Let Us Help You Seek Compensation For Catastrophic Personal Injuries
One of the worst hardships in life is being suddenly injured due to the negligence, carelessness or wrongdoing of someone else. These are among the most serious injuries anyone can suffer with consequences that have been defined under federal law as preventing a person from being able to perform gainful work. That means an entire remaining lifetime of little to no income while facing enormous medical and other out-of-pocket costs that may be required forever.
If you or a loved one has been catastrophically injured to the point where your livelihood is at risk, you can bring a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party to recover your past and future medical expenses, as well as other damages. At Weston Smith Law, PLLC, we are dedicated to providing outstanding legal representation to those facing such horrendous losses and challenges. Led by a proven, award-winning trial lawyer, we offer the legal knowledge, skills and experience needed to pursue your best interests in and out of the courtroom.
Catastrophic Injury Cases In Florida
Catastrophic injuries are those from which a person will never fully recover. He or she will be handicapped in some way for the rest of their life through permanent damage to the body. These devastating injuries can be caused by any kind of accident but the most common causes include car, truck, motorcycle and other traffic accidents, workplace accidents, especially at construction sites, falls, sports and recreational accidents, and medical mistakes.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Back and spinal cord injuries, in which some part of the spinal cord is severed or damaged resulting in loss of sensation, paralysis, and other damage to the body below the affected part.
- Brain injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI) in which damage to the brain can result in a host of inabilities from memory loss to the inability to speak, learn or function on a cognitive level.
- Amputation, in which you have lost a limb due to the overwhelming physical damage done to it which meant it could not be saved.
- Severe burns can lead to permanent scarring as well as intense pain, life-threatening infections, and permanent damage to tissue, ligaments, and bone. These injuries often require repeated surgeries to mitigate the damage.
- Those injuries that leave the victim disfigured or with substantial scarring.
- Those injuries that lead to a long-term or permanent disability that derails the victim’s life, especially in terms of their ability to work.
Catastrophic injuries not only affect the survivor; they also impact family members who often must become caregivers. These family members typically also suffer emotional loss and disturbance due to having their loved one’s life compromised.
You Cannot Afford To Bear These Costs Alone
The more serious the injury, the more expensive it will be to pay for long-term treatment, additional surgeries, rehabilitation, ongoing medication or the permanent use of medical devices or equipment. The survivor may also require personal daily assistance and/or renovations to his or her home or vehicle to accommodate a compromised physical condition.
When lifelong expenses are associated with a personal injury case, it becomes imperative that you receive the compensation you need to recover as much as possible and move forward. The compensation that you may be able to obtain can include past and future predicted medical expenses, out-of-pocket expenses, loss of wages/income, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other damages.
Learn About Your Legal Options In A Free Consultation
Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, Weston Smith Law, PLLC, is dedicated to providing outstanding legal support to the survivors of catastrophic injuries and their families. Our priority is to fight for maximum compensation on your behalf and to bring you the justice you deserve. To tell us your story and learn how we can help, contact us to schedule a free consultation. Just call 727-408-6100 or submit an online contact form.