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Five Types of Compensation for Amputation

The loss of a limb is a major traumatic event for many reasons. Regardless of how you lost the limb, you will have a long and expensive road ahead of you. If the loss of your limb was due to the negligence of someone else, you could be entitled to compensation. There are several different things that you can be compensated for.

Medical Bills and Rehabilitation

When you are suing for loss of a limb, you will sue for more than your past or current medical bills. You will also be able to get compensation for future medical bills. This is important because full recovery from amputation can take quite some time and many doctors’ visits. Once a prosthesis can be obtained and fitted, physical therapy to learn how to use the prosthesis will be necessary. There may be additional medical expenses in the future. You can get confirmation of potential future medical bills from your doctors. Read More

Three Things That Can Hurt Your Right to Compensation

Regardless of the type of personal injury case you are facing, there are some things that many people do that can affect your right to compensation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost time at work, and pain and suffering. However, if you display any signs that your injuries are not as severe as you claim, you could be putting your right to this compensation at risk. Here are three things you should avoid to protect your right to compensation.

Not Following Doctor’s Orders

If you are pursuing compensation for a severe injury, it is important that you follow all of your doctor’s orders. This includes taking time off work or following restricted duties as per your doctor’s instructions. It also means that you should not be doing any hobbies or activities that could push your limits with your injury. If you are caught not following doctor’s orders, you could be accused of exaggerating your injuries, which can leave you without any compensation at all. Read More

What Could Your Personal Injury Settlement Be Worth?

If you have suffered a personal injury from a car accident, dog bite, bike crash, or any other incident caused by another person’s negligence, you have the ability to pursue compensation for all of the damages that you have endured. From lost wages from time off of work to medical bills, pain, and suffering, you don’t have to pick up the pieces of your life alone. So what could your personal injury settlement be worth? There is no simple answer, but these guidelines will give you an idea of what you could pursue with the help of a personal injury attorney. Read More

This Florida Bill Could Boost Compensation Awards in Personal Injury Cases

The Florida Senate recently stirred up controversy when it passed a bill, S.B 334, despite opposition from the Florida Chamber of Commerce and a number of insurance groups in the state. S.B 334 deals with the ability for plaintiffs in civil suits like personal injury and wrongful death claims, to collect prejudgment interest. The Senate’s actions will likely change the current law and impact the ability of civil suit plaintiffs to collect more in their settlements. Read More

The Role of Surveillance in Personal Injury Cases

The Role of Surveillance in Personal Injury Cases

27108085 - cctv camera or surveillance operating in department store buildingAn incredible number of personal injury cases go to trial each year, and now the onset of advanced video technology and social media has added another layer of complexity to those proceedings. Personal injury is a unique category of law because the plaintiff claims that he has suffered extensive physical or mental injury due to the defendant’s negligence. This has led to a surprising yet common trend: the defendant and his insurance company will frequently follow and videotape the plaintiff. Victims of negligence are always shocked to find that it is legal for the defendant to do this, so it’s important to understand what it all means. Read More

Dollar General Slammed with $2 Million Verdict

Dollar General Slammed with $2 Million Verdict

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Like Wells Fargo, the large retailer Dollar General has recently fallen on hard times. An Alabama jury recently found that Dollar General lacks inadequate inspection policies, and that those policies directly contributed to a customer’s injury. The $1,725,000 verdict has provided well-deserved vindication to the injured customer, a 60-year-old woman named Deborah Revette. Read More

Lawsuits from Shocking Causes You’ll Have Trouble Believing

Lawsuits From Shocking Causes You’ll Have Trouble Believing

lawsuitAmerica is sometimes known as the nation of lawsuits, largely because American citizens have the legal right to pursue legal action when they feel they have been wronged. This means that every day another lawsuit arises and is made public knowledge. Some are more shocking than others, and these two stories in particular are grabbing headlines because they are so unbelievable.

Nightmare Plastic Surgery

Linda Perez entered a cosmetic clinic in 2013 for a breast augmentation and left 35 minutes later in an ambulance headed for the hospital, where Perez remained in a coma for weeks. It had taken only five minutes after her anesthesia was applied at the clinic for Perez’s heart rate and blood pressure to drop so low that she became unconscious and suffered oxygen deprivation in the brain. Read More

Personal Injury: Defining the Need for Protection

Personal injuries are the injuries – both mental and physical – that occur because of someone else’s negligence or intentional actions. The type and severity of personal injuries cover a huge range of issues and, although many of them can be covered by insurance, there are some injuries that insurance will not cover.

Filing a personal injury claim against a company or an individual can lead to one of two outcomes. There will either be a settlement – where the insurance company or individual settles the amount of compensation outside of court and the claimant relinquishes any further claim – or the case will go to court. Read More

Peter & Paul Catania: Tampa’s Top AV Rated Lawyer 2015 Recipients

Peter & Paul Catania: Tampa’s Top AV Rated Lawyer 2015 Recipients

Catania & Catania is proud to announce that Peter and Paul Catania have both received recognition as Tampa’s Top AV Rated Lawyers for 2015.

Attorneys who receive this recognition are chosen because of their peer reviewed rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. This is a considerably significant accomplishment as it signifies the regard others in the profession hold for each of the lawyers who were chosen.

At Catania and Catania, we strive for the highest level of professional excellence possible each and every day. We look forward to seeing both Peter and Paul Catania featured in the upcoming South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers edition next to so many other notable experts in the field!

Understanding the Stages of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Understanding the Stages of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Being involved in an accident can be a very confusing and scary time for everyone involved. There are a variety of different causes for accidents and if you are suffering from injuries caused by another party’s negligence, then you may be entitled to compensation. The first thing that you need to do if you think you have a personal injury case is to call on a lawyer will experience. They will be able to give you the advice that you need to go forward with your cases. Here are a few of the key parts that you need to know about when filing a personal injury case.

The Filing Phase

The first thing that you will have to happen when trying to get the compensation for your injuries is to go to a lawyer. They will be able to help you figure out what type of paperwork that has to be filled out and help you get it filled out correctly. The last thing that you want is to have your case delayed due to having the wrong information on your paperwork. You need to make sure that you tell your lawyer every detail of the case so that they can formulate the best plan of attack.

The Negotiation Phase

After all of the paperwork has been filed, you may get word that the insurance company is looking to settle out of court. This means that you will be able to avoid a lengthy trial and get your money right away. The lawyer will be able to help you navigate your way through these proceedings and get you the best possible results.
When in need of a reputable lawyer to help with your case, you need to make sure that you do some thorough research. The more you know about what is available in your area, the easier it will be to choose.

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