Brain injuries can change the lives of both the person injured and their family in an instant. Suffering from a brain injury is a painful, stressful, and even scary experience. The good news is you do not need to go it alone. At Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin, a Florida brain injury lawyer helps injured people and their families get the full compensation available under the law. We are accomplished attorneys who combine decades of experience with a track record of success in the courtroom and through negotiated settlements.
How Do Brain Injuries Happen in Florida?
A brain injury can happen in several different ways, caused by a wide range of factors. At our firm, a Florida brain injury lawyer will tell you these types of accidents commonly result in brain injuries:
No matter the cause, anyone who sustains a brain injury in Florida has the right to seek compensation from those responsible. A Florida brain injury lawyer at our firm can assess your case and explore your options for obtaining compensation.
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How to Get Compensation for a Florida Brain Injury
Although no amount of compensation can allow you to go back in time and stop the injury from happening, it can ease the financial burden that often comes with an accident.
The compensation typically available in brain injury cases are designed to put the injured person and their family back in the financial position than they were before the injury. That includes compensation for medical and rehabilitation costs, missed wages, any reduction in long-term earning capacity, and the impact of the injury on the person’s daily life enjoyment.
To get compensation, you have to be able to prove negligence. This legal theory holds people and entities responsible when they do not live up to a certain “duty of care.”
Car, truck, and bus drivers, for example, have a legal duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. They are also expected to refrain from dangerous behavior, like speeding, aggressive driving, and getting behind the wheel while drowsy or intoxicated. A driver that does not live up to this responsibility (and their employer, in some situations) is considered negligent and liable for any accidents that happen as a result.
Property owners owe similar duties to people visiting the premises to keep it in a safe condition and warn of certain dangers. Meanwhile, doctors and medical professionals are expected to provide at least a certain minimum level of care based on their training and experience.
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Speak with a Florida Brain Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Florida, an experienced attorney at Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin can help.
Our office is conveniently located in West Palm Beach, and we serve clients throughout South Florida. Call 561-277-3367 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a Florida brain injury lawyer.
Can You Fully Recover from a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Recovering from a brain injury depends largely on the severity of your injury. As expected, the prognosis for recovering from a mild traumatic brain injury is usually better and shorter than that of a more serious injury. Those who suffer a mild head injury typically recover within a few months, although there are many variables that can affect this timeline. Recovering from a more serious injury can take longer. Additionally, a more serious injury raises the chances you will need some form of medical intervention as part of your recovery process such as speech therapy or physical therapy.