Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale
Serious injuries occur every day. From car accidents, to slip and falls, these incidents often cause injuries that, while severe, are often recoverable over time. However, there are some types of injuries that are just too severe to ever fully recover from. When these catastrophic injuries occur they not only cause a serious financial strain on a family but often require life-long medical and rehabilitative care.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured, a catastrophic injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale can help. We understand how important it is to receive enough compensation to cover the costs associated with a catastrophic injury, and we know that these costs can last years and decades. Whether getting the best insurance settlement possible or filing a personal injury lawsuit, we will work hard to get the job done and get the job done right.
What are Catastrophic Injuries and How do They Happen?
Catastrophic injuries are the types of injuries that are so severe that they cause permanent functional disability or severe head or neck trauma. Often, these types of accidents are the result of accidents, such as:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall incidents
- Medical malpractice
- Pedestrian accidents
These types of accidents are typically serious, requiring immediate medical assistance to help prevent a victim from succumbing to their wounds. The types of catastrophic injuries that result from these kinds of incidents typically include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe burns
- Severe scarring
- Internal organ damage
Spinal cord injuries are some of the most common forms of catastrophic injuries. Depending on where the trauma occurs, spinal cord damage can result in partial or complete paralysis, requiring a wheelchair and medical assistance for the rest of the victim’s life.
Traumatic brain injuries can cause mental degradation and a cognitive decline that, in addition to long-term medical care, can make it difficult for a victim to continue to work and function as they would have prior to the accident.
Amputations are common in car and other vehicle accidents. The forces released in these types of accidents can easily cause a catastrophic injury that removes a limb. Medical malpractice cases can also result in amputations, where a doctor failed to use the proper care to ensure that the patient wasn’t harmed during a medical procedure.
Burns can vary, with some requiring little or very little medical care. However, serious burns can destroy the outer layer of skin, making a victim prone to infections and suffering pain for the rest of their life. Scarring can also vary in severity and serious scarring can render a victim immobile and unable to function in normal daily life.
Internal organ damage often occurs in car accidents and medical malpractice cases as well. When surgery is performed and a medical professional fails to protect adjacent organs, they can be damaged or even removed by mistake. Depending on the severity of the damage, these types of injuries may also require life-long care and cause serious lifelong disabilities.
Catastrophic injuries make up a large number of different types of injuries. Determining if an injury rises to a level that will require life-long medical assistance requires the help of a catastrophic injury attorney. The Fort Lauderdale lawyers at Schlacter Law understand that an award for compensation made today may be needed to help pay for bills far into the future. We will work hard to help you get the compensation you deserve and need. Call today for a consultation.
How We Handle Cases
- Your attorney will aggressively investigate your case. Schlacter Law will compile all necessary evidence needed to maximize the value of your case. Which includes but is not limited to photographs, police reports, security camera footage, witness statements, medical bills and medical records.
- You will remain in constant contact with Schlacter Law about the progression of your case.
- Your attorney will present your case to the insurance company and will attempt to resolve your case before the case goes to court for maximum compensation.
- Your attorney will make every effort possible to resolve the case as quickly as possible for the most amount of money you may be entitled to. You will be actively involved in the negotiation process with your attorney. Schlacter Law understands that this is your one opportunity to get justice for your loss.
- If settlement negotiations are unsuccessful, Schlacter Law will be fully prepared to bring your case to court to fight for the justice you deserve.
- At no cost to you, Schlacter Law will hire any experts and professionals needed to maximize your recovery and present your case in the strongest form possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I am partly to blame for an accident?
If you were partly to blame for an accident you might still be able to recover compensation for any harm that occurred. The doctrine of comparative negligence is followed in Florida and reduces available compensation by the percentage the court finds the victim is at fault. While this might reduce overall compensation it does not completely bar recovery. Talk with a catastrophic injury claims lawyer today to determine how much compensation might still be available.
How much compensation will I receive?
Without looking at the specific circumstances surrounding your accident it is difficult to determine the amount of compensation available. With numerous types of compensation and different values attributed to different types of injures, it would be necessary to call our Fort Lauderdale attorneys for a consultation to help determine how much money might be available to you.