Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result from car crashes, falls, or sports accidents. Whether you are left with temporary or lifelong consequences, you may be able to recover compensation.
If an accident on a Jamaica road, job site, or property left you with a TBI, a traumatic brain injury lawyer from our team can fight for your compensation.
Get Legal Support After Your Injury from the Attorneys on Our Team
Calling in a personal injury attorney after a TBI is more than a simple bargaining tactic to use on the insurance company. Our lawyers will evaluate your injuries and losses and then negotiate for you to receive compensation to cover them. Our team can advocate for financial support such as:
- Reimbursement for bills
- Funding for future expenses
- Compensation for lost wages
- Damages for pain and suffering
You can receive help covering any losses related to the injury; if the accident caused it, you may receive damages for it. This extends to all corners of your life — and TBIs can impact every aspect, like concentration, memory, mood, and motor skills. We don’t take this injury or your compensation lightly.
Your Rehabilitative Costs Could be Covered in Your Settlement Award
Brain injuries may require extra recovery, but insurance companies may try to cut that short, insisting that you should be better by now. We won’t stand for that. We will fight for you to receive any therapy that alleviates your symptoms, such as:
- Speech and language
The Mayo Clinic’s list of rehabilitation options for TBI victims also includes nurses and specialists who help both you and your family adjust to life after your injury. We fight for you to receive the funds you need to seek these and other treatments.
We do the Necessary Work to Understand What Your Recovery will Require
How much you receive in a settlement is based on several factors. We will research your:
- Medical history
- Job type
- Injury severity
For example, if your job requires memory and multitasking, your TBI could affect your performance. We will account for any potential income loss this causes when determining a fair settlement amount.
Understandably, this background information is personal. Choosing a lawyer for your case is an equally personal decision. Our team is committed to your comfort and peace of mind since we know we will be a part of your everyday life as long as your case lasts. When you tell us how your TBI has affected you, we use that information to pursue compensation to help you recover.
We’re Right by Your Side when You’re Facing Insurance Companies and Negligent Parties
Although we know that your injury and recovery is a deeply personal process, to insurance companies, it’s also a business—and as part of doing business, they may find ways to avoid paying you. They also know how to make their demands sound reasonable, asking you to make quick decisions on settlement offers or explain the circumstances of an accident immediately after it happened. Always remember that you have the right to:
- Take time after an accident before giving a recorded statement
- Investigate the circumstances of the accident
- Consult a doctor about your medical condition
- Talk to a lawyer throughout the process
- Consider and review a settlement offer before accepting
- See paperwork instead of agreeing to something verbally
You need to tell an insurance company that an accident happened and provide contact information, but you are allowed to limit what you say. Moreover, you can always ask questions, research more information, or look over a written agreement.
It can be tempting to accept a settlement if it means closing your claim, receiving funds now, and moving on with your life. However, you may not realize what your claim is worth, or know how your TBI will affect you in the long term. We know your rights and how to calculate a fair settlement.
We Understand the Value of a TBI Case and can Fight for a Similar Settlement in Yours
Knowing what your TBI case is worth and seeking fair compensation can be challenging. You do not need to become an authority on traumatic brain injuries to receive damages, however. Leave it to our team to consult doctors and then draw upon our experience to support your claim.
Some of our notable TBI cases include:
- Concussion arbitration: $220,000
- Brain bleed wrongful death: confidential six-figure settlement
- TBI settlement: 100 times the original settlement offer
We also have worked in several TBI cases in which the insurance company paid the entire insurance policy limit, despite initial hesitance to do so.
Don’t worry about knowing the ins and outs of brain injury law. Our brain injury lawyers can investigate your Jamaica accident and determine the best course of action. In the meantime, you can focus on healing.
We Represent a Variety of TBI Accident Victims
As long as your traumatic brain injury was caused by negligence, you can pursue damages. We handle TBI cases caused by the following and more:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and falls
- Sports accidents
- Worksite accidents
Falls are the most common culprit, accounting for 40 percent of TBIs in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Being struck by an object comes second and can happen in sports, at construction sites or workplaces, or in places with poor premises maintenance. Motor vehicle accidents are the third leading cause of TBI.
Although these situations are all different, they boil down to someone’s poor decisions—and the end result was your injury.
One of Our Founding Members is a Brain Injury Specialist
In addition to spending time as an emergency medical technician, Richard Jaffe is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Richard and our team use this specialization and knowledge on every single TBI case we take on.
Learn More About Pursuing Your TBI Case with an Attorney Today
If you still have questions, you don’t have to wait for answers. With our free consultation, you can learn how a traumatic brain injury lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can help you receive damages following your accident in Jamaica.
Call our office today.
For a free legal consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving Jamaica, call 516-358-6900