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If you or a loved one were in a serious traffic accident, you deserve to have a warrior on your side willing to take on the legal battle while focusing on healing. Our team of accessible attorneys and legal professionals will take on the insurance adjusters and negligent drivers responsible for your catastrophic injury. Our Tampa catastrophic injury lawyers will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve.

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Did You Suffer a Catastrophic Injury From a Traffic Accident?

A catastrophic injury is an injury that occurs abruptly and leaves a life-lasting consequence on the victim. These injuries can happen in the blink of an eye. One minute, you are fine, and the next, your life is changed forever. Very rare;y does a catastrophic injury victim completely heal from the injury. Once the victim experiences a catastrophic injury, their life will never be the same.

Some examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Amputations
  • Birth injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Eye loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Nerve damage
  • Neurological damage
  • Spinal cord injuries

One of the primary causes of catastrophic injuries involves car accidents. Severe car accidents can cause catastrophic injuries such as brain and spinal cord injuries. Truck accidents and motorcycle accidents can also cause these types of devastating injuries.

Suppose you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury in a traffic accident. In that case, you have the right under Florida law to pursue legal action against the negligent drivers who caused your injury.

To learn more, contact the experienced Tampa catastrophic injury lawyers at Boohoff Law today.

Why Boohoff Law Can Make a Difference in Your Catastrophic Injury Case

Boohoff Law has been representing victims of catastrophic injuries for more than ten years. Founding attorney Tatiana Boohoff is a Boston University School of Law graduate. Her skilled and determined demeanor makes her the right choice for your catastrophic injury case.

If you suffered a catastrophic injury in a car, motorcycle, truck, workplace, construction, or pedestrian accident, you need a skilled attorney on your side to hold the responsible party accountable.

Call our Tampa office to schedule a consultation with a Tampa personal injury lawyer today.

Areas With High Accident Potential

On specific roads in Tampa, car accidents are more likely to occur:

  • Interstate 4. This highway connecting Daytona Beach and Tampa is one of the most dangerous highways in the United States. A study covering six years of traffic fatalities revealed that 1.41 deaths per mile occurred on this roadway.
  • Gibsonton Drive. This roadway stretches from Boyette Road to Balm Riverview and is dangerous for motorcyclists or drivers who want to make left turns. Some of the most dangerous behaviors that frequently occur on this roadway include high speeds and aggressive driving. This roadway also contains many visual obstructions, making the visibility for drivers very difficult.
  • Hillsborough Avenue. This roadway stretches from Longboat Boulevard to Florida Avenue and has a ratio of 19.8 traffic accidents to one mile.
  • Dale Mabry Highway. This roadway stretches from Hillsborough Avenue to Bearss Avenue. Some of the dangerous aspects of this roadway include crossing issues for pedestrians, a lack of bike lanes for bicyclists, and traffic accidents caused by turning errors. Many traffic accidents on this roadway happened because of improper signaling and speeding.
  • Brandon Boulevard. This roadway stretches from Falkenburg Road to the intersection of Dover Road. The average traffic accident rate for this roadway is 25 accidents per mile.

Conditions That Contribute to an Increase in Traffic Accidents

While driver error is the main factor contributing to traffic accidents, other conditions help increase the number of traffic accidents and make these roadways dangerous. These conditions include weather, intersections, traffic congestion, and uninsured drivers.​

Weather Plays a Role in Many Crashes

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the summer months between June and August contain 30 percent more traffic accident fatalities than the winter months between December and January. There is an increase in drivers on the road during the summer months, including a rise in young and inexperienced drivers who take more risks while driving.​

Dangerous Intersections

A majority of traffic accidents happen at intersections. According to the Federal Highway Administration, approximately 25 percent of traffic fatalities in the United States occur at intersections. Traffic accidents happen at intersections due to irresponsible actions like failing to yield the right of way or stopping at red or yellow lights.​

Traffic Congestion

The more drivers present on the roadways, the more likely it is for a traffic accident to happen. Traffic congestion affects the normal flow of traffic. Drivers who ignore the changes in traffic are at risk of causing severe traffic accidents.​

Uninsured Drivers

According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), Florida is a state that contains the highest rate of uninsured drivers in the United States. Uninsured drivers might be more reckless as their disregard for the law might make them more likely to engage in other unlawful and dangerous behaviors while driving.​

Common Damages for Catastrophic Injuries

Victims of severe traffic accidents can acquire catastrophic injuries that will impact themselves and their families for the rest of their lives. Unlike victims who are injured temporarily and only need compensation for a specific amount of time, catastrophic injury victims will need compensation for the rest of their lives. Catastrophic injuries often result in permanent disabilities for victims. Some of the damages that catastrophic injury victims are entitled to include medical treatment, lost income, and loss of enjoyment of life.​

Medical Treatment

Catastrophic injury victims will need lifelong medical services to continue functioning. These necessary medical services can range from prescription medications, rehabilitative services, and medical devices. Catastrophic injury victims must pursue compensation for past and future medical treatments.​

Lost Income

Every aspect of a catastrophic injury victim’s life will be affected by the injury, including their ability to work. The victim will have to come to terms with the loss of their ability to make a living. Losing the ability to work can also cause additional stress for the victim, as medical expenses can continue to add up.​

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Catastrophic injury victims must come to terms with various changes caused by their injury. Losing independence, missing out on past hobbies and activities, and dealing with a new form of dependence can cause victims to experience emotional distress. It can also be challenging to deal with an injury caused by another person’s careless actions.​

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Catastrophic injuries can cause victims to experience severe emotional and physical trauma. The road to recovery can be costly and emotional. Victims with catastrophic injuries will have to rely on medical services for the rest of their lives, including the need for medical devices and personal care services.

At Boohoff Law, we understand the emotional and physical toll that you or your loved one’s catastrophic injury has caused your family. You and your family may have to make decisions that you can not have imagined, like who will be the primary caretaker for you or your loved one.

Moving forward will be extremely difficult no matter how you embrace your new injury. While trying to pick up the pieces, the last thing on your mind is hiring a lawyer and pursuing legal action against the negligent parties. However, contacting a Tampa catastrophic injury lawyer as soon as possible is in your best interest for several reasons. The first is that you have a limited time to file a claim against the responsible party.​

How Insurance Companies Will Deny Your Claims

One of the main reasons to seek the legal help of a catastrophic injury lawyer is to seek the help of someone who can assist you with fighting corrupt insurance agencies. An experienced catastrophic injury lawyer knows how to negotiate with insurance adjusters whose main priority is to search for reasons to deny your claim.

Even if their policyholders are obviously liable for your catastrophic injuries, insurance adjusters will find ways to deny your claims. Some insurance adjusters will insult you by insinuating that your injuries are exaggerated or that you were the negligent party responsible for your injuries.

Insurance companies will do whatever is necessary to minimize the financial compensation you deserve. They may even attempt to lowball you and offer a smaller settlement than you requested to settle the matter. A seasoned Tampa catastrophic injury lawyer can help protect you from the corrupt tactics that insurance companies practice.​

Serving the Injured Victims of Tampa, FL

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Tatiana Boohoff, Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

There are money damages available to those who suffer from financial hardships due to incurred medical bills, loss of wages and other effects that a serious injury can have. At Boohoff Law, P.A., our Tampa personal injury attorneys offer skilled legal assistance and representation to those who have been injured by the negligence of others. We have the skill and the experience that you need on your side. We will be able to put our knowledge and experience to work for you in your case if you choose to work with us.

Contact our firm today to discuss your injuries and to learn more about how our Tampa catastrophic injury lawyer can help you.

Client Testimonial

“Boohoff Law, Definitely stands behind Integrity the staff is extremely professional. Tatiana is not only a fantastic attorney in her expertise however she’s also down-to-earth, truly a people person. I believe in establishing relationships in any type of business that you do, they definitely bring that to the table. Thank you for all your help in my time of need. I would highly recommend this firm to represent you.”

-Elissa M.

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Tampa Catastrophic Injury FAQs

What is the statute of limitations for catastrophic injury victims?

Florida Statutes Section 95.11 states that victims of catastrophic injury have four years to file a claim against the negligent parties. The statute of limitations begins from the date of the accident. If you fail to file a claim within the designated period, you lose your right to pursue legal action against the negligent party.​

Besides brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, what other traffic accidents cause catastrophic injuries?

Although brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are the primary catastrophic injuries caused by traffic accidents, there are other devastating injuries that you are at risk of enduring.

Other catastrophic injuries include:

  • Amputations. The force that a person endures during a traffic accident can cause them to lose an arm, leg, eye, or another body part. Victims of traffic accidents can also suffer from injuries like crushed bones.
  • Burns. Another catastrophic injury that victims can suffer from burns. If a vehicle catches on fire during an accident, victims can suffer first, second, or third-degree burns. Third-degree burns, in particular, can cause victims to suffer from physical disfigurement.
  • Internal injuries. Not all catastrophic injuries are visibly noticeable. Victims of traffic accidents can experience substantial injuries to their internal organs. Some examples of internal injuries include internal bleeding, organ damage, and nerve damage. If the victims fail to notice the signs of internal damage and do not seek immediate medical attention, their injuries become more severe and life-threatening.
  • Hearing or sight loss. A person’s sight or ability to hear dwindles with age. However, the damage from a traffic accident can cause the loss of hearing or sight. Hearing loss can happen if a person suffers extreme damage to the optic nerve during an accident. Victims can experience loss of sight if shattered glass damages other parts of the eye like the cornea.​
How many parties can be liable for my catastrophic injury?

Depending on the circumstances of your traffic accident, multiple parties can be held liable for your catastrophic injury. If your catastrophic injury occurred when you were the victim of a multi-car pile-up accident, various drivers might be liable for your damages.

If you were the truck accident victim, you can hold the truck driver and the trucking company liable for your injuries. If a motorcyclist was the at-fault driver in your accident, the motorcyclist can be responsible for your catastrophic injury.​

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We recover millions for our clients every month, but we know that every case is different and that recovery is personal.
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