Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorneys
Traumatic events such as auto accidents or slip and fall incidents often lead to head, neck, and back injuries — some of which may be catastrophic. Catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, or severe burns have long-lasting effects on the lives of the victims on the lives of their relatives and loved ones. If you or someone you love suffered a personal injury, you should consult a Fort Lauderdale attorney experienced in handling personal injury cases.
Individuals who suffer injuries leading to paraplegia (paralysis and loss of sensation from the waist down), quadriplegia (paralysis and loss of sensation below the shoulders) or other life-long conditions such as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, may not realize the amount of treatment and assistance they will need for the rest of their lives. In addition, while some conditions may improve with time, the improvement is often related to early intervention and treatment. Therefore, the injured people would require both intensive early intervention and ongoing, long-term care.
Close to half of all spinal cord injuries are a result of motor vehicle accidents; falls and acts of violence also account for more than 40% of such injuries. In cases where injuries were caused by another person's negligent behavior, the injured person may recover financial compensation for long-term medical care, ongoing home care, rehabilitation services, lost wages, travel expenses related to medical care and more. However, many people don't realize the full array of expenses they face or the fact that they are legally entitled to receive compensation for those expenses.
Health insurance may not cover all medical expenses and family members, however well intentioned, may not be able to provide the necessary caregiving. It is especially important, therefore, for people who have suffered a catastrophic injury to contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney from the Florida Injury Law Group who can help them protect themselves as fully as possible. However, that is also true of people who suffer less severe injuries, including knee, ankle or shoulder injuries, as well as soft tissue damage. Even non-catastrophic injuries may require complex treatments such as total joint replacements and all their associated costs.
If you have any further questions regarding personal injuries you have suffered or if you have been injured in an accident and would like to speak to one of our Ft Lauderdale personal injury attorneys, please call us or contact us here.