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Florida Wrongful Death, Catastrophic Injury and Brain Injury Law Firm

Wrongful death or catastrophic injury or brain injury caused to a family member by the negligence or wrongdoing of another can be both a great emotional shock and a terrible financial blow to a family.

If you have suffered such a loss, The Brockwell Firm in Jacksonville Beach helps you obtain justice and collect from the party responsible the full amount of money damages allowed by law. Obtaining full damages is a financial imperative when wrongful death or catastrophic injury costs the family its source of income, or when the injury will require costly medical care into the future.

Wrongful death, catastrophic injury and brain injury commonly result from:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Defective products
  • Workplace accidents
  • Dangerous premises accident
  • Toxic substances
  • Assault and battery

Wrongful death

In the event of a wrongful death, the law allows a personal representative of the deceased — usually an immediate family member — to bring a claim for damages on behalf of those entitled to compensation, such as a surviving spouse and children. Damages may include:

  • Lost earnings
  • Loss of support and services, past and future, to a spouse and family
  • Loss of companionship and protection
  • Mental pain and suffering of children or surviving spouse
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses

Catastrophic injury

Catastrophic injury is life changing for the victim. It can cause long-lasting or permanent disability, dependency upon others, and pain and suffering.  Catastrophic injuries include head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation, paralysis, and other major long-lasting or permanent injuries

Victims of catastrophic injury need future care and life planning. It is vital that a damage award include amounts to provide for costs to be incurred in the future, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Equipment needed to compensate for disability
  • Therapeutic and rehabilitation costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Costs of physical or mental disability

Brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries contribute to many permanent disabilities and deaths, yet can be difficult to recognize. Brain injury may result even when there is no significant blow or physical injury to the head, such as when the brain is subject to a sharp jolt. Incidents that seem minor at the time may cause significant brain injury, with symptoms becoming apparent only later.

Recovering for brain injury requires the help of an attorney experienced with such injuries, who has contacts with medical experts in the field.

Securing your family’s welfare

Securing the substantial compensation your family needs after suffering a wrongful death or catastrophic injury may be the most important legal battle of your life. Especially when large dollar amounts are involved, insurance companies and defendants’ lawyers make the maximum effort to pay as little in damages as possible.

Attorney Heath Brockwell formerly represented insurance companies in such cases, but now exclusively represents victims of injury. He has a record of winning major recoveries for his clients. In a case that is critical for your family’s future, you need to be represented by a specialist with a record of success in such cases — one who knows how to negotiate successfully with insurers, and how to pursue a case in court if necessary to secure your rights.

Get personal service from a small firm that handles big cases

We lift the burden of dealing with insurance companies and give the peace of mind of knowing your rights are protected. There are no legal fees if we do not recover on your behalf. For a free consultation call The Brockwell Firm at 904.746.4176 or contact us online.