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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding TBI Claims

FAQ Traumatic Brain Injury FloridaThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates1 that an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury2 (TBI) every year. Out of these 1.7 million, 275,000 are serious enough to require hospitalization. A traumatic brain injury occurs when trauma to the head results in a disruption with the way the brain normally functions. Importantly, an impact between head and another object does need to take place for a TBI to occur – sometimes a jolt is sufficient. TBIs have the potential to cause serious medical complications, some of which could result in significant economic and non-economic losses for victims. Fortunately, in many cases, Florida law entitles people who have sustained TBIs to significant financial compensation. The most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve after a TBI is to discuss your case with an experienced attorney soon as possible.

Many of our clients who have sustained a TBI have questions regarding their claim and what to expect when pursing a TBI case. Some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions are detailed below.

Will I be able to Recover for my TBI?

Whether you will be able to recover any compensation for your traumatic brain injury depends on whether you can establish that your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence. Negligence has a specific meaning in the context of personal injury law, and the assistance of an experienced attorney can often have a significant impact on the outcome of a personal injury case.

What types of damages are available in a traumatic brain injury case?

Under Florida law3, compensation is available for both economic and non-economic losses. Among the types of damages that are often sought by plaintiffs who have sustained a TBI include those for physical and emotional pain and suffering, loss of earning potential, lost income, medical expenses, future medical expenses, and punitive damages, in some cases.

What if I do not have the money to hire an attorney?

Like most personal injury lawyers, the attorneys of the Dolman Law Group take all of their cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that any legal fees they collect will be a percentage of the amount they recover for their client. As a result, our attorneys do not collect any legal fees unless they successfully obtain compensation for our client, and Dolman Law Group clients never need to pay out of pocket for legal representation. While the exact percentage our attorneys collect depends on a number of factors, including on the amount of recovery and whether your case is settled prior to filing a lawsuit, it generally ranges from between 20 to 40 percent.

What types of accidents commonly lead to a TBI claim?

TBIs can occur in a variety of settings. We regularly represent people who have sustained traumatic brain injuries in the following kinds of accidents:

• Car accidents
• Truck accidents
• Slip and falls
• Sports accidents
• Bicycle accidents
• Falls down stairs
• Boating accidents
• Pedestrian accidents
• Accidents involving consumer products
• Motorcycles
• Recreational accidents
• Playground accidents

We are qualified to handle claims arising from any type of preventable accident, so do not hesitate to contact our office even if you do not see your accident in the list above.

Contact a Clearwater, Florida traumatic brain injury lawyer to schedule a free consultation

Traumatic brain injury victims often experience significant pain and suffering as a result of their injuries. Our skilled personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of the negligence of others obtain justice through the Florida civil courts. At the Dolman Law Group, we fight hard to protect our clients’ rights and work tirelessly to ensure that each client we represent receives the full and just value of their legal claim.

The Clearwater, Florida traumatic brain injury attorneys of the Dolman Law Group are committed to helping people injured in preventable accidents recover for their injuries. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call our office today at (727) 451-6900.

Dolman Law Group
800 North Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33756



1 http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/pdf/BlueBook_factsheet-a.pdf
2 http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/basics/definition/con-20029302
3 http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/

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