Estero Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Unintentional injuries, mostly drug overdoses, car crashes, falls, and swimming pool drownings, are the leading cause of death among people under 44. The average injury-related medical expenses in such cases usually exceed $100,000. Because of this staggering cost, many victims get the treatment they can afford, or an adjuster approves, as opposed to the treatment they need. This issue looms large in catastrophic injury situations, mostly because these injuries are often difficult to diagnose and treat.
The assertive Estero catastrophic injury lawyer at Cardinal Law takes the bull by the horns and address these needs. We have professional relationships with doctors who focus on injury-related conditions. These doctors properly diagnose and treat catastrophic injuries, usually without charging any money upfront. Medical bills and other injury-related expenses must be paid eventually. So, our team works hard to obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
Some Catastrophic Injuries
Vehicle collisions, by themselves, kill or seriously injure millions of Americans every year. Some of these catastrophic injuries include:
- Internal Injuries: During a car wreck, the seat belt and airbag usually compress internal organs. This compression causes small lacerations that usually bleed very badly. Kidneys and other internal organs have no protective skin layer. This bleeding is hard to detect and hard to stop. As a result, by the time doctors treat victims, they’re usually entering hypovolemic shock.
- Severe Burns: Such wounds are especially common in large truck accident cases. These wrecks often involve fires, diesel fuel and ordinary gasoline burn at different temperatures. As a result, victims often sustain third and fourth-degree burns which require extensive, and costly, treatment at specialty burn centers.
- Head Injuries: The motion of a wreck, as opposed to a trauma impact, often causes a head injury. When the brain smashes against the skull, it affects the brain’s operations. We feel this effect at very low levels when we walk or pace. Imagine the damage a high-speed wreck could cause. Since dead brain cells don’t regenerate, head injuries are usually permanent.
Some catastrophic injuries are invisible. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a specific kind of brain injury, is a good example. Extreme stress, like the stress of a life-threatening injury, alters brain chemistry. This imbalance triggers symptoms such as depression, anger, nightmares, and flashbacks.
PTSD, like other head injuries, is very difficult to diagnose and treat. Initial PTSD symptoms mimic NSR (normal stress response), a condition that goes away on its own. Furthermore, very few effective PTSD medications are available.
Evidence in Personal Injury Matters and Estero Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
To obtain compensation for these injuries, an Estero catastrophic injury lawyer must normally prove negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not. Evidence in a personal injury case usually includes witness statements, medical records, and the police accident report.
Sometimes, this evidence is incomplete or inaccurate. Medical bills and other such documents are a good example.
Frequently, medical bills accurately detail diagnosis and current treatment information. But they don’t reflect the need for future medical treatment, if any. If the evidence doesn’t account for such treatment, the victim could be financially responsible for it. Furthermore, medical bills often don’t include treatment notes that indicate the victim’s pain levels at certain times.
To fill in these gaps, attorneys often partner with non-treating physicians who review medical records and opine in such areas. Additionally, these experts testify that the victim’s treatment was reasonably necessary, as required in some cases.
Work With a Diligent Lee County Lawyer
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Estero catastrophic injury lawyer, contact Cardinal Law, P.A. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.