What is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries are severe or life-threatening injuries or illnesses that generally occur suddenly. A person who has sustained a severe injury may require future, long-term treatment from doctors, physical therapists and surgeons for the rest of his or her life. The injured person may also require expensive medications and the use of medical devices. Catastrophic injuries not only impact those who suffer injuries, but they can also deeply impact the lives of the injured person’s family members and friends. Circumstances that may result in catastrophic injuries include:
  • Motor vehicle or motorcycle accidents;
  • Medical malpractice; and
  • Workplace accidents.
Workplace incidents may include injuries in manufacturing plants, exposure to hazardous chemicals and plant explosions.

Who Can Bring a Catastrophic Injury Claim?

According to Florida’s personal injury law, any person who has been catastrophically injured due to another person’s negligence may be eligible to recover financial compensation for their injuries. Catastrophic injuries occur suddenly, causing long-term or permanent damage. Some examples of catastrophic injuries include:
  • Accidental amputation
  • Dismemberment
  • Brain injury
  • Eye injury
  • Bone fractures
  • Head trauma
  • Neurological disorders
  • Nerve damage
  • Burn injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Birth injuries

What Can I Recover?

If you or someone close to you has been catastrophically injured, you may be able to receive the following compensation:
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
Injuries of the brain and spinal cord often have disastrous results and require long-term or even lifelong medical care. Victims of a catastrophic injury may never be able to work again. Medical expenses, lost wages and other consequences of catastrophic injuries can be devastating to a person and his or her family. If you or someone close to you has been subject to a catastrophic injury, you need an experienced, tenacious attorney on your side to help you receive all of the compensation that you are eligible for, and that you deserve.

Why Seidensticker and San Filippo?

Seidensticker and San Filippo offer you the benefit of a small law firm, providing comprehensive legal assistance for your catastrophic injury case.   Your case will be handled by someone with years of legal experience in personal injury cases. Seidensticker and San Filippo offer you both zealous advocacy and compassion. We are skilled attorneys who understand that devastating circumstances have brought you to our door, and we treat our clients with dignity and respect. Corporations often have access to expensive, highly skilled legal teams who are prepared to defend themselves against liability. Our small size means that we can be selective with our clients, ensuring that we are able to give your case the attention that it deserves. We are prepared to advocate for you to the fullest extent possible. Contact us today for a consultation.