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“Catastrophic injury” is a term used for injuries that are permanent and/or cause lasting damage to your quality of life. Personal injury lawsuits involving these injuries often cover not only the physical suffering you or a loved one has endured but also the emotional trauma and financial burden that comes with a lifelong injury. Catastrophic injuries can be caused by a myriad of accidents caused by another’s actions.
Common catastrophic injuries include:
If you’ve suffered an irreversible injury after an accident due to someone else’s negligence or malice, please contact our personal injury attorneys in Orlando as soon as possible at (855) 880-4741 for a FREE case evaluation. Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter serve clients in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas.
Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Auto accidents are the most common cause of catastrophic injuries, especially those involving commercial trucks and motorcycles. This is due to the immense size of the trucks and the vulnerability of motorcyclists. In Florida, bikers over the age of 18 aren’t required to wear a helmet, which often leads to severe brain injuries.
Catastrophic injuries can also be caused by:
- Workplace injuries, especially construction site accidents.
- Defective products, which may include auto part recalls or dangerous toys for children.
- Pharmaceutical injuries—dangerous drugs can cause permanent damage due to side effects of certain medications.
- Medical malpractice such as a wrong-site surgery that leaves the victim without a limb or with permanent brain or spinal cord damage.
This list of possible catastrophic injuries is far from all-inclusive, and the parties involved in these lawsuits typically include insurance companies. Insurance representatives are well-known for denying or delaying valid claims, which leaves victims and their families paying the astronomical cost of long-term medical care.
It’s important to file your claim as soon as possible to avoid any issues with Florida statutes of limitations and to ensure all evidence and documentation is gathered immediately.
Recoverable Compensation for Catastrophic Injury
Because these injuries come with a lifelong burden on you and your loved ones, there are many areas of compensation our lawyers can help you recover including:
- Past, present and future medical expenses
- Home modifications such as wheelchair ramps
- Loss of income
- Permanent disability
- Chronic pain
- Loss of quality of life
Why Choose Our Orlando Personal Injury Attorneys?
In the event of a serious personal injury, it is crucial to retain legal representation from an experienced attorney who can protect you and your loved ones from further suffering. The Law Offices of Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter is known for our tenacity, and we are prepared to fight for you and the restitution you deserve for the injuries you’ve sustained due to the actions of someone else.
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, call our attorneys in Orlando today at (855) 880-4741 for a FREE consultation. Our Florida firm serves clients in Orlando, Florida and across the nation.