Florida Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

When a catastrophic injury occurs, it can have life-altering consequences for the victims and their families. If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic injury, having the support and guidance of a local, experienced catastrophic injury attorney is crucial. Our dedicated team of attorneys at Eltringham Law Group handles catastrophic injury cases in Florida.

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is a severe and debilitating injury that has significant and long-lasting effects on an individual’s life. These injuries often result in permanent disabilities and require extensive medical treatment and ongoing care. Common types of catastrophic injuries include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, amputations, and paralysis.

Catastrophic Injuries We Handle

At Eltringham Law Group, our experienced catastrophic injury lawyers have a proven track record of handling many catastrophic injury cases in southeastern Florida. Some of the catastrophic injuries we handle include:

  • Spinal cord injuries: Catastrophic injuries to the spinal cord can result in partial or complete paralysis, requiring lifelong medical care and assistance. We have the knowledge and expertise to advocate for clients with spinal cord injuries and pursue maximum compensation for their damages.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI): Our attorneys have the necessary experience to navigate the complexities of TBI cases and ensure that our clients receive the appropriate medical care and compensation.
  • Severe burns: We are dedicated to helping burn injury victims recover physically, emotionally, and financially by holding the responsible parties accountable.
  • Amputations: Our attorneys understand amputees’ unique challenges and work tirelessly to secure compensation for medical expenses, prosthetics, and ongoing care.

What Causes Catastrophic Injuries?

Catastrophic injuries can result from various incidents and accidents. While we won’t cover work-related injuries or workers’ compensation in this article, it is important to understand other common causes of catastrophic injuries. Some of the leading causes include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: High-speed collisions, reckless driving, distracted driving, or driving under the influence can lead to catastrophic injuries on the road.
  • Premises liability accidents: Slip and fall accidents, inadequate security measures, or hazardous property conditions can cause catastrophic injuries, especially for vulnerable individuals.
  • Medical negligence: Mistakes during surgery, medication errors, misdiagnosis, or failure to provide proper care can result in catastrophic injuries.
  • Defective products: Faulty machinery, defective consumer products, or dangerous pharmaceuticals can cause severe injuries when they fail to function as intended.

Who Can Be Liable for a Serious Injury?

Determining liability in a catastrophic injury case requires thoroughly investigating the incident’s circumstances. Various parties may be held liable, depending on the case’s specifics. Potential parties that can be held accountable for a serious injury include:

  • Individuals: Negligent individuals who caused the injury through their actions or omissions may be held legally responsible.
  • Businesses and property owners: If a catastrophic injury occurs on someone else’s property due to negligence or failure to maintain a safe environment, the property owner or business may be liable.
  • Manufacturers: In cases involving defective products, the manufacturer or distributor may be held responsible for the injuries caused.
  • Healthcare providers: Medical professionals or healthcare facilities may be held accountable if their negligence or substandard care leads to a catastrophic injury.

How We Can Help

At Eltringham Law Group, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll catastrophic injuries can take on victims and their families. Our experienced catastrophic injury lawyers are committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive legal support. We will:

  • Thoroughly investigate your case, gathering evidence and consulting with experts to establish liability and demonstrate the full extent of your damages.
  • Work with medical professionals to assess your current and future medical needs, ensuring that your compensation reflects the cost of your ongoing care and rehabilitation.
  • Calculate the economic and non-economic damages you have suffered, including medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering, and diminished quality of life.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies and opposing parties to seek a fair settlement that adequately compensates you for your losses.
  • If necessary, litigate your case in court and vigorously represent your interests throughout the legal process.

Contact Our Catastrophic Injury Attorneys in Southeastern Florida

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury in southeastern Florida, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced attorneys at Eltringham Law Group. We offer compassionate and professional legal representation to help you navigate the complexities of your case and seek the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can assist you in your journey to recovery.

Catastrophic Injury Case FAQs

How long do I have to file a catastrophic injury lawsuit in Florida?

In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases, including catastrophic injuries, is generally 2 years from the date of the injury.

What types of compensation can I recover in a catastrophic injury case?

Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages, future medical costs, rehabilitation expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Can I afford an attorney for my catastrophic injury case?

At Eltringham Law Group, we understand the financial burdens of catastrophic injuries. That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay any attorney fees unless we successfully recover your compensation.

What Our Clients Say

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5 star review

I usually never leave reviews, good or bad, but for this instance, I most definitely had to. David and Marnie were both AMAZING. They made me feel comfortable and confident in their ability to resolve my case. I was walking in a crosswalk and was hit by a vehicle resulting in having to go to the hospital. I sustained injuries from this that I am still in the midst of dealing with. I contacted the firm and was able to speak with them via zoom immediately. I decided to sign with them on a Monday evening (3 days after my accident) and by Tuesday afternoon (the very next day) my case was settled. And settled for the very max that was able to be obtained. I attribute a lot of this to not only the expertise of the firm, but the relationships that Marnie has built with her experience working as a lawyer within a major insurance provider, which just so happened to be the insurance provider involved in my case. This is incredibly atypical for a case to be settled this quickly, especially with this outcome. It has been two weeks to the day today that my accident has happened and my case has already been resolved. I am blessed and more than happy that I decided to hire this firm. Every case is different, but I can bet that this firm will handle your case with care and the utmost professionalism. I pray I never have to go through a situation like this again, but if I did, I wouldn’t hesitate to call this law firm. Thank you guys very much!!


5 star review

I highly recommend Eltringham Law Group to anyone seeking legal advice after having a car accident. David Eltringham and his entire staff gave me the personal attention I needed during a very difficult and painful time. David took the extra steps needed to ensure that I received the medical care I needed as well as the financial compensation I deserved. Harold Torres, Paralegal updated me every step of the way. Thank you Eltringham Law Group!

Laura Lauri

5 star review

I had such a great experience with Eltringham Law Group! I was always kept in the loop and the experience was so personal. I was always in close contact with Teresa who was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Eltringham Law Group again and again – I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!!

Alex Peacock

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Lighthouse™ is a system unique to Eltringham Law Group – Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys, it’s what makes us different from other personal injury attorneys. We built this program to hold our own attorneys accountable and make sure our clients are getting the care and consideration they deserve.

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Client Onboarding
Client Onboarding

The client meets with our Lighthouse Concierge Team to discuss the details of their potential case. A dedicated Lighthouse Team Member is assigned to the case to gather information and maintain constant communication with the client.

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Investigation Case Analyzer
Investigation Case Analyzer

The assigned Lighthouse Team Member gathers and assess all information related to the case. A majority of the information is processed, paperwork is submitted and any questions/concerns the Lighthouse Team has for the client are clearly communicated and addressed.

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Client Success Maximizer
Client Success Maximizer

The client meets with their Lighthouse Concierge Team Members to conduct a full review and explanation of the process. Both legal and medical records are reviewed and our team sets realistic and achievable expectations for the client.

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Phase 1 Medical
Phase 1 Medical

The client is undergoing treatment at this point of the process and the Lighthouse Concierge Team maintains consistent communication to monitor the treatment scheduled. Additional medical referrals and testing may be required at this point if recommended by the current medical provider.

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Phase 2 Medical
Phase 2 Medical

The client finalizes initial medical treatments that may include referrals to specialists, medical procedures, further testing and/or additional treatment recommendations by their medical providers.

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Resolution or Litigation
Resolution or Litigation

The Lighthouse Concierge Team is in communication with those involved with and/or responsible for the damages incurred in your case. Two possible outcomes at this stage are 1) an achieved settlement agreement or 2) the inability to achieve a fair settlement that will result in the Eltringham Law Group filing a law suit on your behalf.

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Post-Settlement Process
Post-Settlement Process

The case has completed and an agreement/resolution has been achieved with maximum in the best interest of the client. The Lighthouse Concierge Team meets with the client to fully explain the results and work diligently to finalize their case.

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