Catastrophic Injuries
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Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Lakeland

Representing Victims of Serious Motor Vehicle Accidents & Other Life-Altering Events

When a person sustains a severe, life-altering injury that temporarily or permanently affects his or her ability to return to a once-normal life, that injury is considered catastrophic in nature. While any injury has the potential of being painful, catastrophic injuries are those that are truly devastating and immensely challenging to overcome.

At Dismuke Law, we understand just how great of an impact catastrophic injuries have—not only on victims, but on their spouses, children, parents, and other loved ones as well. We know that victims face extensive medical treatment and, in some cases, a lifetime of care. Our Lakeland catastrophic injury lawyers are prepared to build a case aimed at securing the maximum compensation you need for your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Led by a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Law Attorney, David C. Dismuke, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients; learn how our team can fight for you in the wake of a devastating motor vehicle crash or catastrophic accident.

Contact us online or call (863) 292-6922 to request a free and confidential consultation.

When Is an Injury “Catastrophic?”

While there is no set definition of a “catastrophic injury,” most agree that any injury that significantly disrupts the victim’s life is catastrophic. These are typically traumatic injuries, resulting from sudden accidents such as car crashes, motorcycle accidents, and large commercial truck collisions. Often, they require extensive medical attention, including multiple and ongoing treatments, and they typically prevent the victim from returning to work, either temporarily or permanently.

Some examples of injuries that are generally considered catastrophic in nature include:

That being said, any injury—including neck, back, and shoulder injuries, as well as internal organ damage or soft tissue damage—can be catastrophic if they are severe, disabling, and have a considerable impact on the victim’s life.

Why You Need an Experienced Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

At first glance, catastrophic injury cases may seem similar to typical personal injury claims. However, the key difference lays in the extent of damages catastrophic injury victims tend to sustain. Someone who experiences a catastrophic injury, such as a paralyzing spinal cord injury caused by a multiple-vehicle car accident, will not only require immediate emergency medical attention but will also likely have to undergo continuous treatments, such as surgeries and physical rehabilitation therapy. They may require ongoing pain management and prescription medications, and they may need costly medical devices, like wheelchairs or prosthetics. All of this can quickly become incredibly expensive, easily exceeding hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars over the course of a lifetime.

In addition, when a person suffers a disabling catastrophic injury, they are often unable to return to work or obtain any form of gainful employment. The loss of income in addition to the unexpected medical bills can put a serious financial strain on victims and their families. And, of course, the financial cost of catastrophic injuries is often secondary to the severe and lasting physical and emotional suffering the victim will experience.

When pursuing a catastrophic injury claim, it’s important that you work with an attorney who understands the full scope of your injuries and damages. You want someone who has handled these types of cases before, someone who understands how to skillfully navigate the system and aggressively pursue the full compensation you are owed.

Turn to Dismuke Law

Our Lakeland catastrophic injury lawyers have extensive experience handling motor vehicle accident cases and other personal injury claims involving severe, disabling injuries. We know how to build a case that shows the true extent of your damages, including your projected lifetime care costs and other ongoing expenses. If you or someone you love suffered a catastrophic injury as a result of another person or party’s careless, reckless, or wrongful actions, trust your future and your recovery to Dismuke Law.

Call us today at (863) 292-6922 or submit an online case evaluation form to see how we can help you.


Hear What Our Clients Have to Say
  • Dave and his staff worked hard for me and always did what was in my best interest.

    “I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs representation.”

    - Rena S.
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    “I recommend him to friends and family every chance I get.”

    - Shawn B.
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    “David and his team were great at keeping me informed and involved in the entire process for my case. I highly recommend Dismuke Law.”

    - Jessie S.
  • I would highly recommend Dismuke Law to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer.

    “David's attention to detail, honesty, and caring attitude toward clients, staff, fellow colleagues, and others is what makes him one of the best lawyers in Polk County.”

    - Courtney A.

Proven Track Record of Success

  • $10 Million Judgment - Polk County

    Judgment of $10 million for a client due to injuries sustained in an auto accident.

  • $7.25 Million Jury Verdict - Polk County

    Polk County jury awards judgment for wrongful death case.

  • $1.1 Million Settlement - Hillsborough County

    Wrongful death auto accident settlement for $1,100,000.

  • $800 Thousand Auto Accident Settlement - Hillsborough County

    Attorney David C. Dismuke negotiates a settlement in disputed causation surgery.

  • $754 Thousand Auto Accident Settlement - Hardee County

    Attorney David C. Dismuke obtains a verdict in Hardee County.

We Remove the Fear  of Going Through the Process of a Personal Injury Claim

The team at Dismuke Law understands how our clients are affected by accidents and brings that empathy to the courtroom and settlement table every day.