Injuries that result from preventable accidents injure millions of Americans each year. A significant portion of these injuries are categorized as “catastrophic injuries,” a term used to describe injuries to the spine, spinal cord, or brain. As the most severe type of injury that a person can sustain, catastrophic injuries often leave victims with significant long-term medical complications.
In some cases, a person who has sustained this type of injury will be unable to work or perform basic daily functions, necessitating intensive medical care as well as outside financial support. Fortunately for victims, Florida law allows people who have been injured by the negligence of others to recover for their economic and non-economic losses by filing a personal injury claim against the responsible party or parties. The first step to getting the compensation that you deserve is to discuss your case with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Catastrophic injuries can occur in almost any situation, but commonly are associated with the following kinds of accidents:
Whether or not you can recover after a catastrophic accident depends on whether the accident was the result of someone else’s negligence. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to review the facts of your case and help you determine whether you have a legal claim to pursue.
How a catastrophic injury will affect a person depends on a variety of factors as well as the nature of the injury itself. Among the more prevalent problems that victims experience are issues having to do with depression, presumably partially based on a loss of quality of life after a catastrophic injury. Many people who sustain catastrophic injuries experience issues with paralysis and mental deficiency as well. Some other medical problems commonly experienced by victims of catastrophic injury include the following:
How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help?
After a catastrophic injury, it is important for victims to ensure that their legal rights are fully protected. An attorney will be able to review the way in which your accident occurred and uncover any evidence of negligence, should it exist.
After an injury, insurance companies or even the party at fault may pressure victims to accept an unreasonably low settlement offer in an attempt to limit legal liability. Call (386) 777-7777 or fill out our online contact form below for a free case evaluation. Get the compensation you deserve.