Catastrophic injuries are life-changing events. Many people do not recover fully from a catastrophic injury. You may require a lifetime of medical care or never be able to work again. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, contact a personal injury attorney like Brian Hoag. For more information on Tampa catastrophic injuries and damages, read on.
In general, a catastrophic injury causes severe damage to the spine, spinal column or brain. In addition, catastrophic injuries may include severe:
- Amputations or multiple fractures
- Organ damage
- Exposure to hazardous substances
- Paralysis including paraplegia and quadriplegia
Some Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Motor vehicles, especially motorcycles, are possibly the most common cause of catastrophic injuries. Other causes may include:
Other causes may include:
- Construction site accidents
- Swimming accidents
- Pharmacy and medical errors
- Defective consumer products
- Long Term Care
injuries often require a lifetime of medical care. Permanent disfigurement, impairment, suffering, and premature death can result. All these conditions may be considered a compensable injury.
A liable defendant is required to pay damages. Damages are designed to make the plaintiff whole. Obviously, you may never be whole again, but you may be entitled to a large settlement.
The settlement will cover all expenses related to the injury. These may include compensation for :
- Lost wages
- Future lost earnings
- Pain and suffering – long-term physical, emotional, mental
- Mental or emotional anguish
- Medical expenses
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Your Tampa catastrophic injuries and damages may seem very obvious to you, but the legal system requires proof. Brian Hoag will gather all the facts about your injury and design arguments to show just how serious the injury outcome is. This includes gathering medical treatment estimates and testimony, estimating lost current and future wages, and pain and suffering. You have enough on your plate to recover from your injuries.
About Brian Hoag
Hopefully, you will never need a Tampa personal injury lawyer like Brian Hoag. If 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. You’ll love getting back to to living your life.