Brain Injury / Traumatic Brain Injury / Head Injury in Jacksonville

Jacksonville brain injury lawyer Brett Hastings warns not to hesitate in obtaining a qualified and highly experienced attorney if you’ve suffered a brain injury. Proving personal injury liability in a brain injury lawsuit is tricky business because the full extent of the injuries and the impact they have are not readily apparent. Without a good lawyer with access to experts who can demonstrate and testify to your injuries, it will be difficult to convince a jury or judge of the full extent of your damages. Mr. Hastings and his team have extensive experience in handling difficult medical injury cases like brain injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as a result of an accident, assault or incident caused by someone else or by their negligence, Florida law allows you to pursue compensation for your damages from the party at fault in a court of law. You can recover medical expenses, loss of income, compensation for pain and suffering, and other damages related to your injuries. You can find more information about personal injury liability and injuries related to brain injuries here: Additional Practice Areas of Jacksonville brain injury lawyer Brett Hastings, including Head Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, Back Injuries, and Neck Injuries.

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Brain Injury Impact is Far-Reaching,
Jacksonville Brain Injury Lawyer Explains

When someone experiences a brain injury, every one in the victim’s family is impacted. This is especially true if the victim is the primary income-earner for the family and he or she is no longer able to work and earn an income. Even if this is not the case, the injured person has to have medical care and probably special care at home that changes everyone’s priorities and responsibilities, including financial priorities. Sometimes brain injury victims experience a change in personality that family members have to learn to cope with.

All of these changes and new financial burdens are stressful on the whole family. Sometimes family members and victims become so stressed that they display symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. If the incident leading to the brain injury was caused by someone else or was caused through someone’s negligence, the victim and their family have a right to be compensated for the financial, physical and psychological damages that are suffered.

According to the Center for Disease Control, the leading causes of traumatic brain injury are falls (28%), motor vehicle-traffic crashes (20%), events in which the victim struck or was struck by something (19%), and assaults (11%). All of these types of incident have someone at fault, either through a willful act, such as an attack or goofing around, or through negligence, such as leaving a dangerous obstacle someplace to be tripped over. That means that 78% of all traumatic brain injury-causing events have the potential to be a personal injury liability or brain injury lawsuit in which the victim and their family can receive compensation for damages.

Challenges of Proving Jacksonville Brain Injury by a Lawyer

Brain injuries can be particularly challenging to prove in court because the damage is not visually obvious, unlike paralysis from a spinal cord injury, which is easy to see. Severe brain injury may result in visual effects such as paralysis or mental handicap, but usually the victim seems healthy and normal to the average observer even though the injury has caused long-term or permanent disability that prevents them from working or living life as they did before.

However, a Jacksonville brain injury lawyer with experience in complex medical cases, like Brett Hastings, knows what kind of evidence and testimony to present in court in order to prove that brain injury has occurred and that damages are extensive. Mr. Hastings will put his team of investigators, medical consultants and other professionals to work for you and make sure you get the best care possible and get the compensation you need to pay for it.

Discuss your brain injury lawsuit with a Leading Jacksonville Brain Injury Lawyer Absolutely Free

If you would like to talk to a Jacksonville brain injury lawyer about your brain injury lawsuit, Mr. Hastings is happy to talk with you for free. Learn what your rights are and what to expect in the way of a personal injury settlement. You can arrange for a consultation with Jacksonville brain injury lawyer Brett Hastings on our Free Consults page.

Or Call Jacksonville brain injury lawyer Brett Hastings today at 904-247-4400.

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