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Serving Accident & Injury Victims for Over 20 Years

"Whether it's a whiplash, serious injury or wrongful death case, we pride ourselves on representing you with the personal service and aggressive representation that you expect and deserve!" -Attorney Ron Sholes​

Orange Park Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Catastrophic Injury Claims in Clay County

If you or someone you love suffered a severe, life-altering injury because of someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct, you deserve justice. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., our Orange Park catastrophic injury lawyers provide aggressive legal representation, coupled with compassionate counsel, to victims of serious accidents and their loved ones.

We understand the immense suffering you and your family have been through, as well as the challenges that still lay ahead. As your neighborhood attorney, our goal is to help you secure maximum compensation for your losses and ensure that liable parties are held accountable to help create safer communities for all.

Learn how our legal team can help you move forward from the accident. Call (855) 933-3881 or contact us online to request a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney today.

When Is an Injury Considered “Catastrophic?”

Although any injury can have serious, long-lasting effects on victims, some injuries are simply more severe than others. While there is no specific definition for what makes an injury “catastrophic,” certain injuries generally fall into this category for the purpose of filing a personal injury claim.

In general, any injury that results in significant impairment of a bodily function or lasting disability is considered “catastrophic.” Catastrophic injuries are usually those that prevent the victim from returning to their normal, pre-injury life. They may prevent victims from returning to work, obtaining any gainful employment, caring for themselves, or enjoying the same quality of life they once had.

Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

These and other serious injuries can have many lasting consequences for victims and their loved ones. Often, catastrophic injury victims and their families will face numerous physical, emotional, and financial challenges in the wake of the injury, including mounting medical bills, lost income, and a lifetime of significant pain and suffering.

Why Is It Important to Label Catastrophic Injuries?

While catastrophic injuries are similar to other injuries in many ways, it is important to designate these injuries in terms of bringing a claim for damages. Catastrophic injury claims present numerous unique complexities and challenges that other personal injury claims do not. As such, you will want to work with an attorney who has specific experience handling catastrophic injury claims, like our team at the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A.

Some of the many unique factors at play in catastrophic injury cases include:

  • Florida’s No-Fault System: After most minor car accidents in Florida, injured victims can turn to their own personal injury protection (PIP) coverage to be reimbursed for a percentage of their medical expenses and lost wages. However, when a victim’s injuries are catastrophic, they will likely meet the state’s “serious injury” threshold, meaning the victim may be able to step outside the no-fault system and recover compensation for all their damages, including non-economic losses like pain and suffering.
  • Catastrophic Injury Damages: Due to their severe nature, catastrophic injuries tend to result in very serious, long-lasting physical, emotional, and financial losses. Proving the full extent of a catastrophic injury victim’s economic and non-economic damages can be difficult; it takes the right team of investigators, expert witnesses, medical professionals, and attorneys to effectively present a case and recover maximum compensation.
  • Future Losses: In addition to current economic and non-economic damages, catastrophic injury victims and their families are also likely to experience numerous ongoing and future losses. These include things like lost or reduced quality of life, future medical expenses and in-home care costs, lost future earnings and income, and continued pain and suffering. An experienced attorney can help ensure that you are compensated for your current and future damages.
  • Greater Challenges from Insurance Companies: Because catastrophic injury claims tend to be higher in value than ordinary personal injury claims, insurance companies have a lot to lose. They are more likely to aggressively defend these cases and will often work tirelessly to dispute, devalue, or deny your claim. Your attorney should be able to anticipate and fight back against the insurance company’s tactics and attempts to reduce your recovery.

At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we are ready to fight tooth and nail for you. We understand the many challenges catastrophic injury cases present—and we know how to overcome these challenges. Our goal is to maximize your recovery so that you can obtain critical medical care, manage day-to-day expenses while out of work, and secure a sense of justice that allows you to heal.

Put Over a Century of Collective Experience on Your Side

Since 2003, our firm has been fighting tirelessly on behalf of severely injured accident victims throughout Florida and Georgia. Our Orange Park catastrophic injury lawyers are ready to help you navigate the legal process and work to recover the full, fair recovery you are owed. By accepting a smaller quantity of cases, we are able to provide every client with the quality service and personal attention they deserve.

Combined, our team has over 100 years of legal experience. When it comes to serious injury cases, we don’t just settle—we fight to maximize our clients’ recoveries, even when that means taking their cases to trial. Throughout the entire process, you will receive consistent communication, attentive service, and personal contact from your attorney and your entire legal team. Whether you were involved in a large truck accident, hurt on someone else’s property, or severely injured in any other way due to someone else’s negligence, we are here for you.

Call our office today at (855) 933-3881 to get started with a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney. There are no attorneys’ fees unless/until we win your case.

Why Hire Us

  • No Fees Unless We Win

    We work on a contingent basis, which means you do not pay a dime unless we make a recovery.

  • Maximizing Your Recovery

    Navigating a personal injury claim is like a chess match. It's about determination, commitment, and a will to win! We don’t just talk about maximizing claims and delivering results, we do it!

  • Personal Service

    We have a team of client care specialists and an owner that demands every client be treated like family. This means frequent contact and updates by the legal team to help put your mind at ease.

  • Legal Advice & Counsel

    We understand the importance of providing you sound legal advice and counsel throughout the claims process. Our attorneys and support staff communicate with you about your health and your claim throughout the process.

  • Experienced Legal Team

    Our team includes over 20 attorneys with over 200 years of combined experience, numerous investigators and medical staff, and more than 100 professional support staff.

  • Convenient Locations

    We’re your neighborhood law firm, not a downtown law firm. With fully staffed offices in several Northeast Florida counties and Jacksonville offices in Arlington, Northside, Westside, and Southside, we’re here for you!

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Take the First Step in Your Recovery

Call The Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. at 855-WE-FIGHT or fill out and submit our online contact form to request a free initial consultation today. We look forward to hearing your story and sharing how we can help you get back on your feet.

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