"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
Palatka Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
Filing a Catastrophic Injury Claim in Putnam County
Catastrophic injuries have an immense impact on both victims and their loved ones. Families face new and unexpected challenges, from ensuring that the injured individual receives proper medical treatment and at-home care to managing day-to-day expenses while the victim is unable to work to navigating the emotional implications associated with life-altering injuries.
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we understand just how devastating these injuries are, as well as the need for justice. At our Palatka office, we represent severely injured individuals and their loved ones, fighting for the maximum compensation they are owed for their current and future losses. Our goal is to help you recover every penny you are entitled to receive so that you can begin the healing process and start to move forward with your life.
Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
Because there is no set definition of a “catastrophic injury,” it can be difficult to determine if what you or a loved one has experienced is truly catastrophic. Generally speaking, any injury that results in significant and permanent impairment, disability, or loss of a bodily function is considered “catastrophic.”
Some examples of relatively common catastrophic injuries include:
- Brain injuries
- Hearing loss
- Internal organ damage
- Severe fractures
- Soft tissue damage
- Spine injuries
- Vision loss
Such injuries generally result in more significant damages than milder injuries. Victims need an attorney who understands the full extent of their losses, including future medical expenses and lost earnings, as well as ongoing pain and suffering and lost quality of life.
Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries
Like any other injury, a catastrophic injury can result from a wide variety of traumatic events. Often, these incidents tend to be notably severe. However, even a seemingly minor accident can lead to a severe, life-altering injury.
Some of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and falls
- Truck accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Unsafe property conditions
If you were injured by a negligent motorist, our Palatka catastrophic injury attorneys can help you go outside Florida’s no-fault system and file a personal injury lawsuit directly against the at-fault driver. If you suffered severe injuries due to a property owner’s failure to maintain reasonably safe premises, we can help you take legal action to hold the negligent property owner accountable. If you sustained catastrophic injuries due to a trucking company’s negligent practices or a product manufacturer’s failure to recall a defective piece of equipment, our team is here to help you fight for the fair recovery you are owed.
Request a Free Initial Consultation with Our Team Today
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we understand that taking legal action after a serious injury can seem like yet another task during an already difficult time. But when you trust your case to our team, we will handle all of the details so that you can focus on your physical recovery.
We offer free initial consultations during which we will discuss the specifics of your potential case, answer any questions you may have, and ask you for more information about your injuries, how they occurred, and other important details. Throughout the entire process, we will be there to guide you and provide the personal attention you need. You will even receive your attorney’s personal cell phone number so that you can always get in touch, and we answer all calls to our firm 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Your time to file a claim is limited, so don’t wait until it’s too late! Contact the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. online or call us at (855) 933-3881 to get started with a free consultation today.