Serious injuries are injuries that result in permanent pain and/or disfiguration of body parts and senses. Also categorized as catastrophic injuries, these injuries have long-term effects on victims and their families.
If you or your loved one experiences a serious injury, you should contact a serious injury lawyer right away. An attorney at the Law Offices of Brent C. Miller, P.A. in Central Florida can explain your rights and what are your legal options.
Types of injuries
There are many different types of serious injuries caused by personal injury accidents. Some of the most common - and most severe - injuries we regularly deal with at our law firm include:
Whatever type of injury you're dealing with, no matter how complicated or straightforward it might seem, we want to help you.
Other serious injuries we handle in Central Florida
The ongoing costs of care for a permanent injury can be enormous, and no amount of money can make up for the emotional toll and physical limitations on the person's life. But remember, you didn't do anything wrong. You shouldn't have to pay for someone else's mistakes.
We work hard to maximize compensation for victims of serious injury in Central Florida. Our goal is to cover future care needs, provide economic security for those who cannot work again, and make the lives of our clients as comfortable as possible.
Call our serious injury lawyers for a free consultation. Our trial lawyers have negotiated substantial settlements and won notable jury verdicts for catastrophic or lasting serious injuries, including:
We also know how to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a family that lost a loved one in a fatal personal injury accident.
What is a catastrophic injury?
Catastrophic injuries often force a victim to experience a permanent disability for the full remainder of his or her life. In addition, catastrophic injuries can contribute to financial, physical, mental and emotional distress. A catastrophic injury lawyer can negotiate and advocate on behalf of catastrophic injury victims, allowing them to receive rightful compensation for their ongoing suffering.
What are non-economic damages?
If your catastrophic injury occurs as a result of another person's wrongdoing and/or negligent behavior, you may be entitled to compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are typically outlined by paper and documents (such as medical bills) that illustrate the current and future financial burdens of the victim as a result of the injury. Meanwhile, non-economic damages are not as easy to prove. Typically, they refer to general pain and suffering, emotional instability, and even stress. Because non-economic damages are generally difficult to obtain, you should contact an experienced catastrophic personal injury attorney to assist you.
Demonstrating the impact and detailing the need
Any settlement or jury award for a catastrophic injury must last years or even a lifetime to account for projected lost income, future surgery and medications, special vans or equipment, nursing care, home modifications and more. We hire a life care planner to determine the victim's various needs and retain a wide array of experts to translate those needs into dollar amounts.
Insurance adjusters and juries need to see the "big picture" of a how a serious injury affects every aspect of our client's life. We commonly assemble day-in-the-life videos showing the person before and after the accident, as well as other tools to drive the point home. Our personal injury lawyers are fully committed to full compensation for our clients.
Contact a serious injury lawyer
The bigger the potential damages, the harder the insurance companies will fight. We submit a well-documented claim and are prepared to go to trial if settlement offers fall short of our client's long-term needs. Brent C. Miller is a fierce litigator with over 30 years of trial experience, and he has won verdicts for serious injury from auto accidents, medical negligence, slip and falls, defective products and all personal injury claims.
No one deserves to suffer from permanent disabilities as a result of an injury. At the Law Offices of Brent C. Miller, P.A., we understand what you are going through, and we will fight for your well-deserved rights, benefits, and entitlements after a serious injury.
Contact us today for a free initial consultation.
Recovering from a broken bone or a fracture can be a difficult process and, in some cases, the bone may never be "as good as new." If you have suffered a broken bone or fracture due to someone's negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation in a personal injury claim for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.
Our law firm provides attentive personal service to the victims of broken bones and fractures in Central Florida. We have extensive personal injury experience and have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for individuals and families who have been harmed by negligence.
To preserve your claim, early investigation and preparation are key. Call us today for a free case evaluation.
Our attorneys, led by Brent C. Miller, combine for over 75 years of personal injury experience. This includes obtaining full compensation for individuals who have suffered broken bones or fractures such as:
- Fractured vertebrae
- Skull fractures
- Broken arms
- Broken wrists
- Broken legs
- Broken hands
- Broken feet
- Fractured kneecaps
- Broken jaw
- Broken ankle
- Hip fractures
- Collarbone fractures
Whether you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, at work, in a slip and fall accident or due to a defective product, you can rely on our firm to maximize your compensation. We will examine your circumstances and make sure that any settlement or verdict we achieve compensates you for your past, present and future damages.
Contact our broken bone injury lawyers in Florida
You are entitled to compensation for what you have been through. Contact our personal injury lawyers today for your free case evaluation. We have convenient locations in Tavares, Clermont, The Villages and Inverness. If you cannot make it to us, we will come to you. There will be no legal fees or costs if we are unable to recover compensation for you.
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Whether sustained in a car fire, an explosion or due to chemicals, burn injuries are excruciatingly painful and often require multiple operations and years of treatment to recover from. Even when treatment is complete, many burn injury victims are left with scarring and disfigurement for the rest of their lives.
Our law firm is dedicated to pursuing the rights of burn injury victims in Central Florida and ensuring they receive the financial compensation they need to cover damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages. In many cases, we are able to recover compensation to pay for reconstructive surgery or skin grafts to minimize scarring and disfigurement.
For compassionate representation focused on your well-being, call our personal injury attorneys today. There will be no fees or costs unless we recover compensation for you.
Full-service representation for burn injury victims
Words cannot describe how difficult the recovery process can be for a burn injury. Our lawyers understand this and will do everything they can to handle your legal and insurance issues so you can focus on your recovery. We will take on the insurance companies and negotiate aggressively to make sure you receive the full compensation you need now and in the future. If that cannot be obtained through settlement, we will fight for your rights at trial.
We offer all the advantages you would expect from a large firm without sacrificing any of the personal service you deserve during this difficult time. We are available day and night to answer your questions and keep your mind at ease about the process. Our firm has access to experts such as vocational economists and rehabilitation specialists in order to determine the full extent of your current and ongoing needs.
Personal injury attorneys who fight for you
You have been through a terrible ordeal, and the last thing you need to do now is fight with the insurance company; that is where we come in. Contact us at our offices located in The Villages, Tavares, Inverness and Clermont for a free case evaluation.
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Brachial Plexus Injury
The brachial plexus is a collection of nerves spanning from the spinal cord in the neck to the arm. This network of nerves is responsible for feeling and motion in the shoulder, upper arm, forearm, wrist and hand. When these nerves are damaged, you may lose function or sensation in your upper extremities. If you or a loved one has suffered from a brachial plexus injury caused by someone else, our Central Florida personal injury attorneys can help you fight for compensation.
Causes of brachial plexus injuries
There are a variety of ways this sensitive area can become injured. The most common causes are:
- Car accidents
- Difficult childbirth
- Gunshot or stab wounds
- Compression caused by a tumor
- Blunt trauma
Symptoms of a brachial plexus injury
Following an injury to the brachial plexus, people suffer from loss of sensation, paralysis of some or all of the upper limbs, muscle weakness and pain. Some have also reported an avulsion pain, which is a burning or crushing pain. Babies who suffer brachial plexus injuries during childbirth may experience varying degrees of paralysis, decreased grip on the affected side, and weak Moro reflex; and their hands may become stuck in a claw-like shape.
Potential treatment options
The treatment options available are dependent on the severity of the damage and the symptoms that are being experienced. In some cases, if given time, these nerves will heal themselves. However, if after three to four months there has been no recovery, the best alternative is a tendon transfer surgery. Physical therapy will be a necessity for all who suffer from this type of damage, whether they have surgery or not.
Significant impacts on life
When you or a loved one suffers from damage to their brachial plexus, the consequences are not only short-term. Immediately, victims will experience pain and discomfort, but they may also have reduced motion for the rest of their lives; this is emotionally scarring and may keep them from returning to work and participating in activities they enjoy. Additionally, medical bills and lost wages can put a large burden on you. The situation is emotionally intensified if your baby sustained this injury during childbirth. However, a lawyer can help fight for compensation for factors such as:
- Medical costs (past bills as well as predicted future medical bills)
- Physical therapy
- Emotional suffering
- Lost wages
- Pain management and anti-depression medication costs
Personal injury law firm in Florida
If you or a loved one is suffering from a brachial plexus injury and another party is responsible, contact our law firm. We will provide you with a Central Florida injury lawyer who will work tirelessly to represent you and to get you the compensation you need after such a traumatic event. Throughout the entire process we will keep you informed so that you will remain in control and always feel prepared. Call our offices today for a free consultation to find out how we can help you.
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Few injuries are more devastating than a spinal injury resulting in paralysis. The damage is almost always irreversible. The psychological impact is profound. The costs of care are astronomical. And the person often develops compounded health problems.
Our law firm offers compassionate support and aggressive pursuit of monetary compensation to cover a lifetime of needs. Our attorneys have handled paraplegia, quadriplegia and partial paralysis cases throughout Central Florida. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn how we can help.
Comprehensive compensation for paralysis victims
In more than 30 years of practice, trial lawyer Brent C. Miller has secured settlements and verdicts for spinal cord injuries resulting from a range of personal injury accidents, including motorcycle accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, falling accidents, and bicyclists and pedestrians struck by cars.
We exhaust all sources of insurance coverage and fight insurers to provide for the considerable needs of our paralysis clients:
- Replacement of projected earnings
- Round-the-clock nursing care or part-time aides
- Physical rehab
- Vocational retraining
- Specially outfitted vans or wheelchairs
- Home modifications
- Psychological counseling/psychiatric treatment
For many who are paralyzed, the spinal cord damage and muscle atrophy have a snowball effect, leading to pneumonia, bedsores (pressure ulcers), chronic pain and other medical issues.
Trust an experienced personal injury accident attorney
To convince the jury or insurance adjuster of the profound impact of paralysis, we often create day-in-the-life videos to show how life has suddenly and drastically changed for our clients. We retain top experts in many fields - life care planners, economists, doctors, psychologists - to calculate the amount of money required to meet medical and financial needs and to compensate for the lost enjoyment of life.
Call us for a free case evaluation and a thorough investigation to prove negligence and the harm you have suffered. Our law firm bears the costs of expert opinions, which we do not recover unless we secure compensation for our client.
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Scarring and Disfigurement
A scar may seem like a surface injury, but the damage can run far below the skin, causing psychological and emotional damage for injury victims. If you or a loved one has suffered scarring or disfigurement as a result of negligence, it is in your best interests to discuss your legal options with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Our law firm represents people in Central Florida who have suffered serious injuries that result in scarring and disfigurement. Our attorneys have decades of personal injury experience and have achieved millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.
You deserve compensation for what you have been through and what you face in the future. We can help you maximize your recovery.
Strong advocacy for victims of scarring and disfigurement
Some of the most common accidents that result in scarring or disfigurement are motorcycle accidents, dog bites and animal attacks, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents. We determine liability in these accidents and pursue compensation from all available sources, including negligent drivers and negligent pet owners.
We work with experts to determine the full extent of the damages our clients have suffered and that they may stand to lose in the future. Then we seek verdicts and settlements that will cover the costs of treatments such as:
- Laser scar removal
- Skin grafts
- Skin "flapping"
- Surgical revision
- Topical treatments
We understand that there is also a psychological and emotional element of recovering from burns, scarring and disfigurement. In addition to seeking compensation for your physical damage, we will make sure you have access to counseling and other psychological services.
We look forward to helping you make your way down the road to recovery. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
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Severe Cuts and Lacerations
Even when exercising proper caution and safety measures, accidents can still occur in the workplace. Cuts and lacerations are common injuries sustained while at work.
Cuts can occur due to a variety of different reasons depending on your job. Anything from the tools you use to your surroundings, such as work areas with sharp and dangerous equipment, can result in cuts.
The severity of the cuts or lacerations can also vary greatly. The injuries can be anything from minor cuts to life-threatening ones. If you experienced a severe cut while at work, it is important that you seek the help of a personal injury attorney. At the Law Offices of Brent C. Miller, P.A., we know how the long-term effects of a serious cut can affect the life of a worker, which is why we fight to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
Dangers of severe cuts
When people think of cuts, they often don't consider them as serious as other types of injuries that can occur at a workplace. However, severe cuts have the potential to greatly impact a person's daily life in and out of work and create challenges for him or her. Cuts can occur in just about every occupation and industry, such as in medical, industrial and construction jobs, so it is important to always exercise appropriate safety measures.
Serious cuts can even reach down to the bone, damaging tendons and muscles, which might require stitches or even surgery. Deep cuts can also result in significant blood loss and could cause shock and, in some instances, even death. Large cuts can also lead to infections and, if not treated in time, could result in amputation of a limb, serious illness or death.
Recuperation from severe cuts can often be lengthy and require therapy if the cuts damaged muscles and tendons significantly. The injuries could be debilitating and cause temporary or even permanent disability, impeding you from returning to your job once healed.
What to do if you have suffered a severe cut at work
If you have been cut severely while on the job, the first thing you should do is stop the bleeding by applying direct pressure on the wound with a clean rag or gauze. Your place of business should be equipped with a first aid kit.
Next, you should clean the wound with cool water to remove any dirt or debris. If the wound seems excessively large or deep, seek medical attention immediately. Once you have received medical treatment as needed, consult a work accident lawyer.
A work injury attorney can help ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for the injuries you have sustained while at work - including medical expenses, lost wages and future work and life complications due to the injury.
Safety tips to prevent serious cuts at work
In order to avoid possible cuts while at work, always be sure to:
- Wear proper safety gear for the job you are performing.
- Secure any object that you need to cut so it doesn't move around.
- Inspect all tools prior to use.
- Use the proper tool for the job.
- Keep your working area clean.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Always use a sharp blade for cutting; it will require less exertion.
- Keep your non-cutting hand clear of the cutting path.
- Properly store all tools after use.
Central Florida personal injury attorney
Our law firm can provide you with the legal assistance you need if you suffered a severe cut while at work. Our attorneys have the necessary experience and knowledge to fight for you. Contact us today for personal injury lawyers you can trust.
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