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Catastrophic Injuries

Help for Victims who Suffer Permanent Physical Damage

Catastrophic injuries are typically those that involve accidental amputation, severe burns, paralysis (paraplegia or quadriplegia), organ damage, spinal cord injury, brain injury, burn injury, or the loss of hearing or eyesight. The consequences of such injuries usually mean extensive medical care and some type of physical therapy for the rest of the victim's life. The victim, and their family, can expect to have to cope with a possible inability to earn a living, substantial physical pain, permanent disability, and mental and emotional pain and suffering.

Weinstein & Scharf, P.A. is a personal injury law firm that has helped many people in the aftermath of their catastrophic injuries. Having witnessed the devastation that can be caused to the victims of such injuries, we are dedicated to pursuing justice on behalf of those individuals. We do this by pursuing monetary compensation that is meant to cover most or all of their accident-related expenses, which eliminates the financial strain that so often accompanies these injuries. A personal injury lawyer at our firm is available to provide you with help in your catastrophic injury case that is intended to secure your desired result.

Accidents Causing Catastrophic Injuries

According to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), catastrophic injuries are the primary cause of death in the Nation, for all age groups.

They occur in all manner of serious accidents, including:

Steps to Take in Filing a Personal Injury Claim

If you are thinking of filing a personal injury claim, there are several steps you should take. First, notify anyone you believe might have been responsible of your intention to file. Next, write down as much as you can about the accident, your injuries and whatever losses you have incurred as a result. Preserve whatever evidence you can- photographs of your injuries, etc. Also, secure credible witnesses that can assist you in proving your case- medical personnel who can testify, a co-worker who witnessed the accident, or someone knowledgeable about building code regulations. If the at-fault person/company's insurance offers you compensation- keep in mind you cannot press charges by accepting.

Be sure to hire a personal injury attorney as possible who is knowledgeable about laws and the legal process of filing a claim/taking your case to court or settling outside of court. Many cases have a shorter timeline than others, so it is imperative to consult a professional who has experience with these matters. One small blunder could cost you your case and your chances of restoring your health and happiness. A personal injury attorney will be able to help you determine whether it is better for you to settle your case out of court or if your case is strong enough to take it to court. Do not accept a settlement offer before consulting with a personal injury attorney first! What may seem like a good offer could be much less than what you deserve for the pain, physical suffering, and financial costs you have sustained.

Help from a Fort Lauderdale Injury Attorney

Determining who was responsible for the injuries you sustained can be a very difficult thing, as sometimes there is more than one party at fault. People who are frequently at fault include: manufacturers, medical professionals, the other driver, or your employer. In accidents where someone else's negligence is to blame, the injury victim may be entitled to significant damages in the form of an insurance settlement or a money award as ordered by a court. It is important that you contact our firm as soon as possible if you have sustained a catastrophic injury in an accident caused by negligence on the part of another.

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