What are Catastrophic Injuries?
Our Orlando Injury Lawyers Explain
A catastrophic injury is an injury that causes life-long physical and/or emotional changes. Car accidents, truck accidents, slips and falls, swimming pool or recreational accidents, bicycle accidents, medical professional errors, and acts of violence all cause catastrophic injuries like brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe burns, and loss of limb. Treatments, equipment, care, accommodations and rehabilitation allow many people with catastrophic injuries to lead lives in as comfortable and rewarding a manner as possible. An experienced and compassionate Orlando injury attorney can help you seek compensation to cover the costs of necessary lifetime equipment and care, and potential premature death expenses. Even if you believe you or your loved one is at fault for the injury, you should still contact Wooten, Kimbrough & Normand, P.A. to determine if compensation is appropriate and possible. We offer free consultations to those wishing to explore their legal options.
Types of Orlando Catastrophic Injuries
Traumatic injuries are physical or cerebral wounds caused by something outside of the body. Bodily impacts against a hard surface, fire, or the penetration of a bullet or knife are examples of traumatic injuries. Non-traumatic injuries are the result of sickness or disease such as cancer, arthritis, or organ disease. Any catastrophic injury or illness usually causes severe disruption to the central nervous system, causing many other systems of the body to operate differently, or not at all.
After any accident, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of some traumatic injuries do not appear for days, weeks or months following the initial accident. The following are examples of catastrophic injuries often caused by the negligence of another person, company or municipality:
- Burn injury
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury – Paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia
- Organ damage
- Brachial plexus injury
- Multiple fractures
Choosing the Right Orlando Catastrophic Injury Law Firm
Catastrophic injuries affect not only the victim but also the victim’s family and friends as well. Choosing the right law firm to help guide you through the complex legal, factual, and evidentiary issues surrounding a catastrophic injury accident is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. At Wooten, Kimbrough & Normand, we are proud of our statewide reputation for excellence. It is a reputation built on over 45 years of continued integrity, experience, knowledge, compassion, community, and fierce dedication to you, our client. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of victims injured or killed by negligence.
We understand and respect the personal agony you and your loved ones experience when trying to deal with catastrophe from negligence, a defective product, or professional malpractice.
Each of our Orlando injury lawyers is Board Certified in the area of Civil Trial Practice. This distinction takes place only after extensive proven trial experience, a minimum of five years of active practice, recommendations from trial judges and fellow lawyers, successful completion of an examination and demonstration of a high degree of professionalism.
To contact an Orlando injury lawyer for a free consultation, and to discuss how we may be of service to you, call Wooten, Kimbrough & Normand, P.A. today.