Catastrophic injuries can be fatal. And for those who survive their injuries, life will never be the same. According to the National Safety Council, the U.S. recorded 55.4 million preventable injuries and over 200,000 lives lost. These injuries can happen anywhere, from the operating table to the freeway. When you or a loved one has suffered irreversible injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation.
A Vero Beach catastrophic injury lawyer at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers can help with your case. We have seen firsthand how accidents can alter lives, so we offer our clients individualized, personal representation. We’ll focus on your personal injury case while you focus your energy on recovery.
Types of Catastrophic Injury Cases We Handle
Catastrophic injuries limit a person’s capacity in the long term or indefinitely. They can affect the spinal cord, brain, and skull and include loss of limbs or other debilitating injuries. Our attorneys handle all types of catastrophic injuries. Here are just a few:
- Internal organ damage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Hearing or vision loss
- Spinal cord injury
- Severe burns
These types of injuries may stem from a sudden, violent impact like a car accident, slip and fall, or workplace accident. But regardless of the reason, our Vero Beach catastrophic injury attorneys are committed to getting you compensated for your pain. We offer a free case evaluation to help you determine how to move forward with your case.
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Getting Compensation in a Catastrophic Injury Claim or Lawsuit
If you are seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, they should be legally responsible for compensating you. However, the amount you can recover will depend on the type and severity of your injuries and the amount of your economic and non-economic damages.
When valuing your claim, we will consider:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitative costs
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Car or home modifications
- Pain and suffering
If you have catastrophic injuries, you may be entitled to a large settlement. Our attorneys have vast experience in valuing complex injury cases. Therefore, we can help you calculate and negotiate a fair settlement amount.
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Building a Case Against the At-Fault Party
If a person or entity directly or indirectly caused your injuries, they may be held legally responsible for those damages. To be successful in your case, we must prove that:
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care.
- The at-fault party breached their duty of care.
- You suffered catastrophic injuries due to this breach.
- Your injuries resulted in financial damages.
Unfortunately, we know that proving this isn’t always straightforward, and insurance companies don’t always fight fair. Thankfully, our Vero Beach catastrophic injury attorneys have over a decade of industry experience, knowledge of the insurance company’s tactics, and access to industry experts to build a case on your behalf.
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Statute of Limitations for Catastrophic Injuries in Vero Beach
Florida imposes a strict time limit of two years for personal injury lawsuits and two years for medical malpractice lawsuits, per Florida Statutes § 95.11. Exceptions to these time limits are few and far between. Therefore, we recommend starting your case immediately to avoid forfeiting your right to compensation.
We understand that if you’ve sustained catastrophic injuries, you’re likely not in a position to handle your claim alone. Our Vero Beach catastrophic injury lawyers are prepared to take over your claim for you and seek compensation on your behalf.
When you work with our team, you work with our partners directly. You won’t be passed off to a case manager or have to jump through hoops to get your questions answered.
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When Should You Hire a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Vero Beach?
Understanding when to seek help is one of the most important steps to recovery. Hiring an attorney is no different, especially when you’ve suffered life-changing injuries. Although hiring help is optional, there are many circumstances where getting help is beneficial. Here are just a few.
The Insurance Company Disputes Liability
The insurance company may try to pay you as little as possible or nothing at all. They may do so by attempting to place you partially or entirely at fault for the accident. Our attorneys can investigate your case and gather evidence to dispute these false claims.
Additionally, if you are found partially at fault, we can leverage Florida’s comparative negligence rule (Florida Statutes § 761.81) to continue to claim compensation on your behalf.
The Insurance Company Offers You a Settlement
If the insurance company offers you a settlement right away, chances are it won’t be a great offer. Catastrophic injury victims often incur hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars in injury-related costs in their lifetime, and our attorneys want to help you recover everything that’s owed to you.
If you receive a settlement offer, we can review it along with our financial and economic partners to ensure it’s the best offer available. If it’s not, we can make a counter-offer for a fair amount.
The Insurer Acts in Bad Faith
Insurers often act in self-interest. However, if they are intentionally deceptive, like refusing to pay a valid claim, delaying the process, requiring unnecessary paperwork, or being unresponsive, we can hold them accountable. If necessary, our attorneys are willing to take your case to court to get justice for you.
You Can’t Afford to Do It Alone
Pursuing a catastrophic injury lawsuit alone can cost you time, energy, and money (court costs, filing fees, etc.) that you may or may not recover in the end. We can save you the extra effort by representing you with no fees or costs unless we’re successful in your case. You’ll get representation for no out-of-pocket cost and a guarantee that we’re working hard to win you compensation.
Get Help from a Vero Beach Catastrophic Injury Attorney
After suffering a catastrophic injury, you deserve to work with a law firm with your best interest at heart. At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, our attorneys offer a personalized approach that puts you at the center of everything we do.
Let a Vero Beach catastrophic injury lawyer from our team fight for you – call us today to schedule your free consultation.
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