Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
A catastrophic injury can temporarily or permanently alter your physical ability or appearance. Catastrophic injuries can be caused by:
- Vehicle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and Fall accidents
- Medical Malpractice
A catastrophic injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato can help you hold the person or entity responsible for your or your loved one’s current medical condition. We can assess the value of your damages and use that number as your compensation goal.
We Can Help You Calculate the Financial Impact of Your Catastrophic Injury
A catastrophic injury, no matter how it happens, might lead to a lifetime of care. You may need to learn coping skills or require:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Long-term rehabilitation
When a life-changing injury is the fault of a negligent party, you might have the basis of a personal injury case. You might be entitled to a wide range of recoverable damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Property loss
- Property damage
- Emotional turmoil
- Pain and suffering
Our team can help you create a list of your expenses and losses to ensure nothing is overlooked or inadvertently omitted. We can also ensure you meet Florida’s statute of limitations if necessary.
Catastrophic Injuries From Vehicle Accidents Include TBIs and Spinal Cord Injuries
A car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle accident might leave you with a wide range of physical injuries. Commonly reported catastrophic vehicle accident injuries to include:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Severe Burns
- Limb Amputations
If you sustain one or more of these catastrophic injuries due to a car accident, you can file a personal injury claim or lawsuit to pursue compensation. A catastrophic injury lawyer from our law firm can help you track your accident-related expenses and fight for the compensation you might be entitled to collect.
Pedestrian Accidents often lead to Catastrophic Injuries
In 2018, 6,283 pedestrians were fatally injured in a pedestrian versus vehicle collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
A surviving pedestrian might be left with catastrophic injuries because of their lack of protection in a collision with a motor vehicle. Do not hesitate to seek compensation if a pedestrian accident leaves you with broken bones, spinal cord injuries, or severe head trauma.
Slip and Fall Accident Victims can also suffer from Catastrophic Injuries
A catastrophic injury lawyer from our firm can help you seek compensation for a catastrophic injury from a slip and fall accident, which might involve:
- Severe head trauma, including TBIs
- Broken limbs
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Total or partial paralysis
- Bodily impairment
Catastrophic Injuries can Stem from Medical Malpractice
Catastrophic injury cases that stem from medical malpractice might involve:
- Missed diagnosis
- Medication Errors
- Surgical Errors
- Birth Injuries
Any of these medical errors or mishaps can lead to catastrophic injuries. If a medical mistake caused your catastrophic, potentially life-changing injury, you might be entitled to file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit for financial compensation against the liable party.
You have a limited time to File a Lawsuit
Filing a lawsuit is time-sensitive, and you should make a point of familiarizing yourself with the filing deadline that applies to your case. If you miss it, you might also miss the opportunity to pursue compensation.
Florida Statutes § 95.11 generally give you about four years to file your personal injury lawsuit. The statutory clock starts ticking on the date of the accident that caused your injuries. In medical malpractice cases, the filing deadline may be as short as two years.
Our team can help you use your accident or incident report or your medical records to ensure you file on time.
Get support from a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you love suffered a catastrophic injury and you need help pursuing the at-fault party for compensation, our team is ready to help. We treat every one of our clients with dignity and respect and provide an honest review of each potential case. We combine that with stellar communication and attention to detail.
Find out why we have glowing Google reviews and a reputation for committed legal services. If you want to work with a caring and attentive staff that treats you like family and gives attorneys a good name, we are it. Contact the Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Team at Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato by calling (954) 633-8270.