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Personal injury

Catastrophic Injuries

Your life can be changed completely by a single act of recklessness or negligence. A catastrophic injury from a car accident, assault, slip and fall injury, or construction accident can not only affect your quality of life and ability to work; it can come with significant and life-long medical needs.

If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligence, it’s important to seek experienced legal counsel. Catastrophic injury claims are notoriously complex and may take years to resolve given the high value of claims. Making a mistake in your claim or accepting a settlement too early may not give you enough compensation to cover your long-term medical bills, let alone your lost future income and pain and suffering. At GMV Law Group, LLP, we represent catastrophic injury victims in seeking full compensation.

What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries are those that are severe enough to impact your mobility or cognitive function while profoundly impacting your quality of life. Catastrophic injuries can include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputation
  • Organ damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Disfigurement

Catastrophic injuries can be the result of many types of accidents. Most of these serious and life-changing injuries are the result of a motorcycle or car accident. Serious injuries may also result from medical malpractice, defective products, construction site accidents, slip and fall accidents, and nursing home neglect.

Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries

If you suffer a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, you have the right to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and non-economic damages like pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. You may be eligible for many forms of compensation for your injury such as:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Modifications to your home and vehicle
  • Rehabilitation and vocational training
  • Mental anguish and pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Catastrophic injury claims often reach millions. In the case of a spinal cord injury that causes tetraplegia, for example, a victim will be left with no functionality in all of their limbs, an inability to work, and extensive and lifelong medical needs. This type of injury can cause over $4 million in lifetime expenses for someone in their 20s, and this does not include costs such as lost future earnings and non-economic damages.

Why You Need a Florida Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Catastrophic injury claims are notoriously complex as insurance companies do not want to pay out for a serious and lifelong condition with high medical expenses and significant non-economic damages. It’s absolutely crucial that you receive a fair settlement offer or verdict that truly compensates you for your damages, including pain and suffering.

It can take time to negotiate a fair settlement offer or bring your case to court. Unfortunately, many accident victims are too quick to accept a settlement offer and are left with insufficient compensation to cover their long-term needs. Failing to accurately establish liability can also be a concern as Florida is a comparative negligence state. If you are found even partially at fault for your accident, your damages can be reduced by your share of the liability.

An experienced catastrophic injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale can help by building your claim to establish liability, gathering evidence to support your damages, and protecting your legal rights.

If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact GMV Law Group, LLP today to schedule a free consultation with a catastrophic injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale. We have English and Spanish speaking representatives ready to help you explore your legal options.

GMV Law Group, LLP