"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
Brain Injury Claims in Florida
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we represent those who have been seriously hurt in auto accidents, construction accidents, swimming pool accidents, and other circumstances involving negligence. If you or someone in your family is facing a long recovery or even permanent disability resulting from brain injury or other serious personal injury, contact one of the attorneys at our local Florida offices.
Call (855) 933-3881 to schedule your free consultation.
Handling Serious & Catastrophic Injuries
No matter how your accident occurred, our firm works closely with experts from many fields in order to prove the facts establishing liability against the defendant as well as to document the extent and duration of your injuries, and what will be required to help you adjust to life after a permanent disability.
We make sure that no component of your loss and future expenses is overlooked in serious injury cases involving:
- Mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injury
- Closed head injuries, including post-concussion syndrome
- Back or neck injuries involving disc trauma, laminectomy, or disc fusion surgery
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Amputation of an arm or leg, or loss of an eye or ear
- Scarring and disfigurement from the accident itself or from the resulting surgery
- Severe or extensive burn injuries, whether caused by fire, explosion, electrocution, or chemical exposure
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) vs. Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is the result of trauma to the head and skull, such as from a car accident; slip and fall; or falling scaffolding, tile, or other debris. This is different from a non-traumatic brain injury, also known as an acquired brain injury (ABI), which is linked to stroke, near-drowning, exposure to toxins, a lack of oxygen, or other internal issues. ABIs can be the result of medical malpractice or an accident occurring in a neglected work environment or commercial property.
Determining Liability in Brain Injury Claims
While the seriousness of your injury is just one factor in determining what damages you may seek and how much compensation may ultimately be awarded, there are a few other issues that come into play in any claim for compensation. Liability for your accident may fall on different people, such as a property owner, if you slipped and fell in a dangerous or neglected property; a manufacturer, if your brain injury resulted from a defective product; or a doctor if your brain injury resulted from medical malpractice.
Florida also has a no-fault insurance law, meaning your insurance company is required to pay for a part of your medical care if you sustained a brain injury as the result of a car, truck, or motorcycle crash. This payment, however, is usually insufficient, as insurance companies will often try to minimize your compensation to protect their bottom line. It is important that you do not accept any offers from the insurance company before discussing your settlement offer with our attorneys.
How We Can Fight for You
We move quickly to preserve evidence, hire experts to support the technical aspects of your claim, and identify any and all of the defendants who might be held accountable for your injuries. In the most serious cases, however, the full extent of your damages and need for future treatment and rehabilitative care might not be known for many months or even years. In those cases, we make sure that any settlement offer presented for your consideration is sufficient to cover the full range of your needs, both present and future.