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Brooksville Personal Injury Lawyer

If you think you may be disabled, ask a Brooksville personal injury lawyer to evaluate your case.

The county seat of Hernando County has taken steps recently to move past the ghosts of its controversial past. Brooksville, which was founded in 1856, was named for Preston Brooks, a pro-slavery South Carolina congressman who caned and seriously injured Charles Sumner, an abolitionist United States senator from Massachusetts. Later, Arthur St. Clair, a community leader, was murdered in 1877 after he presided over an interracial marriage. Today, a fully desegregated Brooksville holds several annual music and other festivals that are likewise open to everyone.

Brooksville has changed its image. Usually, the Brooksville personal injury lawyers at the Rooth Law Firm do not change. Over the years, we have developed proven methods that have obtained life-changing results for our clients in the past. We’re confident these methods will produce the same result in your workers’ compensation or Social Security Disability matter. That being said, our legal team stays abreast of changing laws. We also embrace new approaches that enable us to get better results for injured victims.

Why Choose Us

We mentioned our proven methods above. These methods include fast and accurate case evaluation, diligent evidence collection, and open, two-way communication.

After our team evaluates your case and determines your best legal options, we collect evidence, mostly medical evidence, that supports your claims.

This phase is very challenging in workers' compensation cases. Usually, injured workers in Florida must see a company doctor. Not surprisingly, the medical evidence is one-sided in many of these cases.

Evidence collection is also tricky in SSD cases. Frequently, these victims must see SSA doctors who might not be experienced in a particular field. For example, if Sarah has car crash-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, her doctor might not fully understand the nature of this brain injury.

Therefore, our Brooksville personal injury lawyers often partner with independent doctors who review these records and/or examine victims.

Communication is one of our core values as well. The long SSD and workers’ compensation claims process is often frustrating. Furthermore, a flurry of activity may be followed by days or weeks of relative inactivity. That makes the process even more frustrating.

So, we proactively communicate with you. Furthermore, our door is always open, metaphorically speaking. If you have a question, concern, or comment, your lawyer, not a non-lawyer assistant or secretary, promptly addresses the matter.

Benefits Available

Workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability (SSD), our two primary practice areas, are similar in many ways. In fact, many injured victims are eligible for both kinds of benefits. A setoff may apply in some cases.

Victims of a job-related injury, like a fall, or illness, like toxic exposure, are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, whether their disabilities are partial or total, temporary or permanent. These benefits replace lost wages and pay reasonably necessary medical bills.

Disability victims, whether or not the disability was work-related, may be eligible for SSD benefits. These benefits, which include monthly cash and Medicaid membership, are likewise available regardless of fault.

“Disability” is not just a medical term. This word also has vocational, educational, and other implications. So, as a rule of thumb, if a work-related or non-work-related condition significantly interferes with your daily life, a Brooksville personal injury lawyer should at least evaluate your claim.

Contact a Brooksville Personal Injury Lawyer

Victims need and deserve compensation for their injuries. For a free consultation with a board-certified workers’ compensation lawyer in Brooksville, contact the Rooth Law Firm. We routinely handle matters throughout the Tampa Bay area.