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The Villages Brain Injuries Lawyer

The Villages Brain Injuries LawyerIf you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in The Villages, you deserve compensation. We can help you regardless of how your injury occurred. Our personal injury lawyers are prepared to handle every aspect of your case from start to finish. Call Meldon Law today for a free consultation.

Why You Want Meldon Law On Your Team

Any injury attorney can file an insurance claim, but not all of them will bring what we have to the table. We have been handling cases in Florida for 50 years. We know what it takes to win a case and we never back down from a fight, even against the largest insurers. And that’s because we CARE. We don’t settle for a payout that covers some of your losses just to move on to our next case.

We fight for every cent you deserve, and we dedicate ourselves to you, your family, and your case. We treat you with Compassion, we hold ourselves Accountable, we are Reliable, we strive for Excellence, and are Success-driven.

Our willingness to fight isn’t the only reason you want us on your side. Insurers know we’re a force to be reckoned with, both in negotiations and in court. Our reputation precedes us and that’s a good thing for anyone we represent.

What Our Attorneys Will Do For You

You have enough on your plate; when you work with our team, we handle every aspect of your case. Tasks we’ll manage include:

  • Gathering evidence
  • Identifying and valuing all your damages
  • Filing a claim
  • Handling all communications with involved parties
  • Negotiating for a settlement you deserve
  • Preparing your case for trial
  • Filing a lawsuit and taking your case to court if necessary

You Deserve Compensation for Everything Your Brain Injury Cost You

The costs of a brain injury can be astronomical. According to an article published by Northwestern University, the lifetime costs of a brain injury range from $85,000 to $3 million. That’s for treatment alone. These costs can drain your retirement account in the first year alone. You may need round-the-clock care, or you may need to quit your job to care for a loved one with a brain injury.

You may need to relearn how to do everything—walking, eating, brushing your teeth. If you are not yet retired, you may be unable to continue on at your current job. You may be unable to get a new job. A brain injury can cost you tens or even hundreds of thousands in lost wages and lost earning capacity.

Brain injuries also affect your relationships. Your entire personality may have changed due to the injury. You could go from happy and smiling to angry and violent in seconds. You may experience extreme anxiety going into new social situations which makes it hard to meet new people.

You deserve compensation for all your losses. Our brain injury lawyers in The Villages will fight for compensation for your:

  • Medical bills (both current and future)
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Miscellaneous expenses (e.g., the costs of getting to and from appointments, hiring someone to help around the house, renovating your home for a wheelchair or other disability access)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Inconvenience
  • Physical impairment
  • Lost enjoyment of life

You Deserve Compensation After a Loved One Passes Away, Too

If you lost a loved one to a brain injury, our team offers our most sincere condolences. We would be honored to seek justice on their behalf through a wrongful death claim. We know money is likely not on your mind right now, but it would allow you to cover:

  • Your loved one’s medical bills
  • Their lost support
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Lost inheritance

You can also recover compensation for your mental anguish.

Call the Meldon Law team today to get started.

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How Negligence Causes Brain Injuries in The Villages

A brain injury can happen in a second, in countless ways. We can help you if you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in a:

Car Crash

A car is typically larger and much heavier than a golf cart. This can mean the golf cart occupants are at risk for ejection from the cart or a brain injury from the whiplash the body experiences. Even if you were operating your vehicle at the time of the accident, you could have serious brain damage. If a driver refuses to share the road, drives while intoxicated or fatigued, sends a text while driving, or otherwise behaves negligently, they can be liable for a brain injury.

Golf Cart Accident

Golf carts don’t give passengers much protection from the impact of an accident. Many don’t even have seat belts. This means that riders can be thrown through the windshield or fall out of the cart if it rolls over. An accident victim could hit their head on the cart or on the road, causing a traumatic brain injury.

A golf cart accident can occur if the driver of another golf cart:

  • Drives while intoxicated
  • Speeds
  • Drives recklessly
  • Drives while distracted
  • Fails to share the road

Truck Wreck

Trucks have huge blind spots that a smaller vehicle or golf cart can get lost in. If a truck driver fails to double check their blind spots before turning or changing lanes, a driver or passenger could suffer a catastrophic or fatal brain injury.

Slip and Fall

A resident in The Villages could suffer a brain injury if they hit their head after tripping or slipping and falling. This could occur if a grocery store failed to clean up a spill or a property manager failed to fix a broken handrail in a stairwell.

Dog Attack

If you hit your head when an unleashed or dangerous dog attacked you while you were taking a walk around the neighborhood or visiting a neighbor, you can hold the dog’s owner liable.

Pedestrian Accident

If a distracted, intoxicated, or reckless driver hit you while you were walking around The Villages, you could have suffered a traumatic brain injury during the initial impact or a secondary impact.

Motorcycle Crash

If you were riding your motorcycle down Buena Vista, County Road 466, or any of the surrounding roads when a negligent driver caused you to crash your bike, you could have suffered a serious head injury.

Nursing Home Abuse

The Villages has its fair share of nursing homes. If your loved one suffered a brain injury due to abuse or neglect in a nursing home, we can hold the abuser and facility liable.

Who Might Be Liable for My Brain Injury?

The liable party depends on the type of accident but could include:

  • A motor vehicle driver
  • A truck driver
  • A truck driver’s employer
  • A manufacturer, if a defective party led to the accident
  • A property owner
  • A nursing home employee
  • Nursing home administration
  • A government entity if its failure to maintain a roadway or traffic control signals caused the accident

Multiple parties might be liable. This can make your case more complex but we know how to handle it. We’ll determine what insurance policies may apply to your case and fight for every dollar.

How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Lawsuit?

Per Florida Statutes § 95.11, you have two years to file a lawsuit for your brain injury. If you don’t file within the time limit, the court will likely dismiss your case. While you can still negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement, you will have lost all your leverage. This means you’ll likely need to take whatever the insurer offers.

Can I Still Recover Compensation If I Contributed to My Injury?

Yes. Florida follows a comparative negligence law which allows you to recover compensation even if your negligence contributed to your accident or injury. However, you cannot recover anything if you are found to be more than 50% responsible.

For example, a driver runs a red light and T-bones you on your motorcycle. You are not wearing a helmet. The driver is found 60% at fault for your injuries because they caused the accident, but you are 40% at fault because you could have lessened your injury by wearing a helmet. You would be able to recover 60% of your final damage award.

I Have Too Many Expenses Already. How Am I Supposed to Afford a Lawyer?

Our team handles injury cases on a contingency-fee basis. That means you don’t pay anything upfront and you only pay us for our time if and when we recover compensation for you. We take an agreed-upon percentage of your final settlement or award.

There is no risk and no financial surprises when you work with us.

Get Help from Our Brain Injury Attorneys in The Villages Today

Our team will take on your fight like it was our own. Call us today for a free consultation. Learn more about what we can do for you and your family.

Remember, the initial consultation is free and you don’t pay our attorney’s fees until we win.


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