Tampa and Sarasota Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Being injured as a result of someone else’s negligence is extremely difficult, but if the injury you suffer is a catastrophic injury, you are facing an even more daunting journey forward that is likely to be life-altering. If you’ve endured a catastrophic injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, it’s time to consult with an experienced Florida catastrophic injury attorney who serves Tampa and Sarasota today.
Is My Injury Catastrophic?
In Florida, catastrophic injuries are those that lead to at least one of the following serious physical injuries:
A serious, permanent functional disability
Intense pain and suffering that is followed by death
Serious damage to at least one of the victim’s major body systems
Severe damage to the victim’s head, neck, spinal cord, or back
Severe burns that lead to serious scarring (especially when on the face or hands)
Multiple broken bones
The inability to engage in gainful employment for which the victim had been qualified
Catastrophic injuries can take many forms, but the bottom line is that they have a very serious and ongoing impact on your life.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Serious traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), because they affect the brain, have the propensity to be catastrophic injuries. Victims of these serious injuries can suffer lasting effects that change their whole lives and that might keep them from working or successfully completing educational programs. Traumatic brain injuries are both serious and exceptionally unpredictable injuries.
Spinal Cord Injuries
A serious injury to the spinal cord can lead to chronic pain and to a very limited range of motion. If the spinal cord is severed, the victim can suffer permanent paralysis, which can drastically reduce his or her ability to live independently in the blink of an eye.
When burns are severe, they can lead to life-threatening infections and to other exceptionally dangerous secondary health concerns. The larger the burn, the more dangerous it is, and if the burn is on or near the face, it can lead to permanent disfigurement.
A bone fracture is an extremely painful, slow-healing injury, and if you suffer multiple breaks and/or complicated breaks, they are that much more dangerous. A broken bone or bones that fail to heal correctly can become a permanent disability.
Damage to internal organs is exceptionally dangerous, and because these injuries can hide in plain sight until they develop into something that is imminently life-threatening, there is an increased risk that such injuries will be fatal.
Discuss Your Claim with an Experienced Catastrophic Injury Attorney Serving Tampa and Sarasota Today
If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in any kind of accident, the savvy catastrophic injury attorneys at Matthews Injury Law – proudly serving both Tampa and Sarasota – have the experience, drive, and resources to help guide your claim toward its most favorable resolution. We care about you and your case, so please don’t wait to contact us online or call us at 813-530-1000 to learn more about how we can help you today.