Are you suffering from a severe head injury in Florida? Check out these 5 common TBI questions, then call our Hillsborough County attorneys.
1) Can I pursue a traumatic brain injury lawsuit against a driver who hit me in a car accident?
We had a serious car accident recently in Tampa 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.
2) How long will it take to resolve my traumatic brain injury case?
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.
3) What expenses could I recover in a traumatic brain injury lawsuit?
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.
4) What is 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.
5) What should I do if the insurance company offers me a payment to not file a traumatic brain injury lawsuit?
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.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured by an accident in Florida and have questions about a traumatic brain injury? After reading these 5 common TBI questions, contact experienced Florida traumatic brain injury lawyers at Serrano Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
In order to serve you best, we have personal injury law offices located in both Tampa and Tampa.
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