Catastrophic Personal Injury and Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorney Miami
A catastrophic personal injury or serious personal injury is one that leaves the individual permanently injured. Both can be caused by the negligence of another party. The same goes for a wrongful death.
A wrongful death is essentially a personal injury that results in death rather than injury. Catastrophic personal injury (or serious personal injury) and wrongful death are extremely serious issues that require a firm legal hand to guide the person, or the family of the person, involved so that they can get the compensation that they need for their loss.
Robert J. Fiore is a personal injury and wrongful death attorney who can help Miami families in their time of need. He knows that no monetary bounty can replace what was lost, but it can relieve the financial burden left in the wake of that loss. So contact Robert J. Fiore if you have experienced the irreversible tragedy of a catastrophic personal injury, serious personal injury, or wrongful death.
What Are The Types Of Catastrophic Personal Injuries?
Catastrophic personal injuries fall into three different categories; physical injuries, cognitive injuries, and spinal cord injuries. The differences among them are as follows:
Physical Injuries – Injuries in this category involve amputation, third-degree burns, permanent disfigurement, organ damage, and severe fractures. This category also includes injuries that cause permanent sensory damage like blindness or deafness.
Cognitive Injuries – These injuries affect the brain’s functions and can result in speech difficulties, memory problems, learning difficulties, and more. A cognitive injury could also leave a person in a permanent vegetative state or a coma.
Spinal Cord Injuries – These types of injuries can cause some form of paralysis that results in permanent loss of mobility.
What Kind of Compensation Can You Get For Catastrophic Personal Injuries?
A catastrophic personal injury can have devastating emotional and financial consequences, both for the person who suffered the injury and their family. A person who suffers a permanent physical injury will not be able to function as they did before and their ability to enjoy certain activities could be diminished greatly. Even if they eventually learn to accept their new status, the journey to get to that point could be difficult.
In the case of cognitive and spinal cord injuries, they could place a huge burden on the families of the people affected because they will need to take care of that person. The toll that a catastrophic personal injury takes on the victim and their family means that they could be entitled to substantial compensation. That means compensation for the usual personal injury needs like medical bills and lost wages. However, there will be additional expenses like rehabilitation or the cost of special equipment needed by the victim or their family. Non-monetary damages include the emotional consequences of the injury such as the inability to enjoy life as before, pain, and suffering.
If you contact Robert J. Fiore about you or your loved one’s catastrophic personal injury, then he will use the experience he has acquired over more than 34 years of practice to do his best to get you the compensation that you need.
What Is Wrongful Death?
As stated earlier, a wrongful death is when someone dies from an incident that would otherwise be categorized as a personal injury, such as a car accident or medical malpractice. In other words, a wrongful death is also caused by the negligent actions of another party. There is one exception, as it is possible to pursue a wrongful death claim when someone is intentionally killed by another.
What Kinds of Compensation Can be Collected in a Wrongful Death Suit?
The compensation in a wrongful death suit can be for economic damages or non-economic damages. Economic damages include the loss of financial support, medical expenses for the period between the decedent’s accident and their death, funeral expenses, and more.
Non-economic damages include the loss of companionship, loss of consortium, emotional trauma, and other psychological problems stemming from the loss of a loved one.
Let Robert J. Fiore Help You In Your Time Of Need
Money may not be the first thing that comes to mind if you suffer a catastrophic personal injury or if you lose a loved one due to negligence. However, it is important because financial damage can make an already dreadful situation even worse.
Robert J. Fiore can help you to get the compensation you are legally entitled to receive.