Miami Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Accidents vary widely in severity. Some are relatively minor, while others result in catastrophic injuries that affect victims for the rest of their lives. Beyond the significant toll they take on a person’s physical health, such injuries often lead to mental health issues and long-term financial instability. At Redemption Law, we believe no one should pay the price for catastrophic injuries someone else caused. Let us put this belief to work in handling your case.
Our legal team understands the unique needs of catastrophic injury victims. If an accident caused by another party’s negligence left you or a loved one catastrophically injured, we want to help you recover the money you need to rebuild your life.
As our founding attorney Christopher D. Alas says, “We are devoted to making it right.”
That means demanding compensation for your medical bills, lost income, reduced earning potential, and diminished quality of life. You should not have to pay the price for someone else’s bad behavior.
Contact us today to speak with an experienced Miami catastrophic injury lawyer. We do not charge for consultations and only collect a fee if we secure you money.
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Why You Need a Miami Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
If someone else catastrophically injured you, they should compensate you accordingly. That compensation could entail considerable money for your medical bills, ongoing care, lost income, and diminished quality of life. This compensation would likely come from their liability insurance provider. But can you trust an insurance company to properly assess your situation and give you the full amount of money you deserve?
Because they are for-profit operations, insurance companies seek to settle claims quickly and for as little money as possible. However, a speedy settlement offer is not likely in your best interest. It may mean that the insurance company has not taken the time to thoroughly review your situation and how the catastrophic injury may have altered your health and the quality of your life. It may also be because the insurance company wants to limit the amount it pays out by any means it can.
This is why you need a skilled Miami catastrophic injury attorney to protect your rights and fight on your behalf. At Redemption Law, we have a long track record of helping Miami accident victims recover the compensation they deserve. We have the resources to go head-to-head with powerful insurance companies and negotiate aggressively in your interests. Don’t let an insurer back you into a corner or intimidate you. Connect with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney with our firm to manage your claim and demand the compensation you and your case merit.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic injury is not medically specific. It describes any injury that causes significant physical trauma. Many catastrophic injuries occur suddenly, often because of an accident. Unfortunately, they typically cause permanent and debilitating trauma that can last for years, if not longer.
Thus, catastrophic injuries frequently result in a lifetime of medical care, rehabilitation, and significant quality of life issues. Paying for this medical care can be financially out of reach for those whose injuries also prevent them from working.
Catastrophic Injuries as Life-Altering
Perhaps the easiest definition for a catastrophic injury is that it is life-altering, often leading to permanent disabilities and disfigurement.
Injuries often considered catastrophic include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Severe burns
- Organ damage or organ failure
Catastrophic injuries may also result in significant mental health conditions. Coping with the devastation of such an injury can lead to depression, anxiety, insomnia, nightmares, and post-traumatic stress.
Types of Catastrophic Injury Accidents
Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boat accidents
- Rideshare accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
Should you have to pay for someone else’s careless behavior? At Redemption Law, we don’t think so. We believe you deserve fair compensation for your injuries. We want to help you recover every penny of the compensation you deserve for injuries that were someone else’s fault.
Compensation for Catastrophic Injury Accidents
A catastrophic injury can change your life. But how do you put a price on such a life-altering injury? Can you trust that an insurance company will offer you the money you need for your current and future medical expenses? Several factors can affect how much your claim is worth.
At Redemption Law, we will carefully review the details of your specific situation to place a fair figure to demand from the insurance company in compensation. We will then aggressively negotiate for the full amount you deserve.
While catastrophic injury claims vary widely, accident victims can typically seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental distress
- Pain and suffering
For a better understanding of how much your catastrophic injury claim may be worth, speak with an experienced Miami personal injury attorney with Redemption Law.
Miami Accident Statistics
Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common causes of catastrophic injuries. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles estimates that in one recent year, the Miami area saw 51,000 motor vehicle crashes. These accidents resulted in 314 fatalities and at least 24,000 injuries. The agency also reported 191 alcohol-confirmed crashes in the county, resulting in 22 fatalities and 113 injuries.
Catastrophic injuries can also occur on Miami waterways. News reports indicate that Florida leads the nation in boating accidents and fatalities. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recorded 751 accidents on Florida waterways. Most of those occurred near Miami.
How to Fight an Insurance Company After a Catastrophic Accident
Your initial interactions with an insurance adjuster may seem friendly, but remember that insurance companies are for-profit entities. They are not concerned with your well-being. Rather, their objective is to turn a profit and look good for their shareholders.
Insurance companies maximize profits by turning over claims quickly and offering lowball settlements to injured parties. Accepting an initial settlement offer is unlikely to be in your best interest. The amount offered may not cover your medical expenses today, let alone into the future. Unfortunately, many catastrophic accident victims feel pressured to accept an initial offer by costly medical bills, lost wages from time missed at work, and the pain and limitations of their injuries.
Instead of fighting the insurance company alone, turn to an experienced Miami catastrophic injury lawyer for help.
At Redemption Law, we start by taking over communication with the insurance company so that you don’t have to. Instead of worrying about the back-and-forth with adjusters and defense attorneys, you can rest easy knowing we will handle that for you.
At the same time, our team can investigate the cause of the accident and collect vital evidence establishing the extent of your losses and the liability of other parties. We can then use this evidence to build a persuasive case that helps us negotiate for full compensation on your behalf. And if the insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith, we will not hesitate to take them to court if that’s what it takes to demand the money you need and deserve.
Statute of Limitations on Catastrophic Accidents
Filing a lawsuit might be the last thing on your mind in the aftermath of a catastrophic injury. Just getting through the day is hard enough.
Florida law limits the time you have to file a lawsuit to four years from your injury. If you file a lawsuit after the deadline, the court could dismiss your case as untimely and cost you your right to compensation.
The stakes are high, which is one more reason to work with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney in Miami. At Redemption Law, we can manage your case on your behalf so that you do not run into costly problems with the statute of limitations. Moreover, we know how to use the threat of a lawsuit to our advantage during settlement negotiations, helping us pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
What to Do After a Catastrophic Injury Accident
The first thing you should do following a catastrophic injury is seek medical attention. The sooner you get treatment, the better your prognosis. Waiting to get help can have serious consequences on your health and the strength of your compensation claim.
Remember, your actions can affect the outcome of your claim.
After a catastrophic injury accident:
- Call the authorities. Report the accident to law enforcement immediately. The police and emergency services can control the accident scene and offer emergency aid, and the subsequent police report may help your claim.
- Get medical help. Many victims of catastrophic accidents visit the hospital via ambulance. It is the fastest and safest way to get immediate medical attention. However, if emergency responders do not transport you from the scene, seek medical attention on your own as soon as possible. Some injuries resulting in catastrophic impairment take time to manifest fully.
- Call an attorney. Taking on the insurance company alone while recovering from catastrophic injuries could leave you without the money you need for your long-term care. Instead, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Redemption Law, we make it easy to connect with a skilled personal injury attorney, virtually or in person.
- Keep all paperwork. Keep all documentation related to the accident, including medical bills, repair receipts, out-of-pocket expenses, pay stubs, and tax documents. These documents can help your attorney calculate the value of your claim and substantiate your demands.
- Stay off social media. Never post about the accident or your condition online. Unfortunately, insurance adjusters will look for information they can use against you to diminish the value of your claim. Although you may think your words are innocent, an insurer may twist them in a way that discredits your claim.
- Keep all follow-up appointments. Recovery can be painful. However, it is vital that you keep to your physician’s treatment plan, both for your health and your claim for compensation. Medical records demonstrate the extent of your injuries and expenses as well as your efforts to heal and avoid further harm. Avoiding treatment or rehabilitation may signal to an insurance company that your injuries are not as severe as you claim.
- Keep a pain journal. A pain journal is a book or document you use to track your recovery. In it, you note how your injuries affect your daily activities. Your words can serve as evidence of your catastrophic injuries and how they affect your quality of life.
Involved in a Catastrophic Accident in Miami? Contact Redemption Law Today for Help
Are you dealing with a catastrophic injury caused by someone else’s careless behavior? If so, they may owe you compensation for your losses, including your medical bills, lost wages and diminished income, and long-term care. However, securing funds can prove challenging without the help of an experienced Miami catastrophic injury attorney from Redemption Law.
Insurance companies are tight-fisted and will do whatever they can to deny or minimize claims. You should not settle for less than what you deserve. The legal team at Redemption Law can protect your rights and fight back against the aggressive tactics some insurance companies use to limit your payout.
Redemption Law offers all prospective clients a free and confidential initial case review, and we will not charge a fee for our services unless we secure compensation on your behalf. Contact us online or by phone today at (305) 465-3425 to speak with our Miami personal injury lawyers.
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