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.
Let our skilled
St. Petersburg catastrophic injuries attorney provide the legal advice and guidance you need. Call us at
(727) 408-6100 for a free case evaluation.
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.
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) 408-6100 to book your consultation today.