Catastrophic injuries can result in physical and mental disability, as well as pain, disfigurement or disability. The impact of a catastrophic injury can be lifelong. These injuries can negatively influence a Florida victim’s quality of life and earning capacity for years to come. Catastrophic injuries can result following car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and other types of accidents.
Catastrophic injuries can include serious brain injuries; back and neck injuries, including paralysis; amputation; loss of vision or hearing; severe scars and burn injuries; and chronic health conditions and chronic pain. Unfortunately, while victims are coping with the injuries resulting from a car accident or other types of accident, they may have to worry about how to pay medical bills, including doctor, hospital, home care and rehabilitation costs, while they may be unable to work as a result of the accident.
On many occasions, insurance companies are involved in compensating the victim for the harm they have suffered, and it is important to ensure that a fair settlement is being reached. It is necessary for victims to know their financial needs, which may necessitate evaluating the cost of future medical care and lost future earnings that may require medical and financial professional experts. The range of physical, financial and emotional damages for victims suffering from a catastrophic injury can be significant.
Damages include medical expenses, future medical care costs, lost wages, lost-earning capacity, loss of quality of life, pain and suffering damages and other types of damages, depending on the circumstances. Because of the ability of catastrophic injuries to completely disrupt the lives of victims, the legal process provides options to hold negligent drivers accountable for the damages suffered by victims when a negligent driver has caused an accident resulting in catastrophic injuries.