Port St. Lucie Brain Injury Lawyers

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can impact your life in both subtle and dramatic ways. Your personality might change, for example, which may be far more noticeable to others than to yourself. On the other hand, you might experience physical or cognitive limitations that are impossible to ignore.

If you sustained a TBI because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for all resulting damages. And if you have any permanent disabilities, the damages will add up fast. To determine if you have grounds for a claim, contact Donaldson & Weston.

Our personal injury lawyers understand the ways in which a TBI can turn your life upside down, and we will use all the resources at our disposal to help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of the leading brain injury attorneys in Port St. Lucie.

Time is of the Essence in Any Brain Injury Claim

It may take months or even years to reach maximum medical improvement after sustaining a traumatic brain injury, but you should not postpone taking legal action. In fact, it is wise to call a brain injury attorney as soon as your health stabilizes and you feel well enough to discuss the accident.

Depending on the circumstances that led to your injury, some of the evidence may be time sensitive. Hiring a lawyer right away will provide your legal team with the opportunity to gather this evidence before it becomes unavailable.

Seeking counsel from day one will also help you avoid making critical mistakes during the proceedings that might otherwise jeopardize your case. For example, your attorney will not let the insurance adjuster manipulate you into providing a recorded statement before knowing the full extent of your damages. Other common mistakes that a lawyer will help you avoid include:

  • Failing to track all economic damages;

  • Failing to save all medical records and diagnostic images;

  • Postponing medical treatment or failing to follow your doctor’s orders; and

  • Accepting an unfair settlement.

Another reason to hire an attorney right away is the fact that you only have a limited amount of time in which to bring your claim to court. In the state of Florida, claimants typically have four years from the date on which the incident occurred to file a formal personal injury lawsuit; however, there are exceptions to this statute, and if one of them applies to your case, the deadline could be much shorter. For example, if you want to sue a government entity, you may have just three years to take the case to trial.