Have you or a loved one endured a tragic and devastating accident? Let our expert Florida catastrophic injury attorneys pursue financial recovery for you and your family.
All it takes is one act of carelessness to change someone’s life forever.
When a serious accident caused by someone else’s negligence results in catastrophic injuries, a personal injury lawsuit can be filed against the responsible party.
Regardless of what or who caused the serious injury you or your loved one suffered, you may be entitled to compensation for damages if negligence played a role. Although the road to recovery may be long, your path to financial recompense can begin now.
The expert catastrophic injury attorneys at Lorenzo & Lorenzo are prepared to fight on your behalf.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
While it’s true that even a seemingly minor injury sustained in an accident can be detrimental to a person’s everyday life, a “catastrophic injury” is generally defined as harm that causes the plaintiff long-term, if not permanent, disability and disfigurement. Catastrophic injuries often require extensive medical treatment in the form of surgeries, therapy and rehabilitation, and the victim may be unable to return to their field of employment or work at all.
Depending on the severity, catastrophic injuries may have long-term or lifelong repercussions that require extensive treatment and medical care. Victims of catastrophic injuries may be entitled to compensation for these medical costs, as well as lost wages, diminished earning capacity and the effect the injury has on their quality of life.
Common examples of catastrophic injury include:
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Burn wounds
Hiring an Expert Personal Injury Attorney to Pursue All Recovery Options
Due to the numerous factors and complications that can quickly arise with catastrophic injury cases, it is strongly advised that victims of a serious injury contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to determine their legal right to compensation.
At Lorenzo & Lorenzo, our expert attorneys specialize in catastrophic injury cases – fighting to help individuals throughout Tampa, Clearwater and St. Pete receive just compensation.
Lorenzo & Lorenzo is committed to making injury litigation not only personal, but affordable. We charge NO FEES unless we win your case, and we have ample financial resources to see your case through to the end. We believe you shouldn’t settle for less than you deserve!
During our initial consultation, we can help determine the value of your case and develop a strategy for holding all responsible parties accountable for injuries sustained by you or a loved one. Contact us to speak to a legal expert today. We are available 24/7.
How Florida Catastrophic Injury Cases Are Different
Compared to cases involving less severe injuries, catastrophic injury lawsuits are often more complex for a number of reasons. For one, determining the full extent of damages inflicted on the plaintiff, both past and future, is complicated and involved. If the defendant is found liable, they will be required to pay damages that include items such as an estimated lifetime of lost wages, the appropriate compensation for the loss in quality of life, projected future medical bills, and other factors regarding how the injury impacts the plaintiff. Because of these sorts of details, calculating all of the cost factors can be elaborate when the plaintiff is facing a lifetime of recovery.
In addition, the expense of prosecuting in a catastrophic injury case is higher than most other types of cases. Retaining a qualified, experienced law firm to file multiple claims against all negligent parties, secure expert witnesses, and see a case through to the end requires abundant financial resources.
The availability of funds in a catastrophic injury case is critical to its success, which is why choosing a law firm like Lorenzo & Lorenzo – a firm that uses our own resources and won’t collect fees until and unless we win your case – gives you such an advantage.
What’s more, most states place “damage caps” on personal injury damages, meaning a plaintiff can only sue up to a certain amount on specific types of damage. In the state of Florida, catastrophic injury victims are limited when claiming punitive damages– three times the amount of compensatory damages or $500,000, whichever is greater. Florida also has strict caps pertaining to medical malpractice cases.
Lastly, individual state laws can quickly complicate a catastrophic injury case. Statutes such as Florida’s comparative negligence law, no-fault car insurance laws, and strict liability guidelines may have a major impact on your case.