Tampa Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Going the Extra Mile for Victims of Catastrophic Injuries
Getting hurt in a car accident is obviously a painful and unsettling experience. No-fault personal injury protection coverage can help with medical bills, and if your injuries are serious, Florida law allows you to sue the at-fault driver to collect the full extent of your damages caused by their negligence. Some accidents are worse than others, however, and may result in truly catastrophic injuries. Quite often in these cases, the facts and law are more complicated, and understanding the full extent of the injuries caused is a difficult task. At the Rinaldo Law Group, our Tampa catastrophic injury lawyers put together the right medical and legal team to make sure you get all the care and compensation you need to deal with a catastrophic injury suffered in a car, truck or motorcycle accident.
Among the damages that may be recovered for a catastrophic injury are:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Lost wages for time missed from work
- Lost income from a diminished earning capacity or permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
As your attorneys in a catastrophic injury claim, we examine your needs not just at present or a few years down the road, but for life. We enlist specialists and experts as needed to draw up a comprehensive life care plan that addresses all of your likely needs and considers the complications and challenges you may face. We help accident victims left with any type of catastrophic injury, including the following:
Brain Injury – Depending upon the severity of the injury, a brain injury victim may or may not be capable of independent care, so the costs can vary considerably from victim to victim. Brain injury survivors with a good prognosis may still need extensive, long-term rehabilitation from a variety of providers, including a long-term stay in a specialty hospital and follow-up therapy including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychological counseling.
Spinal Injury – The costs of a spinal injury include a lifetime of medical care to deal with complications such as life-threatening infections, fractures and conditions like diabetes. Additional expenses depend upon the extent of the injury and can include modifications to the home, a modified vehicle, assistive technology and adaptive devices, in-home caregivers and therapists or round-the-clock care in a nursing facility.
Burn Injuries – Burn injury victims find themselves facing many phases of care and treatment, including acute trauma, intensive care, rehabilitation, wound care, psychological counseling and multiple rounds of skin grafts and reconstructive surgeries. Some patients may experience chronic pain as well as the difficulty of undergoing successful treatment, which may take years and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Fractures – Broken bone injuries range from the simple to the catastrophic. In the most serious cases, complicated surgeries are necessary and often involve inserting screws, plates, pins or other hardware into the body. Some fractures heal just right, while others leave the victim with a lifetime of discomfort or permanent disability. Fractures also carry the risk of nerve damage, ruptured blood vessels, infections in the bone and other life-threatening illnesses.
Help is Available after a Catastrophic Tampa Car Accident
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, or other accident caused by the negligence of another, call the Rinaldo Law Group at 813-831-9999 for a no-cost consultation with a compassionate, experienced and successful Tampa personal injury attorney.