​Tallahassee Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

March 19, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

Your life can change in a moment due to the impact of catastrophic injuries. Suddenly, you may find that you can no longer enjoy the activities you once did, that you have lost your independence, or that you cannot handle your usual work responsibilities, all because of the damages you sustained in an accident. If you suffered a spinal cord injury, amputation, or loss of one of your senses due to the negligence of another party in Tallahassee, you might deserve compensation. Dolman Law Group can help you determine who bears liability for your injuries and what compensation you may deserve. Contact a Tallahassee Catastrophic Injury Lawyer for your free consultation.

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Dolman Law Group: Helping Tallahassee Catastrophic Injury Victims

Catastrophic injuries often change the entire course of your life. Not only can they leave you with massive medical bills ahead of you, but they may also result in severe challenges for the rest of your life. At Dolman Law Group, we understand the extent of the challenges that catastrophic injuries may represent. We aim to help our clients maximize the compensation they can recover for those injuries as much as possible.

Take a look at some of our past results.

  • $5 million for catastrophic car accident burns
  • $3.85 million for a truck accident resulting in brain injury
  • $3.2 million for a truck accident resulting in brain injury
  • $1.4 million for a motorcycle accident that resulted in multiple severe injuries

While those results cannot guarantee the results in your catastrophic injury claim, at Dolman Law Group, we fight to help our clients recover maximum compensation for the severe damages they may have suffered due to catastrophic injuries.

Connect With Our Attorneys

At Dolman Law Group, we aim to make our Tallahassee personal injury attorneys as accessible as possible to our clients. We understand the many difficulties often associated with dealing with catastrophic injuries, and we aim to make the legal process as easy on our clients as possible. We offer free initial consultations to help make it easier for catastrophic injury victims to connect with us.

We can also offer virtual consultations to clients who may struggle to get to the office in person. Furthermore, we offer accessibility at all times so that you can keep up with what happens in your case and feel supported as you manage the difficult legal process ahead of you.

Seek Solid Results

At Dolman Law Group, we pride ourselves on offering a small-firm feel while going after the big-firm results you need after a catastrophic injury. We have the resources to go after big businesses and insurance companies, and we fight aggressively to help our clients recover the compensation they deserve for their catastrophic injuries.

If you suffered catastrophic injuries in a Tallahassee accident, do not try to handle your claim on your own. Dealing with the insurance company can cause unnecessary stress, and trying to handle your claim alone could mean that you ultimately minimize the compensation you can recover. Instead, let us help you manage the challenges associated with your injury claim.

Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries in Tallahassee: What to Expect

When you suffer catastrophic injuries, your entire life changes. Often, those injuries will involve lifelong expenses, including increased medical bills and multiple challenges as you contend with your new limitations. What compensation can you expect from those injuries?

Ultimately, at Dolman Law Group, we cannot guarantee the compensation you will recover for your injuries. Catastrophic injury compensation may depend on what type of injuries you sustained, what financial losses you faced due to those injuries, and what specific challenges you may have to contend with after your accident. However, we can help you look at your actual financial losses and the compensation you should reasonably pursue for those losses.

Medical Costs

The medical bills associated with a catastrophic injury can prove astronomical. You will likely end up with substantial initial medical bills as you pursue emergency treatment for your injuries, and you may also have ongoing medical costs that last for the rest of your life.

If you suffer a spinal cord injury, for example, you may have a long-term stay in the hospital and numerous procedures in the initial year after the accident alone. Then, as you continue to pursue treatment, you may face tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills each year, depending on the extent of your injuries.

At Dolman Law Group, we help our clients review the full medical bills they have faced due to their catastrophic injuries and review the medical costs they anticipate seeing in the future. Then, we help our clients include those high medical expenses as part of a compelling claim that establishes the losses they have faced.

Lost Income

Catastrophic injuries often substantially impact your income, both immediately after the accident and in the months and years that follow. Immediately after the accident, you may find yourself unable to work because of your injuries. You may end up stuck in the hospital or unable to get back to work as you deal with the challenges caused by your injuries.

Unfortunately, your journey back to work may not be easy. Many catastrophic injury victims find they must spend a long time recovering before returning to their usual job responsibilities. In many cases, catastrophic injuries can permanently prevent you from performing regular job tasks. For example, suppose that you suffered a brain injury in your accident.

Traumatic brain injury can interfere with a patient's focus and concentration, making it very difficult for the patient to take care of any work tasks that require sustained focus. Severe traumatic brain injury may interfere with the patient's memory, including both short-term and long-term memory. Furthermore, those injuries may make it very difficult for the patient to control normal emotional reactions, which may make it difficult for the person to deal with people.

As a result, the victim may find it difficult or even impossible to return to work.

At Dolman Law Group, we look closely at all the wage losses you have experienced due to your injuries. This review covers whether you have the potential to return to your job in the future or whether your injuries may permanently prevent you from working in your previous field or position.

Pain and Suffering

In addition to the financial challenges frequently associated with catastrophic injuries, many patients notice immense emotional challenges related to their injuries. Catastrophic injuries frequently mean a high loss of independence.

That lost independence can cause a great deal of frustration for many patients. Not only that, catastrophic injuries may lead to increased depression, anxiety, or PTSD. In addition, many patients with catastrophic injuries suffer from long-term, daily physical pain. As part of your claim, you can include those non-financial losses.

At Dolman Law Group, we help our clients go over all the challenges they may face and include them as part of a compelling, comprehensive claim.

Tallahassee Catastrophic Injuries

Tallahassee may have some challenges that increase the overall risk of catastrophic injuries.

High Drowning and Water-Related Injury Risk

Tallahassee sees a lot of hot days over the summer, which many people choose to alleviate by engaging in water play and sports. Those water sports, however, may pose several unique safety challenges. Poorly-maintained pools, water parks, and other facilities may have a high risk of causing drowning injuries. In addition, people using water parks and other areas may face an increased risk of head injury or fall injuries, especially if the owners do not maintain those areas properly.

Considerable Tourist Traffic

The Tallahassee area sees a great deal of tourist traffic, with millions of visitors coming to the area every year. Often, vacationers have lower-than-usual regard for overall safety, which means they may engage in riskier behavior. On the streets of Tallahassee, that general disregard for safety can also have a heavy impact on everyone else in the area.

Common Catastrophic Injuries in Tallahassee

Catastrophic injuries in Tallahassee include those that will cause permanent or long-term damage to the victim and limitations that will stick with the victim after the accident.

Injuries may include:

Accidents can occur in a variety of ways. Auto, construction, and premises liability accidents may make up a high percentage of incidents throughout the Tallahassee area.

Catastrophic Injuries in Tallahassee

Fighting the Insurance Company After Catastrophic Injuries in Tallahassee

Following catastrophic injuries in Tallahassee, the insurance company may make your life much more difficult than necessary as you attempt to recover compensation for your injuries. Despite clear liability on the part of the covered party, the insurance company may try to deny the total compensation you deserve and, ultimately, need to help move you toward your recovery. You may have difficulty convincing the insurance company to accept full liability for its covered party's actions, or the insurance company may try to deny the full extent of your injuries.

The insurance company may also try to push you to accept an overall low settlement offer that fails to reasonably reflect the damages you sustained in the accident and the compensation you deserve for injuries that will remain with you for the rest of your life.

At Dolman Law Group, we understand the difficulty that catastrophic injury victims often face when dealing with the insurance companies that control the payments they ultimately receive. We aim to reduce the stress associated with those situations as much as possible. We work with our clients to maximize the compensation they can recover while dealing with the complex obstacles insurance companies may throw in their way.

What to Do After Catastrophic Injuries in Tallahassee

After an accident involving catastrophic injuries, you likely found yourself reliant on other people to report the accident and take care of evidence collection at the scene while you sought medical treatment. As you start to recover, however, you may need to take charge of your ultimate recovery and your ability to recover compensation for your injuries.

By following these key steps, you can often help protect yourself and increase the odds that you will recover the compensation you deserve.

Talk to an attorney before you talk to the insurance company that covers the liable party. The insurance company may trick you into accepting less than you deserve, especially since catastrophic injuries often mean a big payout. A lawyer can help guide you through that process and help ensure you do not miss out on the compensation you may deserve.

  • Document your recovery. Keep a journal detailing the challenges you may have faced on your recovery journey. Take photos of your injuries, if relevant.
  • Keep a file with all your medical bills and any pending ones you may need to pay. Your catastrophic injury claim may rely heavily on the cost of your medical treatment.
  • Follow the instructions issued by your medical care providers and keep up with your treatment plan. While the road to recovery may be long and difficult, your effort to follow your doctor's instructions can show good faith and help increase your ability to recover compensation after your accident.
  • Dealing with catastrophic injuries can be incredibly difficult. While a lawyer cannot make your physical recovery easier, a catastrophic injury claim can provide you with much-needed funds that may make it easier to manage your expenses.

    Do You Need a Tallahassee Catastrophic Injury Lawyer?

    If you suffered catastrophic injuries due to another party's negligence in Tallahassee, you need a Tallahassee catastrophic injury attorney to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Dolman Law Group can help. Contact us at 850-790-5830 to learn more.

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    Matthew Dolman

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    This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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