No one ever expects to suffer devastating, catastrophic injuries. When you have endured injuries of this nature, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and scared of what the future might bring. You might be critically injured, but you can still protect yourself and your family.
When someone else is responsible for causing an accident that resulted in your catastrophic injury, you have the right to full compensation. You do not have to go through these difficult times on your own. Let an experienced catastrophic injury attorney at Colson Hicks Eidson advocate for your rights.
Sadly, under the worst of circumstances, nearly any type of accident can cause a catastrophic injury. With that being said, there are several kinds of accidents we see in court that occur more often than others. These include:
Of course, there are many other types of accidents and incidents that are capable of causing catastrophic injuries. If you are unsure whether you have grounds for a claim, contact our office for in-depth analysis with a catastrophic injury lawyer.
When you have suffered a catastrophic injury, your life may be changed forever. You have the right to be compensated for every single loss. Many catastrophic injury victims assume that they can only be repaid for financially based, or economic damages. These often consist of:
But when you have been catastrophically injured, you also have the right to be compensated for non-financial, or non-economic damages. Some common non-economic damages that are awarded in catastrophic injury claims include:
It is also possible that you could be awarded punitive damages. The courts may determine that such an award is necessary when the defendant’s actions are considered reprehensible or grossly negligent. You can think of punitive damages as the court system’s way of punishing liable parties and sending a message to the public that such actions are not going to be tolerated by the court.
Your catastrophic injury lawyer will consider all of the ways your life has been turned upside down by your injuries in order to accurately calculate the value of your claim.
Catastrophic injury claims are highly complex due to the higher financial stakes and intense medical scrutiny. Most accident victims are easily overwhelmed by the process, accepting settlements far lower than they deserve.
According to the study, Financial Hardship After Traumatic Injury: Risk Factors and Drivers of Out-of-Pocket Health Expense:
Due to the financial hardship, catastrophic injury victims may risk losing their homes, credit, and standard of living if they do not receive a settlement that is fair for their injuries.
Our Florida catastrophic injury attorneys are some of the top litigators in the country. We have the skills and experience to fight for your rights and overcome the numerous challenges of catastrophic injury claims.
Catastrophic injury claims are more varied and difficult for the following reasons:
Colson Hicks Eidson has handled numerous high-profile cases and continues to meet or exceed client expectations. Call our personal injury lawyers in Florida today if you or a loved one have suffered a catastrophic injury due to negligence.
When you have suffered a catastrophic injury and you are not sure where to turn for help, contact an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer at Colson Hicks Eidson.
Our firm proudly offers free, no-obligation consultations to catastrophic injury victims across the state. Take advantage of this opportunity when you fill out our quick contact form. Or call our office at 305-476-7400 to get started on your claim.