Any injury that alters the course and circumstances of one’s life is considered a catastrophic injury. These injuries are so debilitating, the injured party may never be able to return to work or work the same job again, may never be physically capable of earning the same wage as he or she earned prior to the injury, upsetting his or her family’s financial stability, may be unable to finish school, may require medical care or treatment for the rest of his or her life, and have a reduced quality of life. When you or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury, the medical expenses and lost wages over time can be a staggering number. When that injury was caused by the willful or negligent actions of someone else, seeking compensation from that person can take the financial burden off the victim’s shoulders and put it on the responsible party where it belongs.
Common Catastrophic Injuries
While most anything that heavily incapacitates a person is considered a catastrophic injury, there are some common types of injuries that generally meet the criteria of a catastrophic injury in the eyes of Florida law. These include:
- Traumatic brain injuries/neurological disorders
- Spinal cord injuries/nerve damage
- Permanent paralysis
- Accidental amputations
- Organ failure
- Debilitating burns
Expenses one can seek compensation to cover following a catastrophic injury include the costs of medical treatment and rehabilitation, counseling fees, present and future lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other bills that come as a direct result of the injury.
Florida Catastrophic Injury Attorney
When you or a loved one has experienced a catastrophic injury due to an auto accident, a construction accident, a defective product, or an accident caused by the negligence of another party, you have the legal right to compensation. Gregory McFarlane helps clients in Pembroke Pines, Davie, Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Lakes, Miami Gardens, Orlando, Winter Park, and Tallahassee get compensation for catastrophic injuries by filing lawsuits against the parties responsible for causing the injury. When you have experienced a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s recklessness or willful wrongdoing, your life is going to change dramatically. While no legal intervention can give you back the full function of your body, or eliminate the emotional scars you carry, compensation can ensure you don’t have to worry about your finances, and your family’s well-being, as you make the adjustment to your new way of life.