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Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries strike without warning and cause extensive damage that is likely to prove life-altering.

Traffic accidents, falls, and workplace accidents are leading causes of catastrophic injuries. Sports injuries can have catastrophic consequences, too. Football, soccer, basketball, hockey, track and other sports leave athletes with serious damage when injuries occur.

Because catastrophic injury claims can be among the most complicated types of personal injury actions, ask about your attorney’s experience handling such cases.

At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, our catastrophic injuries lawyers stand behind a 40-year record of success that is your assurance of quality legal representation.

Victims of catastrophic injuries can find their lives – and those of their loved ones – changed in a matter of seconds. Unexpected events can cause injuries so severe that they have consequences for your entire future. Spinal cord injuries that cause neurological damage or paralysis, traumatic brain injuries that result in brain damage, amputations of limbs, loss of vision, major burns and other devastating harm can leave you with extensive medical, financial and other needs you are unable to meet. To successfully pursue a claim for damages you will need the help of a qualified personal injury law firm with the resources and experience to wage a multi-million dollar battle.

At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, you will find the extensive experience vital to properly handling cases involving catastrophic injury. Because claims involving catastrophic injuries can be especially complicated, you need the assurance that comes from choosing the firm that has capably served Southwest Floridians for four decades.

Our experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyers know that catastrophic injuries are characterized by their sudden occurrence and by the lasting nature of the damage they cause. Many circumstances can cause catastrophic injuries. A few examples include:

  • Industrial accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Motor vehicle crashes
  • Sports injuries
  • Train and aviation accidents
  • Explosions
  • Fires
  • Swimming and diving accidents

Traumatic injuries to the brain constitute one major category of catastrophic injuries. At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, we have seen the latest reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that estimate as many as 1.7 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury every year. More than a quarter-million of those victims require hospitalization and 52,000 lose their lives. Those who live may face a future colored by thinking and memory problems, changes in taste or other sensations, difficulty communicating, and personality alterations.

Our firm understands the complexities of handling cases involving serious injuries to the spinal cord. This type of catastrophic harm can leave victims with long-term complications that include neurological impairment, full or partial paralysis, respiratory issues, problems with the urinary or gastrointestinal tracts, and depression. The CDC estimates that annual costs for medical care for a victim of spinal cord injuries could total $30,000. Lifetime costs soar into the millions. Our experienced personal injury attorneys know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries.

At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we understand that a key facet of providing you with the best legal representation in the wake of a brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation or other severe injury is the ability to look ahead. You need an attorney who can work effectively with doctors, therapists, and other professionals to determine the extent of your injuries and intelligently and accurately forecast your future medical and financial needs. Fair compensation for the harm you’ve suffered hinges on that capability.

Our firm is dedicated to providing victims access to professionals in medicine, insurance, accounting, investigation, and other fields – and to building cases ready for the courtroom. We often call on their know-how to help us prepare a strong case designed to convey the full extent of your injuries and to seek the compensation you need to ensure coverage for your medical expenses, current and future loss of earnings, pain and suffering, and the suffering your family has endured because of your injuries.

Call today and ask for a free evaluation of your injury case. If you’re unable to come to our offices, the personal injury lawyers at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, will meet with you at your hospital room or in your home. There are no costs to you unless we win.

1-800-283-2900 – Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner – Focused on Justice

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Bruce L. Scheiner and his team were the most friendly people I've ever met they genuinely cared about me... I highly recommend them
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I was really satisfied with services I received. Bruce is not only an attorney, but like family. He got me three times what I thought I would receive and was always there when I needed an answer on something. I'd say he is the best attorney I have dealt with in my 68 years. Harry Zulauf
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I found working with the BLS firm to be a very good experience. They kept me informed on my case, answered all my questions, and were prompt when I needed assistance. Wendy Walker
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I was in an accident and BLS was very helpful and gave a lot of support. If I had any questions, it was just a phone call away. Everyone in the office is very nice and helpful. Celeste Thompson
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We had a wonderful experience with everyone here. The staff and attorneys were friendly, knowledgeable, and compassionate. They inquired about our injuries and our recovery. I would highly recommend their services! Heather Bair Daniels
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I have nothing but good things to say about this law firm. I can honestly say that I am very satisfied with their work and my end results. I would absolutely recommend these set of attorneys to anyone. Thank you guys for all the hard work! Merida McDonald
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BLS was incredibly helpful with my case, even during the hard challenging periods of my case Bruce & PJ were always just a call away. Even though they couldn't answer my call at that direct moment, they ALWAYS made a point to call me back. The staff at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner were always helpful and friendly, if they didn't have the answer they would always call me back with what I needed to know. Robert Drawdy
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