Approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.1 Traumatic brain injuries, often referred to as “TBIs,” often leave their victims with significant physical, mental, and emotional problems. Even mild TBIs can leave victims with headaches, memory problems, difficulty concentrating, and an inability to work for weeks, if not months. Severe TBIs, on the other hand, can result in cognitive or physical problems that can last a lifetime and may even result in the need for in-home or around-the-clock medical care.
Fortunately, in many instances, Florida law2 entitles victims of TBI injuries caused by the negligence of others to significant financial compensation for their losses, including their medical expenses, lost income, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of future earning potential, among others. While the vast majority of cases are settled long before either party sees the inside of a courtroom, in some TBI cases, it becomes necessary to file a lawsuit in order to ensure that a victim is properly compensated. When this occurs, it is essential for victims to have the representation of a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney. Many people do not realize the significant resources that are often required to litigate a personal injury case, and victims generally do not have the time, money, or legal expertise to adequately represent themselves. By retaining a law firm like the Dolman Law Group, victims can maximize their chances of recovery. Below is some information detailing why it is important to retain an attorney and how an attorney can help.
Litigating a traumatic brain injury case can require a significant investment of time
If a case is going to trial, that means that there are contested issues that the parties are unable to resolve between themselves. As a result, each side will be trying to establish its case by presenting evidence in support of their position. The kinds of evidence that may be relevant in TBI case include:
- Medical records
- Vehicle maintenance records
- Incident reports
- Police reports
- Surveillance footage
- Witness interviews
- Photographic evidence of a condition on a premises
After an accident resulting in TBI, the process of obtaining and reviewing evidence may take hundreds of hours. In addition, people who are unfamiliar with personal injury law will generally be unaware of the evidence that must be gathered and the way in which it should be presented to the court. Retaining an attorney who is familiar with litigating personal injury will ensure that this process is conducted quickly, efficiently, and accurately.
Litigating a traumatic brain injury case can require a significant investment of money
In many TBI and other types of personal injury cases, a significant amount of money is required to adequately prepare for and conduct a trial. The use of specialist expert witness and consultants is often required, and these parties regularly charge hundreds of dollar per hour. When you retain the attorneys of the Dolman Law Group, our firm pays for these up-front costs and will not collect any fees from our clients unless we successfully recover a settlement or award on their behalf. Any payment we receive will be collected as a percentage of your total recovery, so at no point will you be required to reach into your pocket to pay your attorneys.
Contact a Tampa TBI attorney to schedule a free case evaluation
Effectively litigating a serious traumatic brain injury case is extremely difficult for a victim to do without retaining legal counsel. The representation of an attorney can have a significant impact on the outcome of a TB and, in some cases, can mean the difference between recovering nothing and or a significant sum. In addition, generally speaking, represented parties obtain more compensation than those who choose to represent themselves. The Dolman Law Group is a team of experienced Tampa TBI lawyers who are committed to protecting the legal rights of their clients. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at 727-451-6900.
Dolman Law Group
800 North Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33756