Personal Injury Law Firm
Protecting The Rights of Florida Accident Victims
Sarasota & Venice Catastrophic Injuries Lawyer
Serving Clients Across Florida and In North Port, Port Charlotte, Lakewood Ranch, Punta Gorda, Sarasota County, Manatee County, & Charlotte County
Catastrophic injuries are those in which your physical abilities have become severely limited. These are commonly permanent disabilities from which you will never fully recover and which will affect your life forever. Those with catastrophic injuries will face physical, mental, emotional, and financial challenges throughout their lives. When caused by a negligence-based accident, compensatory damages must address the full extent of how your life will be changed in the long term as well as the short term.
At Gerber Law, our team understands the devastating effects of catastrophic injuries not only for the injury victim but his or her family. That is why we aggressively pursue maximum damages to compensate you for all of the needs associated with such injuries. We take these cases very seriously and will advocate for you and your future in terms of the financial resources you will require to make as full a recovery as possible. We also fight for the non-economic damages of your pain, emotional suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Our job is to hold at-fault parties and their insurers accountable. We apply our decades of experience, legal skills, and diligence to that end.
Request a free consultation with a Sarasota and Venice catastrophic injuries attorney at Gerber Law by emailing us via our website or by calling (941) 304-5003.
More About Catastrophic Injuries in Florida
Florida law defines catastrophic injury as permanent impairment caused by the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe brain or closed-head injury
- Second-degree or third-degree burns of 25% or more of the body
- Loss of one’s reproductive organs resulting in an inability to procreate
The most common cause of these injuries is motor vehicle accidents. Negligent motorists who fail to follow traffic laws and speed, drive while using a cell phone, run red lights, drive while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, or engage in other unsafe behavior can be held accountable in personal injury claims. This usually means dealing with their insurance company which can be frustrating. While these companies may appear to be friendly, their main concern is to protect themselves by paying out as little as possible.
Unfortunately, those who suffer catastrophic injuries, such as the negative effects of paralysis, brain trauma, loss of limbs, and more may require long-term financial resources for the rest of their lives. As a catastrophic injury victim, you may need renovations to your home or vehicle to accommodate your disability, personal assistance from a caretaker, additional surgeries, ongoing assistive therapies, and more. These are often injuries that cause a loss of earning capacity and loss of personal independence. They also may result in emotional trauma, from depression to cognitive problems, personality changes, and more.
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How We Can Help
Florida’s no-fault insurance allows you to recover compensation up to a limit and does not provide for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. To pursue all of the compensation you deserve in a catastrophic injury claim, you will have to make a personal injury claim against the at-fault party’s insurer. At Gerber Law, we are here to fully handle this legal matter on your behalf while you concentrate on your physical recovery. We can put together your case to seek full damages, from past and future medical expenses to pain and suffering, loss of consortium, emotional trauma, and more. Let us put our decades of experience, honed skills, and dedication to work for you.
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