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Serious & Catastrophic Injuries

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Our accident lawyers represent individuals who have suffered serious injuries due to the negligence of someone else.

Our injury attorneys believe that victims and their families deserve the compensation that they need to recover physically, emotionally, and financially.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a devastating accident, it is important to hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to assert your legal rights.

What's Considered Catastrophic Injury?

Generally, the term “catastrophic injury” is used to describe a severe type of harm involving the spine, spinal cord, or brain. However, it can also refer to a wide variety of events, including paralysis of the body or limbs, closed-head injuries, amputation of a limb, and significant neurological trauma.

Workers' Compensation

Workers' compensation laws may come into play when a catastrophic injury would entitle a victim to permanent and total disability benefits under the law. Damages can include lost wages, medical bills, costs of future treatment, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.

Proving Negligence

In many situations involving serious injuries, the negligence of another individual or business is responsible for causing them. Negligence is also a legal theory for recovering compensation that requires proof of four separate elements.

In order to hold a defendant liable in a negligence action, you must show that this person or entity had a duty to act with reasonable care but breached that duty. It is then necessary to show that the breach led directly to your injuries, which would not have happened if the defendant had acted with reasonable care. You also must have sustained quantifiable damages as a result.

Medical Evidence and Testimony

Cases involving catastrophic injuries require significant experience and skill on the part of your personal injury attorney. Litigation involving such serious injuries is complex and challenging. Medical evidence and testimony are crucial in establishing a case for damages.

Injuries to the spine and brain can be particularly complicated. The personal injury attorneys at Lusk, Drasites, &Tolisano have years of experience litigating these types of cases. From analyzing medical records to taking the depositions of doctors and trying a case before a jury, our injury lawyers have the skill and resources to present a strong case.

Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury

The laws of Florida provide statutes of limitations, or specific deadlines, for the filing of personal injury cases. For cases based on the theory of negligence, you must file your case within four years from the date of the accident. In cases involving serious or catastrophic injuries, it is particularly important to be aware of this limitation.

When you are dealing with a life-altering event, it is easy to postpone the filing of your case. However, these claims almost always involve significant medical expenses. The injury attorneys at Lusk, Drasites, &Tolisano can ease your burden by tracking expenses and dealing with the insurance companies. You do not have to face the legal process alone.

Our Personal Injury Attorneys

If you or someone you know has suffered a catastrophic accident, you should not hesitate to contact the personal injury attorneys at Lusk, Drasites, & Tolisano. Our injury lawyers can guide you through the process of asserting your right to damages from responsible parties.

Types of claims we handle include:
  • Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Scarring & Disfigurement
  • Broken Bones & Fractures
  • Burn Injuries
  • Paralysis

To speak with one of our personal injury attorneys from Cape Coral, Fort Myers, or Naples, call us toll free at (800) 283-7442.

Client Reviews
“We were stressed out enough after the accident that cut our vacation short. I did not want to deal with insurance and doctor bills. LD&T took care of everything. We were able to focus on just getting better. THANK YOU!” - Kim K.
"Lusk, Drasites and Tolisano have been so helpful with one of the hardest times of my life after a car accident. Mark Drasites and his assistant Rebecca have kept me informed the entire way and put me at ease. They truly care for their clients and put your best interest first. They have helped me to get the best ending result possible and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for someone to represent them." - Jennifer H.
"I will highly recommend this firm to anyone. I went to Bruce l Schiner and to morgan and morgan, both of them turned me away, and would not take my case. I got Mark Drasites card from my doctor and not only did they take my case, I got $20,000 when my case was done. Mr. Mark and Rebecca took very good care of me and were always on top of everything. I would use this firm again if anything happens and I will recommend them to everyone I know." - TL K
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