A catastrophic injury is an injury that happens suddenly, often due to the negligence of another, and leaves you significantly or permanently injured. By their nature, catastrophic accidents can happen in an instant, but leave you with life-changing and long-term damages. If you are enduring a catastrophic injury and require compensation, follow along to learn how an experienced Broward County personal injury attorney at The Finizio Law Group can dedicatedly fight for your claim.
What are the most common types of catastrophic injuries in the state of Florida?
Catastrophic injuries are typically associated with injuries to the neck and spinal cord. For example, if you were driving and someone ran a red light, struck your vehicle, and caused you to sustain serious neck or spinal injury, then you were most likely catastrophically injured. Besides this, listed below are other common types of catastrophic injuries seen in the state of Florida:
- Birth injuries.
- Loss of hearing or sight.
- Eye injuries.
- Facial injuries.
- Nerve damage.
- Brain injuries.
- Neurological damage.
- Crush injuries.
What are the most common types of damages claimed for a catastrophic injury in the state of Florida?
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may require compensation to heal the following physical, emotional, and financial damages you incurred:
- Significant medical bills for your required specialized medical care, which may potentially last for the rest of your lifetime.
- Significant medical bills for your required physical therapy, which may potentially last for the rest of your lifetime.
- Loss of wages due to your inability to go back to work for years or, potentially, for the rest of your lifetime.
- Deep emotional scarring and distress, which may permanently affect your day-to-day life.
- Chronic pain and suffering, which may permanently affect your day-to-day life.
- Serious physical disfigurement, which may permanently affect your day-to-day life.
Am I eligible for compensation for my catastrophic injury?
So long as we can prove that the accident was caused by another person’s negligence, you should be eligible to receive financial compensation in your personal injury claim. Once we prove your claim, you should receive compensation to help you deal with two types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. Examples of economic damages include the cost of the initial medical care you received, the cost of ongoing treatment and rehabilitation, the cost of lost wages from being unable to return to work, and more. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, emotional trauma, decreased quality of life, loss of consortium, and more. If you are ready to acquire this compensation, contact one of our skilled Fort Lauderdale attorneys today.
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