Port St. Lucie Brain Injury Attorneys
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are nearly three million documented emergency room visits related to head injuries every year. Millions of Americans are also diagnosed with a brain injury annually.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is arguably the most complex human injury to understand – especially because each of our thought processes is unique. No two patients with a brain injury will react the same or have the same medical course. Brain injury symptoms can range from subtle to life-changing.
At Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa, our experienced Port St. Lucie brain injury attorneys have represented clients diagnosed with mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injuries. We understand the challenges these clients face as well as the innovative and unique treatment and rehabilitation programs available for victims suffering from brain injuries. In addition, we are fiercely committed advocates for injured victims. In these catastrophic injury cases, we work to obtain maximum recovery for our clients.
Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can be caused by a variety of different accidents or events. Sometimes, no one is to blame; other times, another party was negligent, careless, reckless, or even intentional in causing bodily harm to someone who sustained a brain injury. TBIs can arise from the following:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Intentional acts of violence
- Defective or dangerous consumer products
- Sports accidents
Those who suffer a brain injury should consult with experienced Port St. Lucie brain injury lawyers to determine their legal rights. Depending on the specific circumstances of their injury, they could be owed compensation for their damages.
Damages Arising from Brain Injury Accidents
Damages refer to the suffering, costs, and inconveniences an injury victim incurs as a direct result of their injuries. Damages can be divided into two categories; economic and non-economic.
Economic damages include:
- Medical bills and expenses
- Lost wages and income
- Legal fees
Economic damages are also referred to as special damages. They are generally easily proven with receipts, bills, or a wage loss statement. Depending on the severity of a brain injury, the injured individual may have extensive economic damages. They may also be entitled to compensation for future medical bills and future lost wages.
Non-economic, or general, damages can be more challenging to prove because they are subjective. However, they are no less critical to a brain injury claim. Non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
There is a third type of damage that victims might be able to receive, known as punitive damages. Only the courts can award punitive damages as they are assigned to punish the at-fault party for their careless or wanton actions and deter future similar behaviors. If punitive damages are appropriate in your case, your Port St. Lucie brain injury attorneys can request them on your behalf.
Contact the Compassionate Port St. Lucie Brain Injury Attorneys at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa Today
The compassionate Port St. Lucie brain injury lawyers at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa understand a brain injury's long-term and far-reaching implications, and we are here for you. Call us at 561-867-4102 or use our convenient online contact form to schedule your no-obligation case consultation today.