Florida Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Catastrophic injuries change the trajectory of an injured person’s life and the lives of those around them. Often, an injured party is no longer able to work or provide for themselves, and they may require significant medical care for the remainder of their life.
If your catastrophic injury is the result of another party’s negligence, you may need a well-versed Florida catastrophic injury lawyer to represent you. Call us at Kogan & DiSalvo and meet with one of our dedicated lawyers for a free initial consultation. With the right representation, you could recover compensation to make your future brighter and more manageable.
What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury?
Injuries that prevent someone from performing any gainful work in the future, or that cause permanent disability, are examples of what might be considered catastrophic. Catastrophic injuries generally occur suddenly and without warning, and they can have serious long-term effects on the individual and their family.
Catastrophic injuries come with a lifetime of rehabilitation, medical bills, and a need for constant assistance and supervision. Accidents, violence, and even medical errors can lead to such an injury. Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Serious head trauma, including a traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord and other neurological injuries
- Accidental limb amputation
- Multiple broken bones
- Eye injury
- Severe or extensive burns
Our experienced Florida catastrophic injury attorneys could help explain the estimated medical costs associated with an injury, and ensure that you recover compensation to pay for those costs.
Determining Liability in a Catastrophic Injury Case
In some catastrophic injury cases, liability is not limited to a single defendant. Cases can have multiple defendants.
Under 2018 Florida Statute § 768.81, a jury will determine which parties are liable for the plaintiff’s injuries, and each liable party will be assigned a portion of the liability.
If the plaintiff is partially responsible for the accident, the percentage of their liability will reduce their damages proportionately. For example, if a jury determines that a plaintiff sustained $500,000 in damages, but they are 10 percent at fault for the relevant accident, they are only owed $450,000 in damages.
Catastrophic Injury Settlements
A plaintiff may be able to settle their case instead of going to trial. The potential for a settlement depends on several variables, including the estimated cost of damages, the extent of the evidence against the defendant, and the involvement of the defendant’s insurance company.
Settling a case may be ideal if the plaintiff wishes to resolve their case quickly or avoid an emotionally-charged trial. Defendants could also benefit from settlements, as they may avoid significant legal fees and public relations damage.
Call a Florida Catastrophic Injury Attorney for Help
A civil claim might be an imperative factor in determining what type of life and medical care a catastrophic injury patient will enjoy going forward. With the help of Florida catastrophic injury lawyers at Kogan & DiSalvo, these patients, and their families could receive fair compensation to help with their expenses. Help is only a phone call away; reach out for your free consultation with our experienced attorneys.