Catastrophic injuries are life changing accidents which unfavorably alter the course of a life. A catastrophic injury occurs suddenly and without warning and usually includes brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, accidental amputations, severe burns, multiple fractures, or other neurological disorders. The injuries generally disrupt the functioning of the central nervous system, which has far reaching effects.
Motor control problems, cognitive impairments, communication problems, and basic functioning can all be impaired. Because of the pervasive negative effects of catastrophic injuries, professional, extensive health care and support is usually necessary in treatment, recovery, and long term care.
These injuries will likely require extensive medical care, hospitalization, and surgery. In some cases, the victim’s home or vehicle may require modifications, including a ramp for the front door or a stair lift. The expenses associated with a catastrophic accident can be extensive. In addition, the victim may be prevented from being able to work.
If treated early, recovery might be possible, although for many injured parties, permanent disability, shortened life spans, and significant suffering will be a lifelong consequence of the accident.
If a catastrophic injury resulted because of negligence, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help recover damages, medical costs, and pain and suffering. Catastrophic injuries are overwhelming for both the suffering party and their family and loved ones without having the additional financial burden of the accident. Your St. Petersburg catastrophic injury lawyer will understand the special lifelong needs of the injured person and the necessity of the responsible party to be held accountable for their actions.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Suffering a traumatic brain injury can have devastating and long-term adverse effects on your life. Brain injuries can be caused by a wide variety of incidents, including slips and falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries, and medical malpractice. Roughly 235,000 people visit the hospital every year for traumatic brain injuries and while some patients do recover fully, there are some cases where patients experience long-term side effects that compromise their ability to perform daily tasks.
In catastrophic injury cases, you will want to obtain the powerful legal guidance that we offer at the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos. You will need to obtain financial compensation to supplement your lost income now or in the future. With a solid catastrophic injury claim, the compensation you may receive can cover the following damages:
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical bills
How a Catastrophic Injury Attorney Can Help
Our firm’s personal injury attorneys in St. Petersburg have the experience and knowledge that is needed to pursue just compensation from an insurance company. We help injured people and their families pursue financial compensation. At our law firm, we are devoted to helping the catastrophically injured recover the damages they have incurred or will incur as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Our goal will be to hold the liable party responsible so that you can obtain the recompense you need. During a free case evaluation, we can determine the most appropriate route to take. We can also help you understand your rights. Do not hesitate to speak with us at your earliest convenience so that we can determine how much your claim may be worth in damages!