Florida and New York Catastrophic Injuries Attorney
Most victims injured through the negligent or intentional conduct of other parties eventually heal, return to work and resume normal lives, but the same cannot be said for individuals with catastrophic injuries. A catastrophic injury has long-term effects not only on the victim, but it also impacts other members of the family the victim must depend upon for care and, in some instances, financial support. The compassionate legal team at The Carrion Firm, PLLC, understands the financial hardship long-term care associated with catastrophic injuries may cause, so we commit our legal knowledge and skills to aggressively pursue our client’s claim for substantial compensation from the at-fault party.
How catastrophic injuries change lives
Catastrophic injuries tend to be life-altering and, in many cases, may pose a threat to the life of the victim or cause permanent disability. Some of the characteristics of a catastrophic injury may include the following:
- Loss of use of one or more systems of the body
- Permanent partial or total disability
- Long-term effects making it impossible for the person to return to gainful employment
The effects of a catastrophic injury may eventually lead to the death of the victim.
Common types of catastrophic injuries include the following:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord trauma
- Damage to multiple internal organs
- Loss of one or more limbs
- Severe burns
- Inhalation and exposure to dangerous chemicals
- Multiple bone fractures
Almost any type of incident that subjects a person to physical harm may cause a catastrophic injury, but some of the most common include the following:
- Construction accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
- Truck crashes
- Work-related accidents, including exposure to hazardous materials and substances
- Medical malpractice
- Pharmaceutical errors
- Defective consumer products
An accident that may not initially appear to be serious could result in a catastrophic injury. For example, people slip on icy patches on sidewalks all the time without coming away with more than a bruise, but a slip-and-fall accident victim striking their head on the pavement could suffer an injury to the brain that could be classified as a catastrophic injury.
We make the at-fault party pay damages
The seriousness of catastrophic injuries usually results in a need for extensive and long-term medical care, which can be very expensive. We firmly believe that the lost earning capacity, sky-high medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, long-term nursing and home care, and the pain and suffering of a person with a catastrophic injury should not go uncompensated.
We commit our knowledge, experience and outstanding advocacy skills to provide victims of accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries with the type of tough, relentless representation needed to ensure they receive the maximum compensation available. From the initial consultation through to settlement or verdict after trial, our focus remains on the wellbeing of our client.
Let a Florida and New York catastrophic injuries lawyer fight for you
If you or a loved one have suffered a catastrophic injury caused by the negligence or intentional conduct of another party, let a personal injury attorney from The Carrion Firm, PLLC, become your staunch advocate in the fight for fair and just compensation. Call us today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.