Carrollwood Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Many accidents cause lifelong physical and emotional injuries. Serious burns are a good example. Doctors can treat the injuries themselves. But the physical and emotional scars remain. These victims need and deserve substantial compensation. The medical bills associated with these injuries are usually sky-high. Furthermore, no one should have to bear emotional scars from incidents that were not their fault.
The compassionate Carrollwood catastrophic injury attorneys at Moore Law understand the pain and suffering these victims must endure. Many of the people on our professional team are accident survivors themselves. So, we work hard to obtain maximum compensation in these cases. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
What Causes Catastrophic Injuries?
Vehicle collisions are the leading cause of catastrophic injuries. Today’s cars are safer than the ones which were on the road several decades ago. Today’s cars are also bigger and faster than ever. 2020 is a good example of this dichotomy. Even though vehicle traffic dropped significantly that year, due to coronavirus lockdowns, the number of car crash fatalities hit a ten-year high.
Vehicle collisions, especially truck crashes, often cause the aforementioned burns. Large trucks carry hundreds of gallons of highly-flammable diesel fuel. Other car crash catastrophic injuries include:
- Back Injuries: The impact of a vehicle collision often knocks the spine out of alignment. These back injuries could mean millions of dollars in current and future medical expenses. Frequently, such injuries could also mean total paralysis or death.
- Blood Loss: The motion of a car wreck usually causes internal organs to mash against each other. As a result, they usually bleed very badly. In fact, many victims lose about a fifth of their blood at the accident scene.
- Head Injuries: The aforementioned motion also causes the brain to violently and repeatedly slam against the insides of the skull. These head injuries are permanent. Once brain cells die, they never regenerate.
Dog bites and drownings often cause catastrophic injuries as well. Animal attacks often cause gruesome injuries, especially if the dog was a large-breed animal, like a rottweiler, and the victim was a small child. As for drownings, a few moments under the waves could cause a permanent or fatal brain injury.
Evidence in Catastrophic Injury Claims
The police accident report, witness statements, and medical bills usually form the bulk of the evidence in these cases. However, these sources are not always accurate, especially in catastrophic injury claims.
The police accident report is a good example. If the victim was killed in a car crash or other incident, the final report only includes the tortfeasor’s (negligent actor’s) side of the story.
Electronic evidence, like surveillance camera footage, often fills in the evidentiary gap. These cameras usually record digital, high-definition footage. Such images are extremely compelling in court. Furthermore, assuming the camera was working properly, such evidence is usually bulletproof in court.
Proof is critical in a catastrophic injury claim. The victim must prove negligence by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). That’s the lowest burden of proof in Florida law. However, there is usually a direct relationship between the amount of proof a Carrollwood catastrophic injury lawyer presents and the amount of compensation jurors award.
Rely on an Experienced Hillsborough County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer in Carrollwood, contact Moore Law by going online or calling 813-510-5400. You have a limited amount of time to act.