something to wait on. They could be fatal in some cases. Your well-being is the most important thing if you feel like you got a head injury. Some of them are mild and don’t take too long to heal from but other times they’re serious and cause permanent damage. Here are some of the symptoms that you need to be on the lookout for after your accident:
- Mild to severe headaches or migraines
- Pupil dilation
- Loss of consciousness
- Behavioral changes
- Loss of your smell or taste
- Ringing in the ears
How Florida TBI Attorneys Help You
You may have preconceived notions about what hiring a attorney means. You might think that a personal injury attorney is super expensive and really doesn’t make a difference in the long term to what happens with your case. That couldn’t be further from the truth. For one, you’re not going to be spending tons of money before you even file a claim. Our Florida TBI attorneys don’t charge you for working on their case until and unless they win your case. And in the long run having someone by your side who knows the obstacles you will face and seeking justice is going to be very valuable to the success of your claim.
You already have to worry so much about your health. There’s a lot of stress in your life because you went through this terrible accident. Your life is now very different and more challenging. We wouldn’t want you to have to learn how to defend your rights against the insurance company who wants to do anything they can to save themselves money. Let your attorney take care of that for you.
Traumatic Brain Injuries on Someone’s Property
We had a client in Tallahassee that slipped and fell at someone else’s home where he was a guest. Unfortunately, he sustained a diagnosed traumatic brain injury. The question was whether he could have pursued a lawsuit in this particular case against the residence owner. The short answer to that question is, yes, it’s a possibility.
With all slip and fall type cases, regardless of the type in injury you suffered, there’s an analysis that has to be conducted and that should be conducted right away, with regard to responsibility or liability. Just because you fall somewhere, doesn’t mean the owner is responsible, so you need a lawyer that’s going to evaluate that case right away. You don’t want to be sitting in a law office five months after the initial consult and the law firm is telling you they’re not going to take your case because there’s no liability. That needs to be determined soon. It may not be determined right away at the initial consult, but it needs to be determined shortly thereafter so that we know whether you have a case or not.
Give us a call and we’ll be glad to review your premises liability case and review the severity of the traumatic brain injury. Give us a call in our Tallahassee office.
Traumatic Brain Injuries From a Car Accident
We had a serious car accident recently in Wesley Chapel where, unfortunately, our client sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence. Unfortunately, the other driver was looking down at his cell phone, was not paying attention to the road, and literally smashed through our client’s windshield and drove his vehicle over our client’s car. Our client’s head was injured in the accident and he sustained a traumatic brain injury. He was tested immediately after the accident, and several tests after determined that he had a traumatic brain injury.
These cases are very difficult. They need to be evaluated at the outset. The proper medical procedures need to be conducted, and the person needs to seek out treatment. When you have a case like this, you need an attorney that’s going to communicate with you from the outset and throughout the entire process, and you need someone that is skilled in these types of cases and is willing to take your case to trial. We would be glad to examine your case and evaluate it for you at no cost.
Choosing The Right Brain Injury Lawyer
We had a client in Wesley Chapel who had a traumatic brain injury, sometimes abbreviated as TBI in the medical literature. Those are usually significant claims in terms of damages, unfortunately.
To select the best attorney for a TBI case, you probably want someone who’s experienced in that area, but also someone who is going to communicate with you at the initial consultation. If you’re not getting to see your lawyer at the initial consultation, you’re probably not going to be able to get an effective evaluation of what this case entails and maybe what the value is. It is impossible to determine the exact value of a traumatic brain injury case at the initial consult, but communication is essential throughout the entire process.
If you, a loved one, or family member has been involved in a serious accident, sustained a closed head injury or any type of traumatic brain injury, call our offices and we will discuss it and give you a free evaluation.
Traumatic Brain Injury Claim Timeline
Lots of clients ask us how long it’s going to take for their case to be completed or settled. We don’t really know those answers. A lot of it depends on the severity of the injury. When you’re dealing with a traumatic brain injury, the injuries are usually severe. If it’s diagnosed, it could be a case that’s worth a lot in terms of past medical bills and future medical bills, and those are items that may take a while to properly evaluate. Sometimes, it is a matter of you just continuing to go to the doctor and seeking out treatment.
Patience is always a virtue with these cases. If you have a good lawyer who’s communicating with you throughout the process, they will make your life easier. Certainly, the goal in any of these cases, if you’re pursuing it, is to obtain maximum value. Traumatic brain injuries can be mild, but they can also be very, very severe and they should be taken seriously. Give us a call and we’ll evaluate your case.
Expenses Recoverable in a Brain Injury Case
Our clients who have sustained traumatic brain injuries and have subsequent cases usually incur a lot of costs. There are a lot of expert evaluations that are involved, and the cases can be expensive. One client in particular asked us, “What kind of expenses can I recover?” They asked this at the consultation. His medical bills had literally gone up the roof following the accident, and his question was, “How can I recover those?”
Given that there was an at-fault party in this case – it was a car accident – we were able to successfully pursue that case and pursue his medical bills, but not just the medical bills in the past but also the medical bills he’s reasonably certain to incur in the future. That’s the value of having a trial lawyer who is able to effectively evaluate every single element of your traumatic brain injury case and pursue the maximum value for your recovery.
We will be glad to review your case for you. Give us a call.
Definition of a Traumatic Brain Injury
There’s a lot of talk about traumatic brain injuries in the state of Florida. We had a client recently in Tampa who basically asked us that question: What constitutes a traumatic brain injury? Usually, it’s a significant blow to the head but the injury could also be mild. There are mild cases of TBI and there are also serious cases, where someone sustained a closed head injury, brain damage.
The quick answer, and it kind of goes in line with the times these days, is to go get tested. Get tested and find out if you have one. There are medical facilities that will perform studies that will determine whether you’ve suffered or sustained a traumatic brain injury. After that, if you have an injury and there’s a party that’s at-fault, go see a lawyer who is experienced in that area of law, who will take your case to trial, if necessary, and who will effectively evaluate the case.
We’ll be glad to review your claim with you. Give us a call in Tampa.
Initial Offer For a Traumatic Brain Injury Case
We had a client with a traumatic brain injury that he sustained, unfortunately, after an accident in Hillsborough County, Tampa. The insurance company for the at-fault party was promptly acting on the case and offered our client a settlement, and this was prior to his initial consultation at our office. The question he asked when he called, “Should I accept this? Should I just settle my case?” The answer to that is no.
Insurance companies are designed, with their adjusters, to adjust your claim and to pay the smallest amount they can pay. That’s just their job. They’re in the business to do that with regard to these claims. You need an experienced lawyer that’s willing to take your traumatic brain injury case to trial and who can evaluate the case. It starts with communication at the initial consultation and throughout the entire process. Call us today.
Give us a call to discuss your claim and we will gladly evaluate it for you.
Call Our Florida TBI Attorneys Today
Have you suffered a traumatic brain injury because of somebody else’s carelessness or negligence? You should reach out to our Florida traumatic brain injury attorneys as soon as you possibly can to start building a strong case for your full and fair justice. We will fight tooth and nail and take your case all the way to trial if need be to get you what you deserve. Call us right away and set up your free initial consultation.
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