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Did you recently suffer a brain injury after an accident in Florida? Even a minor brain injury can have a huge impact on your life. If someone else is responsible, Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers will help you hold them accountable. Call our Clearwater brain injury lawyers at (727) 493-4418 for a free consultation.

Since 2001, the attorneys at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers have been a leader in personal injury litigation in Clearwater and surrounding towns on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Together, our award-winning trial attorneys have over 119 years of experience.

Hard work and dedication to our clients have helped us achieve millions in compensation from cases such as car accidents, Clearwater boating accidents, bicycle accidents, wrongful death claims, taxi accidents in Clearwater, and more.

Let us help you get the money you’ll need to get back on your feet after suffering a traumatic brain injury. Contact our law office in Clearwater, FL to arrange a time for a free, no-obligation case evaluation now at Clearwater.

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Suffered a TBI in a Clearwater, FL Accident

The brain is central to everything we do. An injury can cause excruciating pain, limit your mobility, impair your ability to speak and communicate, and totally disrupt your life. Now is not the time for you to take on a contested fight for compensation. Now is the time for you to focus on getting better.

That’s why our Clearwater personal injury lawyers should be your first call for help.

We’re ready to take on the insurance company, hospital, negligent parties, and anyone else who tries to stand between you and the financial award you deserve.

When you turn to us for help, you won’t have to worry about your personal injury case. We’ll handle every aspect while keeping you fully updated on the progress.

This includes:

  • A thorough investigation of the accident or incident that resulted in your brain injury
  • Careful examination of relevant evidence, such as medical records, accident reports, witness statements, physical evidence from the scene, photographs, and more
  • Consultations with respected Florida brain injury specialists
  • Defending you against allegations that you share responsibility for your brain injury
  • Negotiations with the insurance company and other parties on your behalf

If other parties refuse to negotiate fairly, our top-rated Florida trial attorneys will be fully prepared to bring your case to a jury in Pinellas County. We’re tough and successful negotiators, but we really thrive in front of a jury.

Our law office works on a contingency fee basis, so there’s no risk in asking for our help. You pay nothing unless we win your case – end of story.

Contact our Clearwater law office to set up a free consultation today.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

The term traumatic brain injury, or TBI, broadly refers to any injury to the head that disrupts normal brain function. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer TBIs every year, and millions live with the long-term consequences that can follow.

Brain injuries can include:

  • Concussion
  • Hemorrhage
  • Hematoma
  • Diffuse axonal injury
  • Skull fracture
  • Edema
  • Encephalitis
  • Secondary brain injury
  • Contusion
  • Hypoxic/anoxic brain injury
  • Coup-contrecoup brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries are classified by the length of time a victim loses consciousness and their Glasgow Coma Scale (GSC) score, which measures a victim’s eye-opening response, verbal response, and motor response after an accident.

Brain injuries are classified as:

  • Mild traumatic brain injury: loss of consciousness less than 30 minutes, GSC score between 14 and 15
  • Moderate traumatic brain injury: loss of consciousness between 30 minutes and 24 hours; CSC score between 9 and 13
  • Severe traumatic brain injury: loss of consciousness exceeding 24 hours; GSC score between 3 and 8

Brain injuries can happen when a victim sustains a penetrating head injury (the skull is broken and penetrated) or a closed head injury (the skull remains intact). 

What Are the Leading Causes of Brain Injuries in Clearwater?

According to the CDC, the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Falls (responsible for about half of all brain injury hospitalizations)
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Assaults
  • Suicide using a firearm

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, we represent victims who have sustained brain injuries as a result of:

Even a minor bump, blow, or jolt to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Do not hesitate to reach out to our Clearwater car accident lawyers if you’ve recently been in an auto accident that resulted in a TBI. We can help you understand your legal rights and work on a strategy to help you get the compensation you deserve.

What’s the Time Limit to File a Brain Injury Lawsuit in Florida?

In Florida, the statute of limitations for most brain injury lawsuits is two years. However, if your brain injury occurred before 3/24/23, you will have four years to file your claim. This change is based on a new March 2023 tort law passed in Florida.

The clock begins to tick the date of the accident that caused the TBI or the date the brain injury is discovered, whichever is earlier.

Once the deadline passes, you’ll lose the right to demand the financial accountability you deserve. Reach out to a qualified Clearwater traumatic brain injury attorney to preserve your rights today.

How Much Money Can I Get If I File a Brain Injury Claim in Florida?

It’s easy to understand why you’d want to know how much money you’d be able to get by filing a brain injury claim or lawsuit. However, there’s no standard answer. Every case is incredibly unique. The specific circumstances of your situation will dictate the value of your claim.

Of course, you can get a sense of the value of your brain injury case by considering the answers to these questions:

  • What type of traumatic brain injury did you sustain?
  • Is your TBI categorized as mild, moderate, or severe?
  • Have you had to stop working since getting hurt?
  • Will you be able to return to work in the same capacity?
  • How have you been affected psychologically and emotionally by the trauma of your TBI?
  • Do you share responsibility for your TBI?
  • How has your quality of life changed since your accident?
  • How old are you?

The more your life changes because of your traumatic brain injury, the more your case will tend to be worth. 

You can learn more about your specific situation by enlisting the help of our respected catastrophic injury attorneys in Clearwater. Contact our law office for a free consultation now.

What Damages Are Awarded to Brain Injury Victims in Clearwater, Florida?

By filing an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, you can receive both economic damages and non-economic damages to compensate for your brain injury.

Economic damages compensate for financial costs and losses associated with a brain injury, such as:

  • Hospitalization 
  • Surgery
  • Medication
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Therapy
  • Nursing care
  • Lost wages
  • Disability 
  • Property damage 

Non-economic damages compensate for trauma related to a brain injury, including:

  • Pain and suffering 
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Embarrassment 

If a Pinellas County jury finds that someone acted intentionally or displayed a conscious disregard for your safety, they might determine that punitive damages should be awarded, too.

Can I Still Get Compensation If I’m Partly Responsible for My Brain Injury?

Yes. Florida is a modified comparative negligence state. When you share fault, you can still recover compensation. However, your damages are reduced in direct proportion to your share of the blame. But if you share 51% or more of the fault, you will be barred from recovering damages.

Let’s say you suffer a traumatic brain injury in a car accident in Clearwater. Your case is valued at $1,000,000, and you’re assigned 10 percent fault. Your financial recovery will be limited to $900,000 when shared responsibility is taken into account. If you are 51% at fault, you will recover $0.

Don’t let well-deserved compensation slip away because someone else decides to try and blame you for getting hurt. Protect yourself from these victim-blaming strategies by calling Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers for help with your brain injury case. We’ll anticipate these tactics and be prepared to challenge them every step of the way so that you can maximize your recovery.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Respected Clearwater Brain Injury Lawyer

You could be entitled to a sizable financial award if you or a family member has sustained a traumatic brain injury in Clearwater, Florida. You deserve to maximize your recovery, which is why Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers should be your first call for help.

Our Clearwater brain injury attorneys have 119+ years of combined experience and have won millions on behalf of clients just like you. We have the resources and passion you need to win your case, and we’re more than ready to help you achieve the best results.

Contact us at our law office in Clearwater to set up a free consultation to learn more. Our team is always available – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
coleman vera
coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
Shelley Torres
Shelley Torres
Bum Boi
Bum Boi
My wife and I are work in Mediation and Arbitration but know nothing about personal injury cases. When a young delivery Truck driver who was distracted by his phone hit us at full speed and rear-ended us as we were stopped in traffic on Wesley chapel. We knew we needed to hire the best lawyers with PI experience and expertise in the Tampa legal community that we could.From our first phone call with Bill Winters and then all the way through Trial preparation then Trial, we never felt any bad about our case because we knew Bill and the entire staff at Winters and Yonker would take care of us.Their dedication, innovation, motivation, reliability, unparalleled intellect, and exceptional skill as trial lawyers make them extraordinary individuals. My experience working with them was nothing short of exceptional. Experiencing a car accident is an ordeal that encompasses fear, trauma, and frustration. It's a life-changing event in anyone's life. There was no amount of money that could ever make me alright, because I would give any amount of cash to not have to go through the nightmare that the car accident was and continues to be.It took almost 2 years from the time of the car crash to go to trial, but ultimately the jury verdict that Bill Winters got for my family was worth fighting for. There were so many times over the course of the three years that we actively realized how amazing it was that we felt no anxiety or concerns or worries about our case, because Bill is truly outstanding!If you or anyone you know gets hurt in a car accident, call Winters and Yonkers RIGHT AWAY! And then rest assured that you, your family, or friends are being cared for by the ABSOLUTE BEST legal team in Tampa Bay. Thank you, Winters & Yonker!
Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
I had a great experience with them! They truly care about you!! Thank you so much🤗
Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
marie silvers
marie silvers
They are the Best! They care about you as a person!
jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
Yes, I would highly recommend winners in Yonkers. I worked with Trevor and Trevor was the best. I recommend anyone that ever needs a lawyer to go to them. They are the best.
Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
Amysway Barton
Amysway Barton
Always available
Certified Soul
Certified Soul
Winters and Yonker is who you want to go to when you get in a car accident because they will take care of you and won’t let you get low balled on your settlement. I got in a car accident where my back and shoulder was injured and I was referred to a attorney named Trevor. I appreciate Trevor for handling my case and keeping me informed with all the information I needed.
Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson
I’m giving Winters & Yonker a shout out. My mother fell in Winn Dixie afew months ago. Her first choice wasMorgan & Morgan; however, after theinterview with them they decided not to take the case. My perception was that it was not a big enough case for them. I knew that she deserved to be compensated for her injuries, and I had mad faith in Winters & Yonker from using them in the past. They not only took the case but settled it in record time. Thanks Winters and Yonker, and I like to send a special thank you to Christopher Smith, who was never to busy when I needed answers. I would recommend your law firm to anyone. I found you to be ethical, professional, and respectful to my family, but most of all you will fight for the little guy. Much love and respect. God bless you all and your families👏👏👏👏
Reuben Rodriques
Reuben Rodriques
Other said it couldn't be done called your law firm and immediately you got on it impressive shocking furthermore you showed integrity did what you had to do though you didn't have to do it and I was shockingly pleased thank you you surprised me had I to choose any other law firm I would not hesitate to call you or share my experience with my friends thank you once again from me and my family amen
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Hameed Owens
Myrtle Graham
Myrtle Graham
I was searching for a local car accident lawyer near me after I was rear-ended by someone earlier this month. I was being pushed around by the at-fault driver's insurance company and needed some legal help.I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through Google Maps and decided to get a free consult. I called the Tampa office of this firm and talked to them about my options. I briefly told them of my situation and was connected to Bill shortly after. He was extremely informative and was very professional. By the end of the same day he had me meet with a private investigator and referred me to a chiropractor nearby. Great customer service, and I look forward to how well my settlement will turn out. I know I am in good hands!
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