Suffering a brain injury can be a life-altering event. Victims may lose cognitive function and mobility and develop other health complications. With that comes medical expenses for treatment and likely the loss of work and independence. If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the financial burden that this creates alone. When someone else’s careless actions lead to your harm, you can seek compensation from them.
Financial stability can bring peace of mind to you and your family during this difficult time. A traumatic brain injury lawyer at Dismuke Law may be able to take your case and help you recover the money you need and deserve. We provide a free personal injury consultation to people who want to learn more about their legal options. You can contact us through our Ask Dave line right now.
We Are Your Traumatic Brain Injury Advocates
Our TBI lawyers in Tampa work hard to protect the rights and interests of our clients, even when we deal with insurance companies. We know the challenges that individuals and families face after a catastrophic accident, and our staff is here for you every step of the way. Our law firm is committed to providing legal services with empathy, dignity, and respect. As you fight a harrowing recovery battle, let us fight the legal one.
Our injury lawyers will handle every detail of your case, which could include:
- Investigating the accident or incident that led to your traumatic brain injury
- Determining who is liable for paying damages
- Calculating the total amount of compensation you should receive based on your injuries and losses
- Communicating with the insurance company or defending party
- Negotiating a fair settlement
- Filing a lawsuit if necessary
- Fighting for you in court
For a free legal consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving Tampa, call 863-250-5050
Ask Dave: How Much Is a TBI Case Worth?
Compensation for a traumatic brain injury will vary based on the specifics of your case. Generally, the more severe the injury, the higher compensation you would receive. TBI settlements, like any other personal injury case, are dependent on the damages you experienced because of the accident.
Florida laws empower injury victims to seek compensation for financial losses and pain and suffering in most situations. In some cases, you may even be entitled to punitive damages if the opposing party’s actions were egregious.
Damages You May Recover
On average, traumatic brain injuries can result in lifetime treatment expenses that span from $85,000 to $3 million. Your compensation may or may not fall in that range, but if handled correctly, your case could result in a settlement or court award that covers the total cost of your injury-related expenses and losses. Your TBI compensation could include:
- Emergency medical services, hospital bills, doctor’s visits, etc.
- Surgeries, diagnostic scans, such as CAT scans and MRIs
- Lost income, employment benefits, or sales due to missed work
- Diminished earning potential and lost opportunities due to disability
- Physical and/or occupational therapy
- Travel costs
- Replacement household services
- Long-term care or at-home nursing care
- Assistive devices and technology
- Prescription medication
- Mental health therapy
- Ongoing pain and other physical trauma from the accident
- Reduced cognitive function or mobility
- Reduced quality of life
- Lost enjoyment
Our traumatic brain injury attorneys in Tampa, FL, will carefully review your case, gather documentation of your losses and expenses, and file a claim or lawsuit for what you deserve.
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Ask Dave: How Much Time Do I Have to File a TBI Lawsuit?
The deadline for filing a traumatic brain injury lawsuit is generally four years under Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a). You can bring your lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires by contacting a lawyer on our team.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
Thousands of people enter the hospital with some form of brain injury every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). TBIs occur when the brain is shaken around the skull or penetrated by an object, such as a bullet. These catastrophic injuries range from mild to severe. The common causes of brain injury include:
- Falling: The number one cause of brain injury in the elderly
- Car accidents: The leading cause of TBI in young people
- Sports and recreational activity: People who play high-impact sports like football are especially at risk of brain trauma.
- Violence: Domestic violence victims experience head trauma that leads to brain injury.
- Combat: Military servicemen may suffer TBI from explosions, training, and other combat interactions
Regardless of the cause of your injury, our Tampa traumatic brain injury attorneys will do everything within their power to bring you the best possible outcome.
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Our Brain Injury Lawyers Include Pain and Suffering in Your Case
We carefully consider the losses you’ve suffered financially and the continued impact of the brain injury on your life to determine a fair amount of pain and suffering damages.
For TBI victims, it’s essential that your pain and suffering is accounted for, as this injury can change your life in unimaginable ways. Many people with a brain injury lose their independence, never return to work, suffer permanent disability, make repeated visits to the hospital, and suffer depression and other emotional distress. Our legal team strives to make sure you are adequately compensated to restore some facet of a normal life and provide help to obtain the care and comfort you need.
We Know How to Get Results
One of our most recent case victories also happens to be one of our biggest wins. In December 2022, the Dismuke Law team led by board-certified civil trial lawyer David C. Dismuke recovered more than $30 million for a teen who suffered a traumatic brain injury after a drunk driver struck him. A five-year battle culminated in a jury verdict that included punitive damages. Our dedicated traumatic brain injury lawyers in Tampa, FL, will fight just as hard for justice on your behalf.
Hiring a Tampa Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Costs Nothing Upfront
There are no upfront expenses to obtain legal representation at our firm. We work on contingency, so you only pay if we win your case. Even then, you never come out-of-pocket. We receive a percentage from the settlement or court-ordered award you receive. Call Dismuke Law for a free consultation today to speak to a Tampa traumatic brain injury lawyer at our firm.