What you should do
Consult & Hire a Catastrophic Injuries Lawyer
In the world of Personal Injury Law, Catastrophic Injuries, are usually very rare, disastrous, and oftentimes more serious injuries than the more common, car or motorcycle accident. Many people are unaware of what is considered to be a “catastrophic injury”. A Catastrophic Injury is one in which the after effects of the injury causes life-long, permanent, physical impairment to the victim which prevents them from seeking regular employment and carrying-out everyday activities. In essence, it’s safe to say that a catastrophic injury is a debilitating injury. It is because of the life-long and life-altering effects of the injury; primarily severe damage to the Central Nervous System, that they are categorized as “catastrophic”.
In addition to the physical impairments and/or disabilities associated with catastrophic injuries; there’s also an enormous strain and disruption to the family of the victim. Close relatives and immediate/household family members’ lives are altered by these injuries as well because the victim may now require 24-hour supervision or assistance in day-to-day living activities and tasks; some of which can be rather personal. Listed below are some examples of catastrophic injuries.
Operator Error in Boating Accidents
Alcohol is perhaps the single most leading cause of “Operator Error” in boating accidents. Far too many boating accidents were the end result of an intoxicated operator taking the controls. Another leading source of Operator Error is that; many operators attempt or believe a boat can be maneuvered the same as a car—this couldn’t be further from the truth. A boat and car are two completely different types of motor vehicles and how they function, operate, and are correctly driven are completely different as well. Let’s take a look at some examples of Operator Error.
- Severe head trauma
- Accidental amputation
- Severe eye injury
- Brain & neurological injuries
- Severe back & spinal cord injuries
- Organ & tissue injuries
- Paraplegia & quadriplegia-causing injuries
There are countless injuries that are considered to be catastrophic injuries. With such traumatic after effects as a high possibility, it’s imperative you are properly represented in regards to the legalities surrounding your accident and injuries—this is why we now have “Catastrophic Law”. This is when your catastrophic injury was the immediate result of a defective product or negligence of a second party, such as in an automobile accident. When your catastrophic injury occurred through no fault of your own, you have legal entitlements that will greatly benefit you as the victim, your immediate family, and anyone else directed affected by your injuries.
The most effective way to receive your entitlements is to hire a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer. To represent yourself would be the least effective method of fairly receiving your true entitlements has been proven in most cases, to simply enhance the other party’s chances of success. Your catastrophic injury lawyer knows his/her way around the “courtroom battlefield” and will effectively maneuver it to ensure you are granted your entitlements including:
- Compensation of lost wages
- Compensation of future lost wages
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Compensation for mental anguish
- Paid medical expenses
- Restitution for loss of enjoyment of life
Hopefully, you will never be in a position in which you need the legal services of a Tampa personal injury lawyer that specializes in catastrophic injuries, but in the event that you do, please give Hoag Law Firm a call at (727) 231-5420 or complete your online Free Case Evaluation. A free consultation can help you understand your rights. With honest advice and an experienced attorney at your side, you can recover the largest possible settlement and get back to living your life.