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Airport Catastrophic Injuries Avoided

plane2Travelers and employees at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport were lucky to escape injury recently when a cargo plane’s landing gear collapsed and caught fire on the runway. Thanks to prompt action by firefighters and other emergency personnel, the cargo plane’s pilots escaped without injury and disaster was avoided. According to reports, the cargo plane carried enough jet fuel at the time of the incident to have created catastrophic injuries.

What Are Catastrophic Injuries?

It is not hard to imagine the wide range of injuries that could potentially result from an incident such as this. Injuries with long-term complications and extensive – and expensive – treatment plans could include head, neck, and back injuries, amputations, internal injuries, loss of senses, and even death. Catastrophic injuries are those that are not limited to certain parts of the body that are damaged in an accident, but instead, they affect the victim’s whole life. A victim may require extensive rehabilitation or lifelong assistance just to perform the functions of daily living and may live the rest of their life in a precarious and fragile state of health in which there is always a concern that complications will arise from the initial trauma.

Common Causes Of Catastrophic Injuries

Clearly, incidents such as the cargo plane runway fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport can lead to catastrophic injuries, but these life-changing injuries can also be the result of many other types of accidents. Auto accidents are by far one of the leading causes of catastrophic injuries, but sports and recreational activities can also cause these extreme injuries, particularly contact sports such as football and wrestling. Any type of sports accident could potentially result in the head, neck and spine injuries that can be classified as a catastrophic injury.

The Importance Of Proper Legal Representation For Catastrophic Injury Cases

Because of the severe impact catastrophic injuries have not only on the victims themselves but on their families as well, the importance of allowing an attorney experienced with these types of cases cannot be understated. Only an attorney who understands the full range of damages and expenses that need to be considered in cases involving catastrophic injuries will be able to help you obtain the results you need to resume as normal a life as possible after such sudden and expected loss. Additionally, an important part of the process is the effective use of a network of experts to accurately assess and convey to a jury the extent of the injuries and range of treatment that will be required.

Contact Us for Professional Representation

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result, the catastrophic injury attorneys at our office can help. Our experienced legal professionals have helped countless accident victims and their families in the Fort Lauderdale area receive compensation for their injuries and can help you obtain the same relief. At Boone & Davis, we understand the full range of damages that individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries may require and will work hard to obtain results that provide for your immediate as well as future needs. Reach out to us by phone at 954.556.5260 or visit us online to request your free consultation.



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