Martin County Brain Injury
Every day, more than 150 people throughout the United States die from traumatic brain injury-related complications. And every day, the personal injury attorneys at Donaldson & Weston aggressively fight to help the injured and their surviving loved ones fight for the justice and compensation they deserve.
If you or someone you love has suffered a blow to the head in some kind of preventable accident and you want to pursue compensation from the liable party, we can help. Our Martin County brain injury lawyers have represented hundreds of clients, giving us a unique skillset and knowledge that few law firms possess.
Let us handle the logistics of your case so you can focus on recovering. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free consultation.Damages in Florida Brain Injury Claims
Since every brain injury is different, there’s no universal approach to calculating damages in these cases. But generally speaking, personal injury claimants in the state of Florida can pursue compensation for the following economic and non-economic damages:
- Past and future medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of earning capacity;
- Mental anguish;
- Pain and suffering;
- Scarring and disfigurement; and
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
Of course, the severity of the TBI, the prognosis, and how the TBI has affected your life and the lives of loved ones will influence the settlement calculations. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may also be entitled to a punitive award.
Unlike economic and non-economic damages, punitive damages do not actually reimburse claimants for costs incurred as a result of the accident. Instead, they aim to punish the liable party for egregious behavior and to deter them from committing similar transgressions in the future.
In the state of Florida, personal injury claimants may be entitled to a punitive award if they can prove the defendant’s actions were malicious, fraudulent, deliberately violent, or committed with such recklessness that they exhibited a wanton disregard for the rights, safety, or lives of others. In other words, plaintiffs may be able to recover punitive damages if they can demonstrate the liable party’s actions were committed with intentional malice or gross negligence.
If you think your claim warrants a punitive award, it is wise to seek legal counsel. Proving economic damages may be relatively straightforward, but demonstrating intentional malice or gross negligence poses certain challenges, and the opposing party will do everything in their power to minimize their liability.Call 772-266-5555 to Speak with a Brain Injury Attorney in Martin County
If you want to file a brain injury claim in Florida, turn to Donaldson & Weston. We offer the personalized, one-on-one counsel of a small firm, but we have the resources of a large practice.
Our brain injury attorneys take great pride in helping innocent accident victims recover the compensation they need to feel whole again. Call 772-266-5555 or use our Online Contact Form to set up a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Martin County.