Posted on May 24, 2013 in General
Catastrophic injuries are those that leave a person permanently disabled and unable to perform gainful work. They are devastating to the victim and to the victim’s family and friends. Some catastrophic injury victims require around-the-clock care, a huge expense at a time when the victim can no longer earn a living. At Kelley/Uustal, we are a catastrophic injury law firm and are ready to answer your questions about catastrophic injury cases.
Proving an Injury Is Catastrophic
Catastrophic injuries may be caused by car accidents, boating accidents, motorcycle accidents, or even by defective products. It isn’t always easy to prove that an injury is catastrophic, but when it can be done, the victim may receive compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contacting a catastrophic injury law firm should be a high priority after receiving emergency medical care for a potentially catastrophic injury.
When Insurance Companies Call
Any personal injury or defective products law firm will advise you not to agree to any insurance settlement before having your attorney read it. The insurance company’s goal is to settle quickly and for the smallest amount possible. You may have no recourse if you sign off on an insurance settlement that proves inadequate. Many personal injury lawyers will negotiate with insurers on your behalf, armed with their expert knowledge of similar cases and settlements.
Experts and Catastrophic Injury Cases
After catastrophic injuries, skilled attorneys may call on a range of professionals, including medical professionals and engineers to fully understand exactly what happened. If you’re injured by a defective product, it’s critical that you keep the product and contact a defective products law firm. Your lawyer and other experts will need the product to understand exactly how you were injured.
Don’t Hesitate to Contact an Attorney if You Have Questions
If you have questions about a catastrophic injury or insurance offer, don’t hesitate to contact a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer. He or she wants to answer your questions and if you have a case, hold the responsible parties accountable. At Kelley/Uustal, we have experience in catastrophic injury cases and know exactly what steps you should take to pursue justice.