Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Serving Florida (FL)
At Montlick & Associates, we understand the immense hardship and difficulty that catastrophic injuries present to accident victims. These injuries can create seemingly insurmountable obstacles such as huge medical expenses, significant disability, the loss of the ability to work, the need for lifelong medical care, and even the need for adaptive equipment and home renovation to keep one’s home accessible.
Our firm has been fighting for the rights of Florida injury victims, including catastrophic injury victims, and their families for over 38 years. Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys have recovered billions of dollars* for their clients. We handle the stresses of navigating the insurance and legal system so that you can focus on getting well.
What Is a Catastrophic Injury?
Each year, millions of Americans sustain catastrophic injuries. These injuries have lasting and often devastating effects on individuals and their families. Our firm’s lawyers are experienced in helping Florida injury victims and their families to obtain the compensation they deserve for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence.
Examples of catastrophic injuries facing victims nationwide include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Severe spinal cord injuries
- Shattered bones
- Internal organ damage
- Partial or complete paralysis (paraplegia/quadriplegia)
- Severe scarring
These types of injuries can significantly impact the private and professional lives of victims. Traumatic brain injuries can lead to lower cognition and physical disabilities. Paralysis often requires mobility devices, at-home care, and even structural changes to one’s home in order to preserve accessibility. In addition to the physical difficulties for someone with catastrophic injuries, many victims also experience psychological effects such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health conditions. The road to recovery is complex and unique for each individual and their family.
Adjusting to life after a catastrophic injury that occurred because of someone else’s negligence presents extensive physical, psychological, and financial challenges. That is why our attorneys fight hard to get victims and their families the compensation they deserve.
We Know What it Takes to Win™!
At Montlick & Associates we fight tirelessly on behalf of our Florida clients to make sure they receive the maximum compensation to which they are entitled by law.
Our attorneys serve clients nationwide.** If you or a family member has sustained catastrophic injuries in an accident, or because of someone else’s negligence, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law Nationwide 24/7 for your Free Case evaluation at 1-800-LAW NEED ((866) 218-7901). You can also dial #WIN (#949) from your cell phone (with most cell carriers) or visit us at Montlick.com and use our Free 24-hour live chat service or online free case evaluation form.
Why an Experienced Florida Injury Attorney Is Key to Maximum Financial Recovery
For over 38 years our firm has handled catastrophic injury cases for our Florida clients. Obtaining legal representation following an accident caused by someone else’s negligence is one of the most important decisions a victim of catastrophic injuries can make.
Immediately following a serious accident, an injured party and their family understandably must focus on medical care. However, with medical care comes the stressful and sometimes intentionally confusing exchanges with the insurance company. Ultimately, insurance companies seek to minimize or even completely deny a claim, and they often accomplish this by taking advantage of claimants’ lack of experience and familiarity with the law.
Our attorneys know how to navigate the confusing and overwhelming world of insurance claims. We will relieve our clients and their families of the hassle of dealing with insurance companies, while making sure to get them the maximum compensation they are entitled to under the law. Our attorneys know that when it comes to catastrophic injuries, maximum financial compensation can be key to physical and mental recovery.
At Montlick & Associates, our goal is to serve our clients. That is why we are committed to exceptional customer service and transparency. Our Florida injury attorneys uphold our promise to fight hard for our clients’ maximum compensation, to keep our clients updated and informed of important developments in their cases, and to treat our clients and their families with kindness and compassion as they navigate one of the most difficult and stressful times of their lives. We pay close, personalized attention to each client, evaluating the best path forward depending on the specific circumstances of the case. In many instances, we are able to identify potential avenues of recovery that our clients were not aware of, and that the insurance company did not disclose.
Obtaining Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries: How Much is My Case Worth?
While no amount of money can truly make up for the trauma of a catastrophic injury, our Florida attorneys’ years of knowledge and experience ensure that our clients are in good hands as they deal with the fallout of their accident. We strive to obtain the best possible financial recovery for our clients so they can focus on healing. Each case is unique and the amount of compensation a client receives depends on multiple factors—including but not limited to the location of the incident, the individual facts and circumstances, strength of liability, witness credibility, and more.
Although predicting the precise dollar amount of compensation that you and your family might receive from a claim is usually not possible at the outset of a case, our attorneys are often able to advise our clients on the range of predicted case values once all of the evidence has been assembled, we have learned the extent and long-term effects of the injury, we have reviewed all medical records and expenses, and evaluated the applicable law and the strength of the evidence.
Damages are one of the most important factors in determining the value of a case and are, in part, determined by the cost of medical care, the permanency and extent of the victim’s disability, the impact on the victim’s quality of life and the extent of pain and suffering.
Our attorneys pursue all types of monetary damages that our clients are entitled to recover under Florida law. Depending on the unique facts and circumstances of a case and the applicable law, this may include compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive or “Penalty” Damages if the defendant’s conduct is egregious, such as fleeing the scene of the accident or driving while intoxicated (subject to Florida state law)
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional distress
When appropriate, our attorneys may also use the expertise of financial professionals who can help determine our clients’ lost income and future medical costs due to a catastrophic injury. Additionally, our attorneys will also consider the costs of making the client’s home more handicap-accessible, as needed.
We will pursue every avenue to maximize the value of our clients’ claims under the applicable law. We are prepared, when appropriate, to navigate the litigation process and ultimately take cases to trial if it is in the best interest of our client.
The Hidden Costs of Waiting to Hire an Attorney: Florida’s Legal Time Deadlines and Loss of Evidence
Legal time deadlines—or statutes of limitations—apply to personal injury claims as well as all legal matters and limit the amount of time a catastrophically injured party has to pursue legal action against those responsible for their injury. Delaying seeking legal assistance can result in the total loss of all rights to recover damages against the person or entity responsible for your injury. It is critical to meet all applicable deadlines, including insurance policy notification deadlines, in order to preserve your right to compensation.
Statues of limitations vary by state, jurisdiction and the type of claim asserted—and our Florida injury attorneys are experts at navigating the complicated legal and contractual deadlines on your behalf, in order to preserve your eligibility for maximum compensation.
In addition to navigating complex deadlines, acting quickly to obtain legal representation is extremely important so your attorney can immediately begin to preserve evidence for your case. The longer you delay seeking representation, the more opportunity there is for evidence to go missing or be destroyed, for witnesses to have trouble recalling details, and more.
Our attorneys work diligently to meet all legal and contractual deadlines, to preserve evidence, and to build the most compelling case for our clients’ claims so that they receive a maximum recovery.
We Know What It Takes to Win.™
Contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law Today!
If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury in Florida due to someone else’s negligence, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law 24/7 for your Free Case evaluation at 1-800-LAW NEED ((866) 218-7901). You can also dial #WIN (#949) from your cell phone (with most cell carriers) or visit us at Montlick.com and use our Free 24-hour live chat service or online free case evaluation form. Our attorneys are available nationwide** and ready to help.
*Dollars recovered are cumulative and not indicative of individual case results. Each case is unique. Results depend on the facts and applicable law.
**Legal Services are provided by Montlick & Associates, P.C. and when appropriate local associated law firms, at no additional cost to you, depending on the jurisdiction and any specialized expertise required. For more information, click here.