Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
Representing Victims of Severe Bodily Injury
Although any injury can have a significant impact, some injuries are so serious and life-changing, they are considered “catastrophic.” These injuries generally affect every aspect of the victim’s life, from their ability to get around on their own to their ability to work, provide for their families, and even care for themselves.
At Fischer Redavid PLLC, we understand the immense difficulties victims of catastrophic injuries and their families face. We know that these cases are different than standard personal injury claims, and we know how to help severely injured individuals fight for the full compensation they deserve. We have the resources, experience, and skill to effectively pursue complex catastrophic injury claims, and we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
Though there is no official definition of a “catastrophic injury,” it is generally accepted that any injury that causes significant and/or permanent disfigurement, disability, or impairment of a bodily function, system, or member is “catastrophic.”
Examples of injuries that are generally classified as catastrophic include:
- Serious bone fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Organ damage
- Certain illnesses and medical conditions
These and other severe injuries generally result in significant, long-lasting consequences for the victim and their loved ones. As a result, they are likely to face considerable physical, emotional, and financial hardships, many of which can dramatically impact their overall quality of life.
Why You Should Hire a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Due to the many complicating factors involved in catastrophic injury claims, it is important that you work with an attorney who has experience handling these types of cases. You want someone who knows the law and has the resources to effectively pursue the compensation you are owed.
At Fischer Redavid PLLC, we work tirelessly to build powerful, persuasive cases for our catastrophic injury clients. We have access to industry experts, such as accident reconstructionist and economists, who provide testimony and evidence on behalf of our clients. Our attorneys know how to present cases to insurance adjusters, judges, and juries in a way that maximizes our clients’ chances of recovering a fair settlement or verdict, and we are prepared to use all our resources and experience to your benefit.
As your legal team, we will be there for you every step of the way. We offer highly personalized and attentive legal services; you will work with a team of one attorney and one paralegal, both dedicated to your case and your recovery. You can expect to receive consistent communication and honest updates throughout the legal process, as well as a compassionate approach tailored to your unique situation.
With multiple locations in Florida, Georgia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Fischer Redavid PLLC serves clients throughout the region in all types of catastrophic injury cases. Get in touch with us today to learn more, including how we can help you fight for the justice you deserve.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Like other types of injuries, catastrophic injuries can occur at any time, in any place. While many catastrophic injuries result from serious accidents and traumatic events, even a seemingly minor incident can lead to a severe, life-altering injury.
Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents, such as car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Collisions between motor vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists
- Medical malpractice and nursing home abuse/negligence
- Serious falls, including slip and fall accidents and falls from heights
- Workplace accidents, including construction and industrial accidents
- Accidents arising from unreasonably dangerous or defective products
- Intentional acts, such as assault, domestic abuse, and other forms of violence
- Sports- and recreation-related accidents, such as boating or ATV accidents
One thing that many of these injury-causing incidents have in common is negligence. All too often, people suffer severe injuries through no fault of their own but, rather, due to the negligence of another person or party. When this happens, the injured victim is entitled to take legal action and could receive compensation for their injury-related damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of earning ability.
Though catastrophic injury cases seem, on the surface, to be very similar to standard personal injury claims, they have several key differences that set them apart. In general, catastrophic injury cases tend to be much more complex than regular personal injury cases due to a variety of complicating factors.
Some of these complicating factors include the:
- Severity of the injury
- High cost of medical care
- Duration of medical treatment
- Permanent nature of the injury or injury-related impairment
- Impact on the victim’s ability to obtain gainful employment
- Extent of the victim’s pain and suffering
- Overall high value of damages
- Insurance company’s interest in disputing the claim
It can be extremely difficult to pursue the full, fair amount you are owed after suffering a catastrophic injury, especially as you are trying to manage the many unexpected challenges associated with your injury. Right now, your focus should be on getting the care and treatment you need—not on fighting with the insurance company for a fair settlement.
Instead, trust the team at Fischer Redavid PLLC to fight for you. We have extensive experience handling catastrophic injury cases arising from all types of accidents and traumatic events. Our attorneys know the ins and outs of these types of cases, as well as the many nuances inherent in the legal process. What’s more, we are prepared to aggressively advocate for you and your recovery, even if that means taking your case to court.