Empathetic Personal Injury Advocacy in South Florida
Even a seemingly minor accident like a slip and fall can result in serious or even life-altering injuries. Catastrophic injuries prevent you from working and radically transform how you will live your life on a day-to-day basis. If your catastrophic injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve to recover damages.
At Jurney & De La Grana, P.A., we recognize you are going through an extraordinarily difficult time and are ready to help you hold negligent parties accountable. When you come to our firm, we will answer all of your questions, ensure you understand your legal options, and walk you through the types of compensation you may be able to obtain. Our Miami catastrophic injuries lawyers know how to win many types of personal injury cases and work with top specialists, experts, and investigators to strengthen our clients’ claims. We care about the outcome of your case and will relentlessly fight for you in and out of the courtroom.
Florida’s personal injury laws do not explicitly define the term “catastrophic injury.” However, it is generally accepted that a catastrophic injury results in a permanent disability that often prevents the victim from working.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Injuries resulting in a loss of vision
- Burn injuries
- Internal injuries
- Loss of one or more limbs
Catastrophic injuries can often result from:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability accidents
People with catastrophic injuries typically need ongoing and rehabilitative care, forcing them to deal with exorbitant medical bills. When the injury keeps someone from working, they will have little to no means of managing these and other costs. Furthermore, victims tend to experience a great deal of physical and emotional pain.
You should not have to worry about how you will pay for expenses associated with your catastrophic injury. Our team at Jurney & De La Grana, P.A. can help you seek maximum damages.
Our Miami catastrophic injuries attorneys can help you recover compensation for:
- Medical bills, including costs associated with medical devices, medication, therapeutics, and rehabilitative care
- Past and future lost earnings and income, including permanent reductions in earning capacity resulting from disability
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
- Disfigurement and humiliation
- Punitive damages
You will have up to four years from the date of the injury-causing accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. When catastrophic injuries later result in death, the loved ones of the victim will have two years from the date of their passing to pursue a wrongful death claim.
The defense may claim you were partially responsible for the injury-causing accident. The specific arguments they will make will depend on the type of accident involved as well as the specific circumstances of the case. We know how to prepare for and refute these arguments.
Even if the court agrees you were partially to blame for your injuries, Florida’s comparative negligence rules still allow you to recover compensation. The court will assign a percentage of fault to each party, and your total damage award will be reduced by your share of the blame. For example, say the court decided you were 20% “at fault” and awarded you $50,000 in damages. The $50,000 award would be reduced by $10,000 (20%), so you would only receive $40,000.
Our Miami catastrophic injuries lawyers know what is at stake in these cases, and our firm has the skills, knowledge, and resources to effectively fight for you every step of the way. We are committed to helping you navigate this unimaginably challenging moment and getting you the compensation you need to start moving forward.
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