Catastrophic Injury Claims
Personal injury cases happen every day in Tampa Bay. These cases include all types of accidents with varying injuries and repercussions for the victims and their families. But when an injury is so severe, it is called a catastrophic injury. Catastrophic injuries, as the name implies, cause greater physical, emotional, and financial consequences to victims.
If you or someone you love has been in a catastrophic accident, our injury attorneys are here to help you understand the serious nature of these injuries and why you may be entitled to higher monetary compensation to make things right again.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic injuries are not just your average personal injuries from an accident. They are so serious they are classified into a category of their own.
Many lawyers, such as ours at Mickey Keenan, P.A. in Tampa, FL, choose to differentiate catastrophic injury cases from others, and for very good reason. Catastrophic injuries vary in the type of injuries sustained, the damages and impact they have on the victim and their family, and the long-term or life-long repercussions they have produced. Additionally, they often involve higher stakes and more legal challenges when fighting for justice.
These types of injuries may be considered catastrophic:
- Multiple broken bones
- Orthopedic injuries
- Severe burns
- Severe nerve/ligament damage
- Paralysis/spinal cord injuries
- Amputation and loss of limbs > paraplegia/quadriplegia
- Brain injuries
- Neurological disorders
Unfortunately, many victims of catastrophic injuries often settle for the first offer they receive from insurance. And sadly, many times it is not enough to cover their repairs, medical expenses, and ongoing pain and suffering. Why is this? When it comes to catastrophic injury claims, most people do not think big picture. They want or need the money now to help offset the high cost of the injuries, care, or funeral expenses.
Don’t wait; call our reputable injury attorneys or submit a case review and we can help you.
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What Accidents Cause Catastrophic Injuries?
Many types of unexpected accidents can cause catastrophic injuries, but many of them are due at least in part to the negligence of other individuals. Most often these catastrophic injuries are a result of:
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Medical malpractice
Recovering from a catastrophic injury, in addition to requiring additional time as well as mental, emotional, and physical anguish, requires more financially, something our veteran personal injury attorneys believe you as a victim should never have to pay for.
At Mickey Keenan Injury Law, we care about every case and promise to treat you like family. We know that catastrophic injury cases need more attention, expertise, and support. Call our experienced Florida personal injury law firm today to speak with our team.
Catastrophic Injuries Should Be Taken Seriously
When one has been the victim of a more debilitating, catastrophic injury there is more involved to make you and your family whole again. Due to the nature of catastrophic injuries, they have a more significant impact on your day-to-day life.
Your injuries may come with a host of issues that could ultimately affect you and/or your family long-term. Our lawyers review why & how these catastrophic injuries result in extensive physical, emotional, and financial loss:
- Cost of medical care and future/on-going medical care
- Lost income and lost future wages from not being able to work
- Financial losses incurred by family members who try to help
Emotional and Physical Damages
- Physical pain and suffering
- Slow and painful recoveries
- Emotional suffering > can extend to mental and psychological injuries and anguish
- Loss of enjoyment and quality of life
- Loss of emotional support and or companionship
Long-Term or Life-long Repercussions
- Temporary partial or total disability
- Loss of bodily function or loss of sensory function, such as vision or hearing loss
- Permanent disfigurement
- Physical or cognitive deficits, such as memory issues or impaired mobility
Experience on Your Side
Catastrophic injuries are unlike any other personal injury claims. You not only need the extra money for long-term recovery, but you may be entitled to extra financial compensation.
At Mickey Keenan, P.A., we are prepared to fight for you like family. We know the stakes are higher and we are experienced and prepared to fight any additional legal challenges that will arise.
We promise to work hard for you to receive the maximum payout you need and deserve. Call our top-rated Tampa, FL accident attorneys for a free consultation at 813-871-1300 or schedule an appointment to review your catastrophic injury case.