When you have been injured through the negligence of another, you have a legal right to pursue financial compensation from those responsible for causing you harm. It’s the law.
The wisdom of our civil law, is made especially clear in cases involving victims of serious, life-changing injury such as spinal cord injury, which can cause permanent paralysis, brain injury, which can rob you of your former physical and mental abilities, or permanent disability stemming from amputation, electrocution, internal injuries, medical malpractice, violent crime or sexual assault.
Speaking with an Orlando catastrophic injury lawyer today could help you to collect the compensation that you need to set things right. From day one, our trustworthy personal injury attorneys are prepared to explain your rights under the law, perform an in-depth investigation into the incident, and demand that all at-fault parties provide proper payments for your losses.
The source of an injury has little to do with whether we consider an injury to be catastrophic. In fact, a seemingly minor incident that can occur from little more than performing one’s daily activities can result in life-altering injuries. In addition, an injury’s status as catastrophic is never proof that another party was responsible for the incident. The burden still lies on injured plaintiffs to prove both responsibility for an injury and how that injury has impacted their life.
An injury is catastrophic when it has a profound impact on a person’s current and future health. Furthermore, catastrophic injuries are usually permanent losses, and even the best medical care might not allow a victim to make a full recovery. As a result, these injuries can justify lawsuits that demand compensation for not just medical bills but also payments to make up for any reduction in a person’s quality of life. Typical examples of catastrophic injuries include:
Consulting with an Orlando catastrophic injury attorney could help people to recognize the immense impact of these incidents and how to connect their losses to the actions of others.
Even if it is clear that another person or company was responsible for an incident that resulted in a catastrophic injury, people seeking compensation may still face difficulties collecting payments if they have waited too long to come forward.
Florida Statute § 95.11 creates the time limit, known as the statute of limitations, for most personal injury cases. This law says that injured people must bring a case to court no more than four years after the date of their injury. While this may seem like a long time, it can take significant effort to build a case against a defendant or gather medical documentation.
While this time limit applies to most cases, it is not universal. For example, medical malpractice cases in the state have a two-year time limit. In addition, cases where a defendant is a government entity may have shorter notice requirements. Reaching out to an Orlando catastrophic injury lawyer immediately will give them the best chance of satisfying this important legal rule.
Victims of serious or catastrophic injury can require long and frequent periods of hospitalization, numerous surgeries, ongoing physical and occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation, loss of future earnings and wages, psychological therapy and counseling, nursing care, prescription medications, and more. Over the years, the costs can add up to millions of dollars.
If you have suffered a serious injury of any type, we are here to help. Our injury claim attorney will file a lawsuit and work to see that you receive a verdict or settlement large enough to provide for your current and future medical bills, lost wages, and loss of earning potential. In short, we will determine and pursue damages that we hope will allow you to live without financial worry for the rest of your life.
Catastrophic injuries will force you to make significant changes in every part of your life. Even if you reach a position where you regain stability for your physical health, you will likely endure emotional traumas and financial losses connected to the incident. Whether your injury was the result of an accident or intentional act of violence, you have the right to seek out fair compensation for your losses.
We are client-centered, results-oriented attorneys who are committed to fighting for justice for victims of catastrophic injury throughout central Florida. Please contact an attorney today to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. We would be happy to meet you at your home, in the hospital, or another convenient location if you are unable to visit one of our offices
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