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Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Tampa

Some injuries heal quickly with treatment and time. Others, sadly, do not. Their effects linger, causing pain and hardship for months, years, even a lifetime.

When a catastrophic injury is caused by negligence, carelessness, or wrongdoing, it becomes a legal issue in addition to a medical one. Injury victims have the right to pursue fair and just compensation for their medical treatment, wage loss, scarring, disfigurement, and other losses arising from the accident.

While catastrophic injury cases are complex, the attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo are ready to provide world-class legal representation that gets results. Our Tampa catastrophic injury lawyers know how to handle the toughest cases and have the track record to prove it. We’ll calculate the full extent of your damages and make sure that your losses both now and in the future – including future medical bills and reduced earning capacity due to long-term disability – are taken into account. Reach out for a free consultation.

The Tremendous Toll of Catastrophic Injuries

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A knowledgeable Tampa injury lawyer at our law firm can protect your rights no matter what type of catastrophic injury you have suffered. We handle claims in Tampa, across Hillsborough County, and throughout Florida. Our clients have suffered severe and life-changing injuries such as:

  • Brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be difficult to detect at first. Sometimes their effects do not show up until long after the accident. These effects may include severe headaches, nausea, and trouble concentrating or performing mental tasks. Oftentimes, the victim of head trauma is the last to notice the effects. For this reason, loved ones should monitor the person who has suffered the injury for symptoms such as confusion or irritability.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Injuries to the back and neck can result in serious orthopedic conditions as well as damage to the nervous system. The effects of a spinal cord injury can be wide-ranging and may include lack of mobility, tingling and numbness in the extremities, incontinence, and even problems with the body’s ability to regulate temperature.
  • Burn injuries: Burns are among the most painful of injuries. They can occur in car accidents when vehicles catch fire, from explosions caused by faulty equipment, or even from exposure to harmful chemicals. The most serious burn injuries may require multiple surgeries, skin grafts, and other painful treatments.
  • Fractures: A fracture is a serious bodily injury that can affect your life dramatically. A single broken bone can keep you out of work for months. Multiple fractures may require extensive physical therapy. Severe fractures can even result in permanent scarring and disfigurement.
  • Sensory loss: Certain injuries can result in vision and hearing loss, which can deprive a person of enjoyment of life and limit their ability to work and engage in everyday activities.

Whatever type of injury you have suffered, we understand the tremendous toll such an event can have on your life. In handling your catastrophic injury claim, our Tampa personal injury lawyers will work tirelessly to help you obtain the resources you need to pay your bills and rebuild your life.

Uncovering the Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

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A Tampa catastrophic injury lawyer at our law firm can scrutinize the facts of your claim to determine how this accident took place and who is to blame for the injuries you have suffered. We handle all types of serious injury claims, including those arising from:

  • Car accidents: Whether you suffered a catastrophic injury in a head-on collision, rear-end collision, T-bone crash, or any other type of car accident, the injuries you suffer may entitle you to compensation.
  • Truck accidents: 18-wheelers (semi-trucks) in the Tampa area travel at high speeds and are often fully loaded with cargo. When truck drivers and trucking companies violate the rules, they place everyone else on the road at risk.
  • Motorcycle accidents: With only a helmet and riding gear protecting them, motorcycle riders and passengers are vulnerable to serious injuries when other drivers violate their rights.
  • Pedestrian accidents: Pedestrians have no protection at all when vehicles strike them. Careless drivers making quick right-hand turns into crosswalks or backing out of parking spaces without looking can change the life of a pedestrian in an instant.
  • Bicycle accidents: Laws are in place to protect bicycle riders from catastrophic injuries, but all too often, motorists ignore those laws.
  • Bus accidents: If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury on a public transportation bus in the Tampa area, special laws may apply. Talk with a Tampa catastrophic injury lawyer who can handle all aspects of your legal claim.
  • Work accidents: If you suffered a catastrophic injury on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If your injury was caused by a negligent third party such as a contractor or equipment manufacturer, you may be entitled to additional compensation through a third-party personal injury claim.
  • Slip-and-fall accidents: A slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident can happen in the blink of an eye. These accidents are often dismissed as minor but can have serious consequences, such as head and spinal cord injuries.

A serious injury attorney knows how to uncover the facts, no matter how complex the circumstances of your accident. We are prepared to put the full investigative resources of our firm to work so that your catastrophic injury claim is a successful one.

Assessing Damages in Serious Bodily Injury Claims

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If you or someone close to you has suffered a catastrophic injury, your legal claim is the one chance you have to obtain compensation that must last you a lifetime. This is why it is so important to leave no stone unturned in assessing damages and determining the full dollar amount of your claim.

Our Tampa serious injury attorneys handle these types of cases routinely and know the tactics insurance companies use to limit and deny compensation to victims. Our thorough, detail-oriented approach is designed to obtain maximum compensation on behalf of injury victims as well as family members who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents.

When appropriate, we call upon experts in life-care planning, economics, data analysis, and other fields who help us calculate the true cost of dealing with a catastrophic injury. For the injury victim, these costs may include:

  • Ongoing medical treatment
  • Physical therapy
  • Multiple surgeries
  • Adapted living quarters
  • Wheelchairs, walkers, braces, and other adaptive equipment
  • Adapted vehicles
  • Special clothing
  • Home health care services

How Has Your Quality of Life Been Affected?

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The above list contains many economic losses that arise from a catastrophic injury, but that is only part of the picture. Florida personal injury law allows victims to pursue compensation for non-economic damages as well.

These damages may include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of companionship, and mental anguish. While it may be more difficult to place a price tag on these elements, our knowledge of the Florida statutes and case law governing this legal area allows us to arrive at amounts that are fair and just for victims and their families.

Our Tampa catastrophic injury lawyers know that a one-size-fits-all approach to personal injury law is a disservice to victims. We handle every case as if it is our only case, working closely with the injury victim and his or her family members to gain a full understanding of how this injury has affected their lives.

Speak With a Serious Injury Attorney

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Our Tampa catastrophic injury lawyers have the experience and knowledge to handle the most difficult injury claims, no matter how severe the injuries and complex the legal issues.

It’s free to talk with a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney and it’s free to ask questions. Get in touch with a lawyer who can protect your legal rights and financial future. We will treat you with the care and sensitivity this urgent legal matter requires.

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