St. Petersburg Catastrophic Injuries Lawyer
Have You or a Loved One Been Catastrophically Injured Due to Negligence?
One of the worst hardships in life is being suddenly injured due to the
negligence, carelessness, or wrongdoing of someone else, such as a drunk,
distracted, or otherwise negligent driver. When such an injury is categorized
as catastrophic, it can mean deeply damaging physical and emotional results
that can negatively impact you for the rest of your life. 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 and this was done to you through the negligent
actions of another, you are protected under personal injury law. 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, we are
dedicated to providing outstanding legal representation to those facing
such horrendous losses and challenges. With a proven, award-winning trial
lawyer onboard, we offer the legal knowledge, skills, and experience needed
to pursue your best interests through a negotiated settlement or in court.
Let our skilled St. Petersburg catastrophic injuries attorney provide the
legal advice and guidance you need. Call us at
(727) 312-1264 for a free case evaluation.
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 life through
permanent damage to the body.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
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
- 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 which can lead to permanent scarring as well as intense pain,
life-threatening infections, and permanent damage to tissue, ligaments,
and bone. These injuries often call for repeated surgeries to mitigate
- Those injures that leave the victim disfigured or with substantial scarring.
- Those injures that lead to a long-term or permanent disability that derails
the victim’s life, especially in terms of the ability to work.
Catastrophic injuries generally not only affect the survivor but they impact
family members who often must become partial or entire caregivers. These
family members also generally suffer emotional loss and disturbance as
well at having their loved ones life compromised. Furthermore, the more
serious the injury, the more expensive it will be in terms of the need
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.
Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
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
Compensation for Survivors
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 depending on the situation.
Weston Smith Law Can Help
Our firm 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 in the wake of such an overwhelming and disastrous change to your
life and future.
Reach out to us at
(727) 312-1264 to book your consultation today.