Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Miami
Serious Injuries & Accidents Litigation in Florida
There are virtually countless situations that may place a person at risk of serious injury, particularly when negligence, carelessness, and/or recklessness are involved. All it takes is a single drunk driver, a dangerous dog, or a careless medical professional to cause catastrophic injuries and change a victim's life forever.
At Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC we are here to help you in the wake of any serious accident or injury. We represent clients throughout Miami and all South Florida in catastrophic injury cases, representing their interests and taking care to provide the compassionate support and guidance that makes a difference in their ability to rebuild and recover. All you have to do to get started is to contact a Miami catastrophic injury attorney at our law offices for a free initial consultation and case review.
Common Catastrophic Injuries
By definition, a catastrophic injury may include any injury that threatens the victim's life or creates a significant change in his or her life. This may include any physical and/or emotional injury that alters the victim's future.
Examples of what may be classified as catastrophic injuries include:
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Birth injuries
- Brain injuries
- Damaged internal organs
- Head trauma
- Severe burns
- Spinal cord injuries
- Losing a sense, such as going completely blind
Any of these may result in significant medical bills, lost earnings, and an inability to work or take part in activities the victim once enjoyed. As such, the financial compensation awarded in Miami personal injury claims related to serious injuries is often significant.
About Spine & Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious injuries a person may sustain, as it may affect large portions of the body. The spinal cord acts as a conduit for messages traveling to and from the brain and the rest of the body, and damage at any point along the spine may result in nerve damage that interrupts or stops these messages. A person who sustains a spinal cord injury may suffer from partial or total paralysis from the point of injury on the spine downward, depending on the severity of nerve damage.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are numerous potential causes for spinal cord injuries. The most common are auto accidents, along with assaults or attacks, sporting accidents, and slip and falls. In some cases, a spinal cord injury may be caused due to medical malpractice, such as an error in surgery or a doctor’s failure to diagnose a serious injury or illness.
A spinal cord injury victim’s ability to take legal action will vary depending upon the incident that caused the injury and what person was responsible.
To successfully recover maximum financial damages, a personal injury lawyer will need to prove the following key factors:
- The defendant (person you’re bringing a claim against) had an obligation to you, or to act in a certain way
- You were injured
- The defendant acted or failed to act, and this resulted in your injuries
At Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC, we fight to protect our clients’ rights through the life of their injury claim, providing personal attention and knowledgeable representation every step of the way.
About Traumatic Brain Injury & Head Trauma
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as an injury to the brain that occurs due to physical trauma to the head or body, such as in the case of a car accident, fall, or blow to the head. A traumatic brain injury can be mild and temporary, but a severe TBI will often have a significant impact on a victim’s life, resulting in memory loss, personality changes, speech and language impairment, difficulty controlling bodily functions, and a number of other serious conditions that may intervene with him or her having the opportunity to lead a normal life. If severe enough or left untreated, a traumatic brain injury may even result in death.
Due to the significant consequences of a serious traumatic brain injury, it is important to consider involving an attorney to assist you with any insurance claim or potential lawsuit against the individual or entity that caused your or a loved one’s injuries. A Miami catastrophic injury lawyer at Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC can offer you a free consultation to discuss your unique case and legal options.
Negligence & Traumatic Brain Injury
When negligent or reckless conduct—or even intentional wrongdoing—leads to a traumatic brain injury, the victim or family of the victim may take legal action against the responsible party. This may be a drunk driver who caused an auto accident, a negligent property owner who caused a slip and fall accident, or the manufacturer of a defective product that caused serious head trauma. The victim or victim’s family may be able to take action in civil court, including in cases involving assault or intentional misconduct. This will give the victim the opportunity to seek financial compensation for his or her injuries, which may add up to a better ability to rebuild and recover.
Seeking Justice for a Miami Serious Injury Claim
Your Miami serious injury attorney can help you in numerous ways, by:
- Establishing what your serious injury claim may be worth, based on current and future damages and the impact your injuries will have on all aspects of your life.
- Fully investigating the circumstances surrounding your injuries to determine who should be held accountable.
- Handling your insurance claim to seek a fair settlement.
- Taking your case to civil court, if necessary, to seek a verdict in your favor from the party that caused your injuries.
Contact a Miami catastrophic injury lawyer at our firm if you are interested in learning more about how we can help you.