Every day, thousands of personal injury accidents occur in the state of Florida that leave victims and their families saddled with astronomical medical debt, lost wages, and immense pain and suffering. These accidents are sudden, unexpected, traumatic, and most often caused by another’s negligence. When a negligent individual causes an accident, that individual is responsible for compensating the victim for his or her losses. The personal injury system is designed to make victims whole again for injuries that were caused by another. Unfortunately, many of these injuries are catastrophic, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and paralysis, amputations, disfigurement, burns, permanent disabilities, and even death.
Kaiser Romanello has worked closely with victims and their loved ones on heart-wrenching personal injury matters involving catastrophic injuries. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Kaiser Romanello understand how stressful and painful these injuries can be for you and your family. A catastrophic injury has the ability to permanently change your life for the worse. This can lead to an inability to continue to financially support your family, a lifetime of medication, surgeries, and physical therapy, and never-ending pain and emotional distress. We are dedicated to assisting you and your family with finding peace by aggressively pursuing your personal injury claim. We understand when to be aggressive and relentless in the courtroom and at the negotiating table and when to be compassionate and understanding in client meetings. To schedule a free case evaluation on your catastrophic injury claim, contact Kaiser Romanello today.
COMMON CAUSES OF CATASTROPHIC INJURIES IN FLORIDA
Catastrophic injuries can occur following any type of accident. Common personal injury accidents that we litigate include:
- Car and truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Train accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Premises liability accidents on another’s property
- Slip and falls
- Product liability accidents like malfunctioning equipment
- Construction worksite accidents
- Medical and pharmacy malpractice
- Dog bites
- Nursing home negligence
COMMON CATASTROPHIC INJURIES
Unfortunately, catastrophic injuries can occur in virtually any type of accident. These injuries are often unexpected and sudden and can lead to permanent adjustments for victims and their families. Common catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries include concussions, contusions, comas, coup-contrecoups, diffuse axonals, anoxia, hypoxia, and penetration-related injuries. Common side effects of traumatic brain injuries include loss of consciousness, cognition issues, pain, epilepsy, emotional or mood changes, loss of sensation, and more.
- Spinal injuries: Your spine is connected to your brain and serves as the main passageway for your central nervous system. When you suffer a spinal injury, organs and functions not commonly associated with your spine can be affected. Common spinal injuries include herniated discs, ruptured discs, spinal stenosis, partial or full paralysis, sciatica, spasms, pain, and numbness or weakness.
- Scarring and Disfigurement: Many severe accidents cause permanent scarring or disfigurement that may alter your appearance for the remainder of your life, as well as affect your ability to carry out daily tasks. You may be required to obtain numerous skin grafts for burns, a facial transplant, cosmetic surgery for scars, and more.
- Amputations: Many accidents, such as car accidents, cause or necessitate the need for an amputation due to severe limb injuries. Unexpected amputations require victims to learn how to function with the loss of the limb, operate a prosthesis, and endure pain and extensive treatment.
HOW CATASTROPHIC INJURIES AFFECT CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES
Catastrophic injuries often have permanent or long-lasting effects. These effects can involve increased medical expenses due to prolonged treatment or multiple surgeries and lost wages due to inability to work because the catastrophic injury disables the victim. These effects are known as residual effects. You can receive compensation for residual effects that will reflect your loss as accrued over time.
In order to prove residual injuries, you will need to maintain medical documentation. In addition, a medical expert at trial can testify as to your condition, such as whether you need future surgeries, therapy, treatment or prescription medication. A vocational expert at trial can testify as to whether your injuries preclude you from maintaining employment. In addition, if the injury is expected to permanently affect your quality of life or cause permanent pain or discomfort, your pain and suffering damages can reflect this long-lasting harm.
SOUTH FLORIDA CATASTROPHIC INJURY ATTORNEYS PREPARED TO ASSIST YOU WITH OBTAINING COMPENSATION
Following a catastrophic accident, you may be overwhelmed with pain, learning how to cope with your injuries, and handling mounting bills despite decreased income. A compassionate personal injury lawyer can help you get your life back on track. At Kaiser Romanello we have worked tirelessly to assist our clients with pursuing compensation for catastrophic injuries. We can help you understand your potential claims, evaluate your options, and zealously pursue your best interests. To schedule a free, no-hassle consultation, contact Kaiser Romanello now.