A catastrophic injury can have devastating effects on an individual. If you or a loved one are facing this unfortunate situation, read on and reach out to our firm today. Our legal team is committed to ensuring that you and your future are protected. Our skilled Panama City personal injury attorneys are on your side.

What is a catastrophic injury?

When a person sustains a catastrophic injury in an accident, their life can completely change in just an instant. This is because these injuries can be long-term or permanent. Examples of catastrophic accidents that are seen in the state of Florida can include:

  • Burn injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Acoustic injuries

To learn more about catastrophic injuries in Florida, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today. Our legal team is on your side.

Why would I be awarded compensation?

As a result of sustaining a catastrophic injury, individuals generally face distinct financial burdens. As a result, that is why it is likely for them to recover significant financial compensation as coverage for the damages incurred because of the accident. Compensation may be granted in the event of the following circumstances:

  • Medical attention like surgery, rehabilitation, or the use of a medical device/medication for life may be needed after sustaining a catastrophic injury. Compensation can be supplied for these costs.
  • There are many cases in which injuries keep people incapable of returning to work for a period of time. In these cases, compensation may be supplied for lost wages.
  • Frequently, victims of accidents suffer both physically and emotionally. Compensation can be provided to cover both these damages.

How can I recover compensation?

Negligence claims are permitted based on the premise that all people are owed some type of commitment of care to others. The duty that is owed can differ relying on the individual’s role. For instance, property owners must take care of their grounds while drivers must follow the rules of the road. This is to evade accidents induced by negligence. If a party fails to satisfy this obligation and an accident happens, the injured party can hold them accountable for negligence.

When seeking legal action, the injured party is instructed to demonstrate that the other party was negligent, thus instantly causing their injuries. This can be possible with evidence such as medical documentation of the injuries, pictures, videos, witness testimonies, and more. If the injured party successfully establishes their claim, they may recover compensation as coverage for their damages.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Our firm proudly handles injury claims, insurance disputes, hurricane claims, fire loss claims, commercial litigation, and construction law matters. To discuss your case with our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys, contact Manuel & Thompson, P.A. today.