- 1.4 million people suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury each year in the United States
- About 235,000 are hospitalized
- 1 million are treated in hospital emergency rooms
Source: National Institutes of Health
Brain injuries often cause serious trauma that can change a victim’s life forever. At the Hollander Law Firm, we provide vigorous legal representation to help victims and their families who need a catastrophic injury lawyer to pursue the financial recovery that they deserve. For over 23 years, Boca Raton brain injury attorney Gregg Hollander has guided accident victims throughout South Florida. He maintains offices in Boca Raton and Naples, at which he can meet with injured individuals and their families to explore their options.Seeking Compensation for Brain Injuries
Victims of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may suffer delayed symptoms. These types of injuries result most often from a sudden, violent blow to the head. As a result of the impact, the brain collides with the interior of the skull. Victims often suffer devastating injuries, including bleeding and bruising in the brain as well as torn nerve fibers. A TBI may be classified as a closed injury, which is when the brain is not exposed, or as a penetrating (or open) injury, which is when another object breaks through the skull and enters the outer membrane of the brain.
Following an accident, such as a car crash, it is critical to receive immediate medical attention in order to both prevent further complications and to ensure there is a causal connection established between a catastrophic injury and the event. A traumatic brain injury resulting from an accident caused by another person may entitle the victim to a claim based on a negligence theory of law. For many individuals, pursuing legal compensation after their accident aids them financially, particularly in light of high medical costs, as well as psychologically, by giving them a sense of justice once the responsible party has been held accountable. A brain injury lawyer in the Boca Raton area may be an invaluable aid in this process.
To hold a defendant liable following an accident, the plaintiff must show the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care, breached that duty, and caused their injuries and damages. For example, in a motor vehicle accident leading to a brain injury, the plaintiff would demonstrate that the defendant breached their duty of care. This may be shown through the defendant’s careless behavior such as texting while driving, or speeding through an intersection. Next, the plaintiff must show that but for the defendant's negligence, the crash would not have occurred. This is also known as causation, and in the case of brain injuries, it is important to receive medical attention to help prove this negligence element.
Victims may be able to secure both economic and non-economic forms of compensation after suffering a traumatic brain injury. Some common examples include medical expenses, lost income, the costs of future treatment and therapy, lost earning capacity, property damage, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of capacity for enjoyment of life. In many situations, a victim's attorney will retain a medical expert to explain how the mechanics of the accident led to the victim's brain damage, as well as how their injuries will affect their daily life.Consult a Brain Injury Attorney in Boca Raton
For over two decades, Boca Raton brain injury lawyer Gregg Hollander has helped accident victims throughout South Florida, including Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Our office provides each client personal and individual services, because we understand the unique nature of every case. At the Hollander Law Firm, we help victims regardless of where in Florida they reside or were injured, including Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hollywood, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, Wellington, and Coconut Creek. Contact our office for by calling (888) 751-9770 or using our online form to set up a free consultation with a knowledgeable accident attorney. We can investigate your claim and explain your legal options.