"Whether it's a whiplash, serious injury or wrongful death case, we pride ourselves on representing you with the personal service and aggressive representation that you expect and deserve!" -Attorney Ron Sholes
Jacksonville Brain Injury Lawyer
Brain Injury Claims in Duval County
Brain injuries are catastrophic injuries that often affect everything from an individual’s physical capabilities to their cognitive functioning. Often, brain injury victims require extensive medical attention, ongoing care, and lifelong support. In severe cases, victims may never be able to care for themselves, work, or support their families ever again.
Tragically, many brain injuries result from entirely preventable accidents. If you believe you or your loved one was injured due to another person or party’s negligence, we invite you to get in contact with our legal team as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we represent clients throughout Florida in Georgia who have suffered serious, life-altering brain injuries as a result of someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct.
At our Jacksonville office, our friendly and caring staff is ready to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you call, you will always be connected with a real, live person who can guide you through the next steps and set you up with a free consultation with one of our Jacksonville brain injury lawyers.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as an acquired brain injury, is any injury to the brain that occurs after birth. As the name implies, these injuries often result from traumatic events, such as car accidents, falls, or acts of violence, such as assault.
Examples of common TBIs include:
- Concussions: Caused by a severe jolt or blow to the head, resulting in some degree of damage depending on the severity of the injury
- Coup-Contrecoup: Occurring when the brain hits the inside of the skull on the opposite side as the point of contact
- Diffuse Axonal Injury: Characterized by the “shearing” or tearing of the connections within the brain
- Penetrating Injury: Caused by a foreign object fracturing and penetrating the skull, making contact with the brain
Brain injuries are categorized as either open-head injuries or closed-head injuries, depending on whether or not there is an open wound (as in the case of a penetrating brain injury). While the severity of a specific injury can vary greatly depending on the unique factors involved, all brain injuries are serious. If you suspect you or someone else has sustained any type of head or brain injury, seek medical attention right away.
Who Is Liable for Your Damages?
Like any personal injury claim, proving liability is an important element of a brain injury case. To recover compensation for your damages, which are likely to be significant, you must establish who is liable. Typically, the liable person or party is the one who caused the injury through negligence, breach of contract, default, or unlawful conduct.
Our Jacksonville brain injury lawyers can help you identify who is liable for your injury and the resulting damages. Depending on the specifics of your situation, you may need to turn to your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance for compensation. However, brain injuries are almost always considered “serious injuries,” allowing you to go outside Florida’s no-fault system and seek full compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and non-economic losses, including pain and suffering.
Damages Commonly Available in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
One of the main things that makes brain injury cases more complex than other types of personal injury claims is the nature and extent of victims’ damages. Not only do brain injuries have immense effects on victims, but they are also very costly to treat. It is not uncommon for brain injury victims and their families to spend hundreds of thousands—or even millions— of dollars in medical bills over the course of the victim’s lifetime. In addition, those who suffer severe brain injuries will often be unable to work, meaning they are also losing income on top of trying to keep up with mounting medical costs.
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we fight to recover the maximum compensation our clients are owed for their damages. This often includes compensation for:
- All current and future medical costs
- Future medical expenses
- In-home/caregiver costs
- Current and future lost wages, income, and earnings
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress
- Lost quality of life
We have a proven record of success in handling even highly complex traumatic brain injury cases. Our attorneys understand how to evaluate the full extent of your losses and, most importantly, are ready to fight for every penny you deserve.
There Are No Fees Unless We Win
After a serious brain injury, you have enough to worry about; you shouldn’t have to also stress about finding the right attorney—or paying for one. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we offer all of our legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only collect attorneys’ fees if and when we win your case. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for you, and if we do not recover compensation on your behalf, you do not owe us a dime.
As your neighborhood attorney, we are committed to providing the client service and support you deserve. Our clients receive their attorneys’ personal cell phone numbers so that they can experience unlimited accessibility and guidance throughout the legal process.
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we don’t just settle—we fight! Call us at (855) 933-3881 to speak to one of our Jacksonville traumatic brain injury lawyers today for free.