Gregory d’Incelli Discusses Brain Injury Awareness Month
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, there are more than 5.3 million children and adults in the United States alone who are living with a permanent brain injury-related disability. More than 3.6 million people sustain brain injury each year and more than 50,000 people die as a result of those injuries. I recently read an article about the astoundingly high percentage of injury lawyers who avoid taking on cases in which the client has suffered a brain injury characterized as “mild.” Why? Because brain injury cases can be difficult and expensive cases that require handling by a lawyer with experience handling and trying similar cases, and with the in-depth knowledge of the medical issues often present in such cases. All prospective clients should evaluate a lawyer’s ability and experience handling brain injury cases before engaging them.
At Freidin Brown, P.A. we have a long track record handling brain injury cases on behalf of clients whose lives have been catastrophically affected by the negligence of others and who suffered brain injury as a result of an accident or a medical error. Some of our notable cases results in brain injury cases include the following:
- M.N. v. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – $12.7 million verdict for a 5-year-old child who sustained brain injury as a result of negligent care.
- V. v. Mitsubishi – $5.8 million verdict for a burned hand and brain damage received by a young female passenger in an automobile accident. This was another case in which we proved that our client suffered brain injury even though no x-ray or scan showed such damage.
- A $615,000 jury verdict after our client who sued her insurance company for damages caused by an underinsured motorist arising from a car accident in which the plaintiff suffered closed head trauma not proved on an x-ray.
These are only some of the results we have obtained on behalf of clients who have suffered brain injury. We understand that putting the pieces back together after suffering a brain injury can be an overwhelming task. We are here to help. Our extensive experience litigating these cases allows us to think creatively and to use the laws to help ensure our clients’ rights our protected. We know when it is best to settle and when it is best to fight for more monetary damages in court. If you or someone you loved has sustained a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, Freidin Brown, P.A. is available to help and work toward securing maximum compensation for you.