Watching a child struggle with cerebral palsy can be devastatingly painful for a parent. While no one can restore your child to full health, you may be entitled to compensation if it can be shown that your child developed this illness as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you believe you have a Florida cerebral palsy case, contact Elstein Legal. A Florida cerebral palsy lawyer can help you secure the compensation to which you’re entitled.
Florida Cerebral Palsy Cases: What You Need to Know
Cerebral palsy has many potential causes. For example, sometimes children develop cerebral palsy because they didn’t receive enough oxygen to the brain during birth. This often happens as the result of medical error. Thus, the doctor or medical professional responsible for said error may be liable in a Florida cerebral palsy case.
Traumatic head injury is another potential cause of this illness. Perhaps your child was involved in a car accident, and as a result of their injuries, they now suffer from cerebral palsy. This is another instance in which you may be entitled to compensation for such losses as medical bills (both past and future). To effectively pursue it, start by consulting with a cerebral palsy law firm in Florida.
A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Your Florida personal injury lawyer will play a critical role in helping you hold the responsible parties accountable. In any personal injury case, you’ll typically seek compensation from an insurance company. Insurers want to pay out as little as possible, and if they don’t believe you have a strong Florida cerebral palsy claim or case against them, an insurance company may try to deny your claim altogether. You need an attorney on your side to counter their defenses. Your attorney will also calculate the total amount of compensation you’re owed, which will typically me more than the lowball offers you initially get from an insurer.
Additionally, you need to coordinate with a cerebral palsy law firm in Florida to thoroughly investigate your case. This is crucial when it’s not entirely clear who the liable party is.
To return to the example above, if your child developed cerebral palsy as a result of a traumatic brain injury they sustained in a car accident, you might naturally assume the driver who collided with your vehicle is the liable party. However, an investigation may reveal that the driver collided with your vehicle not because they were negligent, but because a defect in their vehicle prevented them from stopping. The vehicle’s manufacturer might thus be responsible for compensating you in these circumstances.
Why Choose Elstein Legal?
Attorney Brian L. Elstein knows how insurance companies defend themselves in these cases. For years, he litigated personal injury cases involving surgical procedures at another major Florida law firm. This experience provided him with insider knowledge he now applies when advocating for the rights of victims. To learn more about why Elstein Legal is the right firm to handle your Florida cerebral palsy case, schedule a free consultation today.