Polytrauma Claims in Florida Car Accident Cases
During an accident, many victims suffer numerous injuries. This is known as polytrauma. With polytrauma, the accident victim may suffer a traumatic brain injury and broken bones, or serious burns and the loss of a limb. Polytrauma is common in motor vehicle accidents, since the sheer force involved in collisions may cause injury to several areas of the human body.
Those with polytrauma injuries often have a long road ahead of them in terms of recovery and rehabilitation.
Pursuing polytrauma claims in a personal injury case
Personal injury claims are filed against at-fault motorists who cause accidents. Injured victims may pursue a number of different types of damages in these claims, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- The estimated cost of future medical expenses
- Remodeling expenses (if a home must be altered to accommodate an injury)
- Loss of employment benefits
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Depending on the circumstances of the claim, other types of damages may also be sought. With the assistance of a Florida personal injury attorney, the maximum amount of compensation available under the law will be aggressively pursued.
Why hire a personal injury attorney?
Personal injury attorneys know how to compile evidence that supports injury claims. Without such evidence, the claim may be dismissed—leaving the accident victim fully responsible for the financial burdens he or she is facing after being involved in a crash.
Personal injury attorneys also take over discussing the accident claim with insurance adjusters and other individuals involved with the case. It is not unusual for accident victims to make statements to insurance adjusters that end up damaging their claims—but by allowing a personal injury attorney to take over all of the communications, such a scenario is far less likely.