What is a Catastrophic Injury in Florida? Can I Receive Compensation?

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There are few things worse than sustaining an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence. Unfortunately, at times, these injuries can be quite severe. In this case, you may have been told that you’ve sustained a “catastrophic injury.” Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced St. Lucie County personal injury lawyer to learn more about catastrophic injury cases in Florida and how our firm can help if you’ve sustained one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is the definition of a catastrophic injury?

A catastrophic injury is an injury that happens suddenly, often due to the negligence of another, and leaves a person significantly, and often permanently injured. Just some of the most common examples of catastrophic injuries include spinal injuries causing paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, neurological injuries, injuries at birth, burn injuries, and more. For example, if you were driving in your car when someone ran a red light, struck your vehicle, and caused you to sustain a serious spinal injury, you’ve most likely been catastrophically injured.

Am I eligible for compensation after sustaining a catastrophic injury?

As long as we can prove that the accident was caused by another person’s negligence, you should be eligible to receive financial compensation in your personal injury claim. Our firm is dedicated to representing accident victims in Port St. Lucie and throughout Florida in pursuit of the full and fair compensation to which they are entitled. Once we prove your claim, you should receive compensation to help you deal with two types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. Examples of economic damages include the cost of the initial medical care you received, the cost of ongoing treatment and rehabilitation, the cost of lost wages from being unable to return to work, and more. On the other hand, you may receive compensation for non-economic damages. These damages are still very real, and include pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, emotional trauma, decreased quality of life, loss of consortium, and more. Our legal team is prepared to fight for you, every step of the way. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call today so we can get started working on your case.

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Here at The Florida Personal Injury Law Team, we understand the detrimental effects that an injury can have on an individual and his or her family. Contact us today for help.