Boca Raton Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
While the attorneys at Hersh Kirtman Injury Law represent people who have suffered a broad spectrum of injuries, including those involving a lesser degree of severity, our lawyers have substantial experience, and have excelled, representing those who have suffered catastrophic injuries. We have the unique and necessary experience assisting people who have suffered the most complicated and difficult injuries to understand and present to a jury. We’ve obtained well over $100 million in verdicts and settlements, and our results demonstrate our capability to protect, fight for, and succeed on behalf of people who suffered a catastrophic injury due to auto accidents, medical malpractice, unsafe properties, defective and dangerous products and more.
When someone’s injuries are catastrophic, their story, what they’ve experienced, and their needs going forward are that much more complicated. In these instances, the importance of genuinely knowing your client, to fully and effectively advocate for them, is magnified. We know this because we have the right experience representing the most catastrophically injured. We prioritize our relationships with our clients and spend the time to talk with them and to understand their circumstances. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury in Palm Beach County due to another party’s negligence, please contact our Boca Raton catastrophic injury lawyers for a no-cost, confidential consultation.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County
A person’s unfortunate negligence or misconduct can drastically change the life of another in an instance. There is no one legal definition of the term “catastrophic injury.” Rather, catastrophic injuries refer to the most severe types of injuries, which are generally permanent and severely debilitating, often requiring ongoing and future medical care, rehabilitation, and sometimes attendant care. Catastrophic injuries having the most significant and long-term impacts include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Amputation of a Limb
- Loss of Use of Limb or Body Part
- Severe Burns, Scarring or Disfigurement
- Fractures That Do Not Heal Properly
- Damage to Internal Organs
- Permanent Joint Damage
Catastrophic injuries typically involve high medical costs and extensive periods of medical care, including emergency and intensive care, acute care, and long periods of rehabilitation. Persons with catastrophic injuries may require future surgeries, skin grafts, prosthetic fittings, implants and other invasive medical procedures. Sadly, catastrophically injuries may impact life expectancy and typically alter quality of life. People who have suffered catastrophic injuries often cannot do the things they were able to do before the accident, including working, playing, and many of the normal functions of daily living.
The Value of an Attorney with Experience handling Catastrophic Injury Cases
At Hersh Kirtman Injury Law, we focus on our clients’ goals and objectives. When someone has suffered catastrophically, their needs are great. The cost of medical care and treatment in these instances is enormous. For example, the lifetime cost of living with a traumatic brain injury, severe burns, or missing limb can total many millions of dollars. One important objective is to obtain not only compensation for the medical expenses incurred previously as a result of the accident, but also and perhaps more importantly the amount of money necessary to pay for all of the future medical care needed to treat the catastrophic injury. This is made even more important given that those who have suffered catastrophic injuries generally cannot work to pay for these expenses.
Florida law allows the catastrophically injured to seek recovery for (1) past and future medical expenses, (2) lost wages and income in the past and earning capacity in the future, and (3) pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, and the loss of enjoyment of life, among other non-economic harms. Obtaining fair compensation for the catastrophically injured presents certain unique obstacles.
One example is the importance of capturing the totality of the catastrophically injured client’s future needs. People who have suffered catastrophic injury need more than just their basic future medical expenses covered. They do not just want to manage; they want to thrive, live their lives with as much enjoyment as possible, and be made truly whole. This generally requires compensation for creative medical solutions, alternative coping mechanisms, and assistance that are often overlooked. At Hersh Kirtman Injury Law, we recognize these needs and we do all we can to assist our catastrophically injured clients in their pursuit of compensation that is truly full and fair.
Another example is the need to tell each client’s story so they recover the full amount they deserve for pain, suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life. The attorneys at Hersh Kirtman Injury Law understand that our clients have unique experiences. People who suffer amputation, brain injuries, or other catastrophic injuries, suffer and experience differently. We know we cannot do them justice without genuinely getting to know them and their experiences, which is the only way we can tell their complete story and in turn recover all that they deserve.
Help from an attorney with the skill and experience necessary to adequately handle cases involving catastrophic injury is essential to help you get fair compensation and to make certain any settlement or judgment is structured in a way that will meet your needs and take care of your family.
Victims of catastrophic injuries and their families who don’t get legal help often wind up victimized a second time when they can’t afford their medical bills and lose their home, go into debt or go bankrupt. Getting physically hurt because of another’s negligence or carelessness is bad enough without the further stress and strain of financial difficulties that arise from dealing with the injury, whether you wind up facing enormous medical bills, disability from working, needing skilled nursing care and other help, or all of the above.
Hiring experienced attorneys who are skilled and successful in catastrophic injury cases means you’ll have a law firm that understands your challenges, knows how to maximize your recovery to meet your future needs, and will work to hold all responsible parties accountable for the legal damages they caused. This can include employers, insurance companies, product manufacturers, government agencies, hospitals, and many others. We know how to successfully handle catastrophic injury cases because we’ve done so many times before. Hersh Kirtman Injury Law, has the experienced, skilled attorneys you need for your catastrophic personal injury case.
Contact Hersh Kirtman Injury Law Today
Hersh Kirtman Injury Law can help you with all your needs when you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury in a Palm Beach County car, truck or motorcycle accident, pedestrian or bicycle accident, due to medical malpractice or a defective product, or any other type of incident causing serious injuries. We are here for you when you need us and will do everything we can to get you a great result that meets your needs. Contact our experienced Boca Raton catastrophic injury lawyers today by calling 561-208-3700 for a free consultation.