West Palm Beach Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
If you are injured in a car accident it can be an enormous disruption of your life and pose enormous challenges. There are no injuries that can result in more pain, stress and financial hardship than catastrophic injuries, which may mean permanent and substantial changes to your way of life. Catastrophic injuries can impair or completely destroy one’s mental and physical abilities and prevent one from providing for their own care or that of their family. The most common causes of catastrophic injuries arise from motor vehicle accidents, violent crimes (gunshots or stabbings) and slip, trip and fall accidents. Catastrophic injuries may include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other major debilitating injuries that may impair such basic functions as speech, mobility, understanding, judgment and other basic life functions.
At the Law Offices of James S. Cunha, our experienced and dedicated West Palm Beach catastrophic injury lawyers understand that this type of injury can turn an accident victim’s life upside down. While we cannot restore your ability to walk, work or lift your child onto your shoulders, we are committed to obtaining the best possible outcome to help you maintain the highest quality of life by providing the financial compensation to obtain the most advanced medical care, rehabilitation services and medical devices that facilitate the highest quality of life. Our West Palm Beach catastrophic injury attorneys recognize the physical, emotional and financial burdens that accompany a catastrophic injury. While the stress and anxiety that accompanies this type of injury is invariably upsetting, these injuries are even more devastating when they are caused by the avoidable negligence of a third party, such as a drunk driver. Our law firm is committed to fighting for the rights of injured victims.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries are the types of severe debilitating injuries that result in permanent impairment and a life-altering impact on the injury victim’s ability to work or perform basic daily activities. Some of personal injury lawsuits in Florida that our law firm handles based on catastrophic injuries include:
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Side effects of defective pharmaceuticals
- Poisoning such as lead paint exposure
- Head injuries suffered in slip and fall accidents
- Negligent security resulting in violent assaults or shootings
- Pedestrians hit by motor vehicles
- Violent crimes (physical attacks)
- Falls on construction sites
- Contact sports injuries
- Defective medical devices
- Boating accidents
- Amusement park ride accidents
- Collisions involving drunken driver
- Nursing home abuse and negligence
- Drowning or other swimming pool accidents
- Firearm injuries
- Injuries caused by defective products
- Other motor vehicle accidents
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers provide effective legal representation to those who have suffered the following catastrophic injuries:
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): This type of injury may be caused by impact to one’s head with a hard object, penetration of the skull by a foreign object or a sudden intense jerking motion to the head. These types of injuries often happen in motor vehicle accidents. Approximately half of all TBIs occur in auto accidents with about a third occurring in slip, trip and fall accidents. Sudden trauma to the body like that experienced in a West Palm Beach car accident, or elsewhere, may result in the brain impacting the hard interior of the skull. It is important to seek prompt medical care for any type of head trauma during a car accident or other traumatic event because many times severe TBIs do not manifest serious symptoms immediately. Bleeding into the space between the brain and skull may occur in the aftermath of an incident resulting in head trauma. A person may go from being symptom free to suffering devastating brain injuries very rapidly because of the pressure on brain tissue caused by bleeding within the skull. Sometimes this pressure on the brain can be fatal if not relieved by surgical intervention in a timely fashion. If you suffer TBIs, you may suffer the following long-term effects:
- Impaired cognitive functioning
- Loss of communication ability
- Need for permanent supportive or nursing care
- Inability to walk or otherwise use one’s extremities
- Damage to memory, judgment, reasoning and sensory perception
- Inability to work or support one’s family
Amputation or Loss of Limb: A catastrophic injury victim may lose an extremity because it is severed during a violent impact like a car crash or because of complications from injuries following a serious West Palm Beach car accident. The loss of one’s legs can mean impaired mobility and cause permanent disability from employment. Approximately a million and half people throughout the U.S. are currently living with amputation injuries. Well over a hundred thousand people per year suffer from injuries which result in the amputation of a limb. While many times a limb is severed by the impact of a collision, there are other situations where devastating damage to blood vessels or severe burns require a doctor to amputate a limb in the wake of an accident. When amputation is necessary because of injuries caused by another person’s negligence or intentional misconduct, the other person who is at fault will be legally responsible or liable for the amputation.
Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs): Spinal cord injuries can result in an accident victim suffering paraplegia or quadriplegia. The loss of use of one’s extremities may mean an inability to walk, work or engage in daily activities. Almost 250,000 people currently live with SCIs with over ten thousand people suffering new SCIs annually. A study revealed that 87 percent of SCI victims have incomplete motor function and 47 percent have incomplete sensory function 72 hours after suffering an SCI.
Zealous Advocacy on Behalf of those who Suffer from Serious Injuries
Our law firm offers the perfect balance of extensive experience, compassion, tenacity and personal attention to help you obtain the best possible outcome for you and your family. We are loyal and passionate about our clients’ cases and consistently seek the best possible outcome to their personal injury claim. We bring a substantial level of skill, knowledge and dedication along with the ability to think outside of the box so that we can be the most effective advocates for our West Palm Beach catastrophic injury clients.
Catastrophic injury claims are defended vigorously by insurance carriers because of the potential financial liability. Therefore, it is crucial that you retain a competent and effective attorney to represent you and your family. The attorneys at the Law Offices of James S. Cunha make sure that the insurance companies understand that we are prepared to take any case to trial and seek substantial damages for our clients. If the insurance company fails to offer the reasonable compensation you deserve, we do not hesitate to proceed to trial.
No matter where you are located, experienced West Palm Beach catastrophic injury attorneys at the Law Offices of James S. Cunha are just a phone call away. Even if you just have questions about catastrophic injury legal issues and are unsure how to proceed, we can provide initial answers to help you determine the best possible approach so call us today at561-429-3924 or Toll Free at 1-800-558-1227. We offer a no obligation, free consultation so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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The Law Offices of James S. Cunha, P.A. assist clients with Family Law Matters, Divorce, Personal Injury Commercial Litigation matters, Business Law, Family Law, Wrongful Death, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Tax Law, Insurance Regulation & Defense and Criminal Defense in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach, Jupiter, Delray Beach, Boca Raton in Palm Beach County. We also offer legal representation to clients who reside in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Hendry, Broward, and Miami-Dade.