Catastrophic brain injuries can transform your quality of life forever. One day, you might be able to attend work, look after your children, and pursue your hobbies. The next day, after suffering a catastrophic brain injury, these things might not be possible.
If this sounds like your situation (or a loved one’s), you have the right to partner with a lawyer from our team. We can examine your case during your free case review and pursue what you need from the liable party. A Gainesville catastrophic brain injury lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns is ready to champion your rights today.
We Encourage You to Take Prompt Legal Action
Florida imposes a filing deadline on all civil cases – including those involving catastrophic brain injuries. Generally, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), you have four years to file your lawsuit.
Yet, this filing deadline largely depends on:
- When you discovered your condition
- The date you got hurt
- Whether the at-fault party fled the state
If you’re filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you typically have two years to file your case, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d). Our team will file your case within all necessary deadlines. However, we must learn about your situation first.
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We Help People Who Have Suffered Brain Injuries in These Situations
Since 1979, we’ve served people who have suffered brain injuries due to:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus collisions
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Slips and falls
- Premises liability incidents
- Defective products
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
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What Compensation Could Be Available in a Catastrophic Brain Injury Case?
After suffering a catastrophic brain injury, our lawyers can seek the cost of your:
The cost of medical care following a catastrophic brain injury could quickly threaten your financial resources. Emergency medical treatment is only one component, as these injuries often require ongoing care.
We can pursue the cost of your past, present, and future healthcare expenses through an insurance claim or a lawsuit.
A catastrophic brain injury could cause you to miss days from work – or prevent you from attending work at all. Compensation in your case could pay for your lost wages, tips, bonuses, and employee benefits.
Diminished Future Earnings
Even if you ultimately recover from the major symptoms of a catastrophic brain injury, your ability to maintain employment could be hampered for the rest of your life.
It is possible that you could be well enough to find a job, but only in a line of work that is much less lucrative than your previous job. The future loss in your earning potential could also be a part of your personal injury settlement.
Various Non-Economic Damages
A brain injury causes more than financial hardships; it can also affect your mental state, quality of life, and daily comfort levels. Compensable non-economic losses in your case may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
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Frequently Asked Questions About Payment
If you or someone you love is facing a catastrophic brain injury, it’s understandable to have questions about your legal options. Two of these questions may include:
How Much Does It Cost To Consult with Bogin, Munns, & Munns?
Our firm understands the hardships that come with a serious injury, which is why we always provide free consultations to injured claimants.
You have the opportunity to have your most pressing questions answered during a free consultation with a legal representative. During this discussion, you could learn more about the legal process in general. We can also explain what you can expect from the legal process itself.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Catastrophic Brain Injury Lawyer in Gainesville?
It costs you nothing upfront or out of pocket to hire our team. That’s because the injury team at Bogin, Munns & Munns works on a contingency-fee basis. Our attorney’s fees are contingent on us winning compensation for you.
We don’t want you to choose between getting medical attention and hiring a lawyer. With our team on your side, you don’t have to sacrifice anything. You could get medical care, take time off work, and hire an injury lawyer at no out-of-pocket cost to you.
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Examples of Catastrophic Brain Injuries
There are countless ways that the human brain could suffer a catastrophic injury. In general, these injuries fall into one of five broad categories. Each of these categories involves serious brain injuries that could alter the course of your life forever.
Concussions are by far the most common type of catastrophic brain injury. These injuries occur when a jolt or impact shakes the brain. This shaking can cause varying degrees of damage.
Some concussions have mild symptoms that clear up in short order. Others can lead to permanent consequences that follow you for the rest of your life.
A brain contusion is more commonly referred to as a brain bruise. This injury causes bleeding beneath the surface of the brain. While brain contusions frequently heal on their own, there are times when surgery is needed to prevent life-threatening outcomes.
Diffuse Axonal Injuries
A diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a type of brain injury that is similar to a concussion. Instead of suffering damage within the brain due to a jolt, a DAI results in damage to the nerves at the stem of the brain due to sudden shaking.
Penetrating Brain Injuries
Not every catastrophic brain injury will result from blunt force trauma. Penetrating brain injuries involve a foreign object piercing the brain. The most common examples of these injuries are gunshot wounds.
A coup-contrecoup injury is essentially two traumatic brain injuries in one. These injuries occur when an impact to the head damages the brain and causes it to accelerate into the opposite side of the skull. The brain then strikes the opposite side of the skull, resulting in an injury to two parts of the brain.
We’re Ready to Explore Your Legal Options Today
Whether from a car accident or a boat collision, catastrophic brain injuries can happen in a variety of ways. No matter how they happen, catastrophic brain injuries could bring about unexpected challenges in your personal and professional lives. A successful civil case could provide you with financial resources to address these hardships.
If you are ready to discuss your case, a Gainesville catastrophic brain injury lawyer is here to help. Our firm understands what is at stake for you and your family, and we look forward to serving as your advocate. Call (855) 686-6752 as soon as possible for a free consultation with Bogin, Munns & Munns.