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Lehigh Acres Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Any life threatening or life-altering injury is a traumatic experience that generally stays with the victim for the rest of their life, causing PTSD, emotional distress, and other psychological harm for weeks, months, or years. These types of catastrophic injuries can occur anywhere, anytime, and to anyone in our society. Car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, defective products, and truck accidents are just a few examples. If you or a loved one were catastrophically harmed, the Lehigh Acres catastrophic injury lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. can help you file a claim and lawsuit for damages.

What Does the Medical Field Classify as a Catastrophic Injury?

While the term catastrophic may sound like a serious medical diagnosis, it actually does not classify any particular injury. This is because one injury might only be severe for one victim, while life-threatening and permanently harming another. Take a fractured hip, for example. A fractured hip might only require bed rest for a healthy, 25-year-old. It might require surgery and a month’s long stay in the hospital for an 80-year-old, especially if there are complications. A catastrophic injury can be thought of as any extremely debilitating, life-altering injury. Examples include:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Multiple fractured bones that require surgery
  • Severe lacerations that result in scarring or disfigurement
  • Any serious injury to the face, eyes, or the other senses
  • Amputation of any body part
  • A fracture that requires many surgeries in the future or causes permanent weakness, immobility, and loss of function
  • Internal organ damage and severe internal bleeding
  • A conglomerate of moderate to serious injuries that all compound on one another, such as a pedestrian victim who suffers a fractured leg, broken cheek bone, broken rib, lacerations, contusions, serious whiplash, and internal bleeding.
  • Any injury that is life-threatening

What Am I Owed?

The cost of a catastrophic injury can be well into the six, or even seven, digits, when all factors are taken into account, such as pain and suffering and loss of joy of life. You may be able to seek the following damages from the at-fault party by filing a claim:

  • Cost of medical care, including surgery, future surgeries, hospital stays, medication, and physical therapy
  • Lost income due to the time you were in the hospital
  • Lost earning capacity due to short or long-term disability
  • Emotional distress (PTSD), including the projected cost of trauma therapy
  • Loss of joy of life, including the loss of joy from hobbies, work, and recreation that you are unable to do because of your condition (either short or long-term)
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

Call a Lehigh Acres Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Today

While there is no amount of money that can take back what happened to you, our lawyers are prepared to fight for every last dollar so that your economic future is not put in jeopardy by one party’s careless or reckless actions. Call the Lehigh Acres catastrophic injury lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. today at 239-610-0845 to schedule a free consultation.

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