How a Catastrophic Injury Attorney Can Help
A catastrophic injury attorney specializes in helping victims navigate the legal and insurance landscape with these types of events. They have experience dealing with understanding insurance policies, communicating with insurance companies on your behalf, gathering evidence to support your claim, knowing Florida statutes, and knowing how to proceed with civil claims. Their role involves representing the victim’s interests, ensuring fair compensation, and fighting for justice against any negligent parties.
Pursuing Recoverable Damages
Victims of catastrophic injuries can secure recoverable damages in the form of compensation to help with medical bills, lost wages, and more. This compensation involves more than just immediate medical bills and expenses. Victims must also consider the future of long-term care, whether that is inpatient or outpatient, which requires physical therapy, prescription medications, future surgeries, and more.
An experienced St. Pete catastrophic injury lawyer can help determine these potential costs of fighting for your rights. They can also assist with pursuing compensation for pain and suffering, mental trauma, emotional trauma, and more.
Catastrophic Injury Settlements
One of the most common resolutions in these types of cases is a catastrophic injury settlement. Our experienced attorneys can help build a strong case that leaves the negligent party with no other option than to settle. Your attorney will fight to secure the most favorable outcome, which includes compensation for injuries, lost wages, and long-term care. A settlement can often be considered better than going to trial, but it depends on several factors:
- The estimated cost of damages
- The amount of evidence against the defendant
- How the defendant’s insurance company handles the case
For the plaintiff, a settlement can be better because it speeds up the legal process compared to a lengthy trial. It can also avoid adding more of an emotional toll for the plaintiff and their family.