Catastrophic injuries are those which have the potential of being life-altering and affect quality of life. Catastrophic injuries often include long physical, emotional and/or financial changes. Victims of catastrophic injuries will likely require long-term treatments, equipment, medical care, care, accommodations and rehabilitation. Some may never be able to work again. Catastrophic injuries could result in lifetime costs of hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions of dollars for future and on-going required care. And sadly, some catastrophic injuries may be so severe, that they result in preventable wrongful deaths.
Motor vehicle accidents (car, truck, motorcycle and DUI accidents), slip and falls, sporting accidents, recreational accidents (swimming or diving) amusement park rides, industrial and construction accidents, defective products (airbags, tires or football helmets), and act of violence can be causes of catastrophic injuries.
At KALIS, KLEIMAN and WOLFE, we help our client seek justice and hold any negligent party accountable for their wrongdoing. Our attorneys have been handling catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death cases for 25 years and have obtained numerous verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our goal is to help you obtain the needed financial compensation to allow you to move forward and regain your life back to as “normal” as is possible.
Often insurance coverage alone does not provide enough financial support to adequately cover expenses. This then leads the victim or their family to seek justice and additional financial support through a catastrophic injury claim. A successful catastrophic injury claim must prove that the accident or event that caused the injury was the result of negligence or misconduct on the part of an individual, group of individuals, a company or an organization.
An injury claim can provide compensation for medical bills (past and future), physical and rehabilitation therapy, lost wages, emotional distress, and pain and suffering for the catastrophic injury victims. Monetary damages can also help injury victims with needed equipment like specialized beds, showers or wheelchairs, or accessible vehicles. Funds may be needed to make a victim’s home accessible with ramps or accessible entrances. Some may require service dogs, full time caretakers, or even new training for future work opportunities.
Our attorneys work with various experts including doctors and medical care personnel (rehabilitation), counselors and therapists, economists, life planners and actuaries to establish the compensation required for a catastrophic injury victims for their specific circumstances.Types of Catastrophic Injuries cases we handle include:
- Amputations and Limb Loss
- Spinal Cord Injuries (paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia)
- Brain Injuries (Traumatic Brain Injuries – TBI)
- Wrongful Death
Trial attorney Tami Wolfe knows these cases are extremely complex. She understands that having a thorough analysis, and knowing the effects of the injury sustained, is vital to ensuring that a victim receives adequate monetary compensation to cover their current and future medical needs. She represents clients throughout South Florida including Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Weston and Sunrise.
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury or wrongful death caused by the negligence of another, contact Tami Wolfe online or call her at (954) 791-0477 for a free consultation.