If you suffered the tragic consequences of an accident due to another party’s negligent actions and are left with the emotional, physical, and financial burden of a catastrophic injury, a Lehigh Acres catastrophic injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you.
We may be able to help you recover compensation that can aid your recovery and help to make your life more comfortable.
Compensation you can recover for a catastrophic injury
According to U.S. Code 42 U.S.C. § 3796b, a catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that permanently prevents an individual from performing any gainful work. Therefore, catastrophic injuries can include a variety of debilitating conditions and injuries such as:
- Serious back and spinal cord injuries resulting in disability
- Debilitating head and brain injuries and irreversible brain damage
- Extensive burns
- Amputated or severed limbs
- Any type of serious injury that changes an accident victim’s entire life and causes a long-term or permanent disability can be a catastrophic injury.
Compensation that an accident victim can potentially recover in a catastrophic injury case includes economic damages such as:
- Medical expenses and future medical costs
- Lost income and future lost earning capacity
- Lost future earning capacity
- Home nurse visits
- Modifications to the victim’s home and vehicle
- Medical devices
- The cost of medications
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
Experiencing a catastrophic injury almost always comes with immense pain and suffering, both physically and emotionally. A victim’s entire life may have changed in a split second, and they may rely on the help of others for the rest of their lives.
Non-economic damages are designed to compensate victims for their suffering and reduced life enjoyment. These can include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of limb
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
An attorney from our firm can accurately calculate your economic and non-economic damages. This way, we can request a fair settlement amount or court award that covers your present and future damages.
Recovering your due after a catastrophic injury
If you suffered a catastrophic injury in a car accident (or another type of accident such as a slip and fall), your first step would likely be to try and recover compensation from the relevant insurance company. However, this can be tricky, as the insurance companies typically work in their own best interests and not accident victims’ best interests.
A Lehigh Acres catastrophic injury lawyer from our firm can protect your legal rights and fight for compensation. We can help with:
Proving negligence in a catastrophic injury claim is essential. Your attorney will review all available evidence, such as any accident reports, witness statements, and photographs, to determine who can be held to account for your accident and catastrophic injury.
A catastrophic injury lawyer from our firm knows where to find evidence that can prove your claim. They will look into all available options trying to find the relevant documents and other materials that prove negligence, as well as your damages.
Handling insurance companies
Communicating with the insurance companies directly to try and get their due can be an uphill struggle for a victim. However, a personal injury attorney from our firm knows how to negotiate with an at-fault party’s insurance company for a fair out-of-court settlement.
Taking your claim to court
If negotiations with insurance companies fail, your lawyer can fight for you in court and present your case to a judge or jury.
Causes of catastrophic injuries that could lead you to a settlement
Catastrophic injuries can be caused by a multitude of different accidents and scenarios, including but not limited to:
- Car and motorcycle accidents
- Truck and other commercial vehicle accidents
- Boating and aviation accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Work accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Negligent security incidents
- Dog attacks
To recover compensation, an accident victim will have to prove that another entity is responsible for causing their accident and catastrophic injury. A Lehigh Acres catastrophic injury lawyer from our firm can help accident victims build a case against the at-fault party and fight for an adequate settlement.
Contact us now for help and advice
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is dedicated to representing individuals whose lives have been altered due to catastrophic accidents and injuries. Our professional team can investigate your losses and ensure that all details are taken into account, including the potential costs of:
- Long-term healthcare
- Medical treatments
- Permanent loss of any employment-related income
You and your family may also be able to recover a fair settlement to:
- Cover your financial losses
- Compensate you for your suffering
- Potentially provide help with accessing the latest medical treatments
Financial concerns are understandably at the forefront of victims’ minds. However, you can rest assured that there are no up-front attorney’s fees or hidden costs when you work with us. We have the resources to handle a claim and only recover a fee if and when we win a case.
Do not wait, as the time to file a lawsuit and recover your due may be limited. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine now at 1-800-747-3733 for a free case review with a member of our catastrophic injury team.
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