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Personal injury accidents product life-changing effects

Your entire life can change in the blink of an eye. A car accident or a slip and fall can lead to a catastrophic injury, wreaking havoc on your personal and professional life and costing hundreds of thousands, even millions, to treat.

A lawsuit won’t take back what happened or relieve your physical or emotional pain, but it can secure your financial future.  A lawsuit may be the only avenue that you have to get the money you need to cover medical bills, cover income gaps, and lost wages, and pay for long term treatment.  Call our Jacksonville catastrophic personal injury lawyers today at (904) 549-6434 and get a free consultation to find out how we can help.

You need someone to stand up for you in during this difficult time We can fight for justice on your behalf.

Let us help you get on the road to recovery. We offer free case consultations.

You need someone to stand up for you in during this difficult time. We can help you find and pay for medical care, help ease the financial burden of missed work or a reduced earning capacity, and fight for just the money you and your family will need to secure your future. 

You were seriously injured through no fault of your own, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the financial ramifications of someone else’s negligent actions.   Our firm has the resources and experience to fight for justice on your behalf.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

The term catastrophic injury refers to an injury that is permanent and/or has a lasting negative effect on your quality of life. A catastrophic injury may have any number of causes that may be completely accidental or intentional. In Florida, auto accidents are the most common cause, especially when a truck or motorcycle are involved.  However, catastrophic injury can result from:

  • Workplace accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Pharmaceutical injuries
  • Physical assaults and shootings
  • Defective products
  • Slip and Falls
  • and many other situations

Some of the injuries that can fall under the umbrella of catastrophic include, but are not limited to:

Though these types of injuries can be quite diverse, they have a common thread. Catastrophic injuries require extensive and expensive medical treatment involving diagnostic tests, hospitalization, and specialist intervention. Physical therapy, vocational rehabilitation, and psychiatric treatment may be required to make any type of recovery, and many victims never recover at all.

Who is Liable in a Serious Accident that Causes Catastrophic Injuries?

The responsible party in a catastrophic injury case is not always evident. For example, a collision with a truck might seem to involve only two parties, but manufacturers, trucking companies, and insurers could be responsible for the accident as well. In addition, such accidents usually generate paperwork; an extensive medical investigation and review of records must occur in order to establish the evidence a victim needs to claim compensation.

What Kind of Damages Can Be Awarded in A Catastrophic Injury Claim?

As the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to pursue compensation for any of the following damages:

  • Current medical bills.
  • Future medical bills resulting from your injury. (This could include medical treatment for chronic conditions, such as pain; and future surgeries, such as skin grafts or plastic surgery.)
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs.
  • Permanent injury or disability.
  • Loss of a limb.
  • Home and vehicle modifications (such as wheelchair ramps and wheelchair lifts).
  • Past and future lost wages.
  • Loss of career or earning capacity.
  • Diminished earning capacity.
  • Mental anguish and emotional duress.
  • Damages for loss of enjoyment of life.

To find out exactly what kind of damages you can claim in your case, it’s important that you consult an attorney. A legal professional may be able to examine the specifics of your claim and point out potential damages you hadn’t thought of.

Contact Farah & Farah Today

If you or a loved one have been injured and feel it was the result of someone else’s negligence, we are here to help.  We understand how difficult your situation may be, and we want to help you get your life back on track. We will handle your case with compassion and always do what’s right for you and your family. For more information and a free case consultation, call 877-245-6707.