When Should You File A Catastrophic Injury Claim?
When you are filing a personal injury claim, it’s important to know whether it can be considered a catastrophic injury. This will affect the compensation you’re owed, as it’s likely to increase. If you have suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, get in touch with an accident lawyer in Boca Raton. It’s crucial that you hire an attorney with the necessary experience, as these cases can be complex and require extensive evidence collection to prove liability.
You’re in good hands at Berstein|Polsky. The team at BP Injury Law are experienced trial lawyers with a reputation for powerful advocacy, outstanding results, and adherence to the highest ethical standards. Your fight is our fight.
What Is A Catastrophic Injury?
Still considered a personal injury, it often involves physical damage to the brain or spine but can be any type of injury that demands life-long care, leaves you with a permanent disability, or severely disfigured/deformed. In general, people who endure catastrophic injuries can no longer pursue gainful employment due to the extent of their injuries. As a result, they demand a higher level of compensation.
Examples of such injuries are:
- Severe spinal damage
- Injuries of body parts that prevent individuals from doing their work
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and other severe head trauma
- Severe burns
- Facial scars
If a person slips and falls in a grocery store and breaks their wrist, this person can file a personal injury claim, but their injury is not considered catastrophic. A broken wrist should heal quickly and is not considered life-changing. If you believe your injuries are deemed “catastrophic” and you have only filed a personal injury claim, you will be limiting your compensation.
Greater Damages, Greater Challenges
Although you will be entitled to higher compensation, your legal team must be able to prove why your injuries are considered catastrophic. This will require extensive evidence collecting, fact-finding, and negotiating between your lawyer and the defendant’s lawyer/insurance company. It is also important to establish proof of your emotional distress, also known as pain and suffering, which may include testimony from you, a medical professional, and mental health care provider.
Most personal injury cases are settled outside of court, but you still need a team of lawyers that have extensive experience defending clients in trial and are ready if your case takes an unexpected turn. Going to trial usually occurs when the insurance company does not agree to the amount that you and your lawyers have agreed is fair, or the insurance company does not pay enough to cover your medical expenses. When working with BP Injury Law, our team will warn you in advance before going to trial and prepare you for what to expect.
Choose The Right Attorney
Because of the complexity of these cases, it’s important to have an experienced attorney handle the case for your catastrophic injury in Boca Raton. You will be in good hands with our team of aggressive litigators. We have represented plaintiffs in a mass-tort or multi-district class action against some of the largest corporations in the nation to defend our clients. As our grievously injured client, we will help you obtain the funds needed to rebuild your life.
We can’t promise that this will be an easy journey, but we can promise that our attorneys will be with you every step of the way, sharing the risks of litigation. While some attorneys only claim they’re available day or night, our team will actually be available to you 24/7.
Contact BP Injury Law
When you have experienced an injury due to someone else’s negligence, don’t file a personal injury claim without first talking to an attorney. You may be entitled to more if your injuries are considered catastrophic.
For an accident lawyer in Boca Raton, contact Berstein|Polsky. We’ll visit you wherever you prefer – at home, the hospital, or at our office. If you are entitled to compensation, we will get you what you deserve. Our lawyers believe in fair and honest representation. We offer free consultations and case evaluations with no obligation. Call 954-997-9947 for your free consultation.