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Serious and Catastrophic Injuries

Our Pensacola Injury Lawyers Have Extensive Experience in Cases Involving Serious and Catastrophic Injuries

“Accidents happen.” It is a common phrase, and it is one that we hear all too often. While it is true, it also only tells part of the story: Accidents happen because people can be negligent. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you do not have to live with the consequences. You deserve to be compensated, and the Pensacola injury lawyers at Searcy Denney can help you recover just compensation for your injury-related losses.

Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries

Learning that you have suffered a spinal cord injury can be a traumatic experience. No one is prepared to hear that their life may never be the same, and this is particularly true when their injury is the result of someone else’s negligence. But, while you may be forced to live with the consequences of someone else’s mistake, you may not have to bear the financial burden. In Florida, accident victims are entitled to compensation for their financial and non-financial losses, and our Pensacola injury lawyers have decades of experience helping our clients win just compensation.

When Can You Seek Financial Compensation for a Spinal Cord Injury in Florida?

Under Florida law, individuals who have been diagnosed with spinal cord injuries can recover financial compensation if their injuries are the result of either (i) someone else’s negligence, or (ii) a product defect. This covers all types of accidents; and, while not all accidents involve negligence or a product defect, many do. 

Our accident law firm represents clients in cases involving all forms of negligence and all types of defective products. This includes, but is not limited to, cases involving:

  • Car, truck and SUV accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Aviation accidents
  • Bicyclist and pedestrian accidents
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Medical malpractice (including failure to diagnose injuries and surgical mistakes)
  • Accidents involving electronics, tools, heavy machinery, furniture, toys, playground and gym equipment, and other defective products

Understanding the Long-Term Costs of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries in Pensacola

If you have been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury following any type of traumatic accident, it is important to make sure that you have a comprehensive picture of the immediate and long-term costs of your injuries. This includes not only your out-of-pocket medical expenses (which could become insurmountable over the long term), but all other types of financial and non-financial losses as well. As your lawyers, it is our job to help you receive full financial compensation for all of the losses you can reasonably be expected to endure due to your spinal cord injury. As a result, when you hire us to handle your case, we will seek compensation for you:

  • Medical treatment expenses
  • Prescription medication and medical supply costs
  • Other out-of-pocket costs (such as transportation and home modifications)
  • Loss of current and future earnings
  • Chronic pain, suffering and emotional trauma resulting from your injury
  • Other non-financial losses, including loss of enjoyment of life

We understand the consequences of being diagnosed with a traumatic spinal cord injury, and it is for this reason that we fight relentlessly to protect our clients’ legal rights. If you have been injured, let our attorneys use their experience to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.

Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury? Our Pensacola Injury Lawyers Can Help

One of the most serious injuries you can suffer is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Most people think of traumatic brain injuries in terms of skull fractures or brain damage, but TBIs can range from mild to severe. Any trauma to the head that disrupts the brain’s normal function is considered a traumatic brain injury, and even mild TBIs can carry serious consequences if left untreated. 

Mild brain injuries typically include concussions where the victim was unconscious for less than 30 minutes or did not lose consciousness at all. Symptoms of a mild brain injury generally are as follows: 

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to light and/or noise
  • The victim is confused and/or disoriented

Moderate brain injuries occur when the victim has lost consciousness for more than 30 minutes up to 24 hours. These brain injuries generally include the following symptoms: 

  • Slurred speech
  • Severe headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Dilated pupils
  • Seizures
  • Fluid draining from the nose or ears

Severe brain injuries are the most serious TBI you can suffer. Victims are often immediately hospitalized for an extended period of time. The effects of a severe TBI include:

  • Significant motor impairment
  • Difficulty speaking 
  • Significant behavioral changes
  • Loss of bladder and bowel control
  • Significant disorientation
  • Blurred vision

If you’ve suffered even a mild brain injury, it could affect your life significantly. Unfortunately, brain injuries aren’t always easy to diagnose, and people often ignore their symptoms, resulting in permanent damage. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury or suspect you have suffered one, our Pensacola injury lawyers can help you understand your options so that you can get the care you need.  

Bone Fracture Cases May Require the Help of a Pensacola Injury Lawyer 

Bone fractures are another type of traumatic injury frequently experienced by accident victims in Pensacola and elsewhere. Broken limbs and facial or skull fractures are among the most serious. While some fractures can be treated easily, others may require months to heal and entail multiple surgeries. Some fractures can result in permanent disability. Most can make it extremely difficult to do your job and may result in lost income. Older people can have an incredibly hard time recovering from a bone fracture, as their bones do not heal as quickly. Ultimately, if you’ve suffered a fracture as a result of an accident, any of our Pensacola injury lawyers can help you get the compensation you need to make a full recovery. 

Burn Injuries Are Common in Pensacola and Throughout Florida

Burn injuries are more common than you might think. Our team of injury lawyers can help with the following types of burns: 

  • Electrical burns
  • Chemical burns
  • Thermal burns
  • Radiation burns

Severe burn injuries can require extensive medical treatment such as skin grafts and even amputation. They also carry a significant risk of complications such as severe infection and often result in permanent mobility issues. Lastly, burn victims often experience severe emotional and psychological effects due to the traumatic experience of suffering a serious burn. Your injury attorney will evaluate the full extent of your physical and mental symptoms and will pursue as much compensation as possible.

Contact the Pensacola Injury Lawyers at Searcy Denney

To discuss your case with one of our Pensacola injury lawyers in confidence, please call 800-780-8607 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is absolutely free, and you pay nothing at all unless we win. 

Hear What Our Clients Have To Say

"Every question that I had was answered in mere minutes and the follow through that the staff, secretaries and attorneys had was superior. I have dealt with many, many firms that have all disappointed me and Searcy Denney was by far the most thorough - I highly recommend them!"
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