South Florida Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
Florida Accident Lawyers Passionate About Getting Justice for Clients Suffering from Catastrophic Injury in Palm Beach County, FL
Any injury sustained in an accident has the potential to throw your life off course—medical bills and time spent away from work create a financial burden for all accident victims. When you or your loved one suffers a catastrophic injury, however, you may find yourself facing burdens that can last a lifetime.
If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer a serious or catastrophic injury in an accident, our experienced lawyers are here to help. Catastrophic injuries are the most serious type of injury that an accident victim can suffer. While many types of injury are considered serious or catastrophic, the one common thread that these injuries have in common is the capacity to change your life forever.
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., our accident lawyers are passionate about providing the best possible legal advocacy for our clients so that we can get the compensation you rightly deserve. We have successfully recovered over $30 million in compensation for our South Florida clients. We want to make sure that you get the full and fair compensation that you deserve after suffering a catastrophic injury. To schedule your free and confidential initial consultation with one of our skilled personal injury lawyers, call our office or contact us online today.
Types of Catastrophic Injury Cases Our South Florida Legal Firm Handles
Catastrophic injuries include injuries that are classified as long-term or even permanent. These types of injuries usually result in the need for ongoing long-term care, and they can even result in death. Many victims of catastrophic injuries find that they have difficulty with the basic activities of daily living, which include bathing, eating, getting dressed and using the restroom without assistance.
Examples of catastrophic injuries that our firm has experience handling include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Amputation injuries
- Burn injuries
- Birth injuries
A catastrophic injury can stem from any number of situations where another person’s negligence causes an accident. We handle catastrophic injury cases in South Florida that were caused by:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Bus accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Defective products
- Premises liability
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., our knowledgeable accident lawyers know that the prospect of facing a long and difficult recovery can be overwhelming. Every aspect of your life can be changed by a catastrophic injury. We are here to support you through the entire process as we fight to maximize the financial recovery in your case.
Fighting for Full Compensation for South Florida Catastrophic Injury Victims
When someone else’s negligence caused your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for all economic and non-economic damages stemming from the accident. In some Florida cases, you may even be entitled to recover punitive damages to punish the negligent party if that person’s actions were especially shocking or intentional. Recovering fair compensation can be complicated by a number of factors that our experienced accident lawyers can help you overcome.
After suffering a catastrophic injury, you will need compensation for both your current and anticipated future expenses. To obtain a realistic estimate of how much your injury will cost, our lawyers will work with experts to project the value of your claim. We take care of retaining these experts and negotiating with the insurance companies and defense lawyers so that you don’t have to worry while you recover.
Our top priority is to reach a compensation package that accounts for:
- Current and future anticipated medical expenses,
- Lost wages,
- Diminished earning potential,
- The cost of rehabilitative care, physical therapy, and reconstructive surgeries,
- The cost of modifying your home to account for the injury,
- The cost of in-home care or care in a live-in facility,
- Pain and suffering,
- Emotional distress and PTSD,
- Loss of the quality of your life.
You might not initially know who or what caused your accident and injuries. Our job at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., is to put our legal expertise to work to find out and locate all possible sources of financial compensation for your injuries.
Financial recovery can’t bring back the quality of life you enjoyed prior to suffering a catastrophic injury. Fair compensation can, however, help you more comfortably adjust to the new realities brought about by your injury.
Top-Rated Accident Lawyers Dedicated to Helping South Florida Catastrophic Injury Victims Get Fair Compensation
Cases involving catastrophic injuries tend to result in higher financial damages—meaning that the stakes are high for both you and the insurance company responsible for paying your claim. This makes it all the more important to have an experienced accident lawyer who you can trust to advocate on your behalf.
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., our compassionate accident lawyers are ready to put our experience and resources to work for you. Many clients worry about whether they have sufficient resources to fight for their right to fair compensation. We advance all costs that become necessary along the way so that you don’t have to worry about legal bills on top of any other financial worries. Our lawyers only recover attorneys’ fees if we win compensation for you, so call or contact our office to schedule a risk-free consultation today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Catastrophic Injury Claims
FAQ: Are there any caps on the amount of compensation that I can recover for a catastrophic injury in Florida?
Florida law caps the amount of punitive damages that you can recover. That cap is set at three times the amount of compensation awarded for economic and non-economic damages in your case, or $500,000 (whichever is higher). Previously existing caps on non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, no longer apply in Florida.
FAQ: Is proving liability different in a case involving catastrophic injuries?
Generally, no. The same negligence principles will apply in most cases—we will work to show that someone breached their duty of care and caused you to suffer catastrophic injury and damages. Catastrophic injury claims often involve much larger amounts of money. This means that the insurance company might fight much harder to reduce their liability, delay your payments or claim that you contributed to the accident. Our accident lawyers understand all of the tactics that these insurance companies are likely to use and have the skills necessary to fight to get you fair compensation.