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Did you or a family member suffer a catastrophic injury in St. Petersburg, FL? An experienced St. Petersburg catastrophic injury lawyer at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight to recover money for medical bills, lost wages, and more. Call us at (727) 314-5988 to get the legal assistance you need.

Your life has changed in ways that you might not yet realize. If someone else was responsible, you may be entitled to compensation. Our lawyers have been working tirelessly to help accident victims recover the fair compensation they deserve since 2001.

Collectively, our lawyers have over 119 years of experience handling personal injury cases like St. Petersburg slip and fall cases, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, and workplace accidents in St. Petersburg, to name a few.

All you have to do is contact our law office in St. Petersburg, Florida and schedule a free consultation today.

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With a Catastrophic Injury Claim in St. Petersburg

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With a Catastrophic Injury Claim in St. Petersburg

Choosing a lawyer can be a daunting task–especially if you’re coping with a life-changing injury. Our St. Petersburg personal injury lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers are here to put over a century of combined legal experience to work for your family. 

Over the years, we’ve earned a reputation for providing aggressive and skilled legal services for our clients. 

When you hire our St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys to handle your case, we will:

  • Provide the personal attention and support your case deserves
  • Conduct a thorough investigation into your accident and injury
  • Protect your rights if you’re blamed for causing your own injuries
  • Retain leading experts and specialists to support your case
  • Identify all parties who share blame for your injuries
  • Negotiate with the insurance company and defense lawyers

Our lawyers know how to negotiate top-dollar settlements. After all, we face off against large insurance corporations every day. Still, we won’t hesitate to take your case to court if necessary. To get started, call our legal team in Pinellas County for a free consultation today.

Overview of Catastrophic Injuries

By definition, a catastrophic injury is one that will cause fundamental life changes even once you’ve reached maximum medical improvement (MMI). Catastrophic injuries can prevent you from engaging in any work or earning a living. These types of injuries can significantly decrease your quality of life.

Insurance companies know that the costs associated with a catastrophic injury are high. They’ll invest more resources to fight your claim and avoid paying the full compensation you deserve. That means it’s especially important to retain an experienced lawyer who can protect you.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Many different types of injuries can be classified as catastrophic.

Examples of injuries that are most likely to have a catastrophic impact on your life include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Blindness and vision loss
  • Severe burns covering a large portion of the body
  • Amputations 
  • Paralysis 
  • Severe types of nerve damage
  • Internal organ damage
  • Chest and thoracic injuries

In some cases, even complex fractures or multiple broken bones can be considered catastrophic. The common element is that these are the types of injuries that are life-altering.

How Common Are Catastrophic Injuries?

Catastrophic injuries aren’t as uncommon as you might think.

According to the CDC, between 80,000 and 90,000 suffer a permanent disability because of brain injuries each year in the U.S. About 185,000 new amputations are performed in the United States every year. Studies show that in Florida alone, over 800 new spinal cord injuries are reported each year.

Florida residents sustain catastrophic injuries every day. If you were one of them, reach out to our attorneys in St. Petersburg for a free initial consultation today.

What Are the Long-Term Consequences of Catastrophic Injuries?

Catastrophic injuries can impact every aspect of your life. Your relationships, work, and quality of life can all suffer after sustaining a dramatic and permanent injury.

Some examples of the long-term impact of a catastrophic injury include:

  • Loss of mobility
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Loss of your ability to earn a living
  • Inability to perform basic activities of daily living without assistance
  • Inability to enjoy the hobbies and activities you participated in prior to the injury
  • Damage to your personal relationships
  • Inability to actively participate in your child’s life
  • Loss of fertility
  • Ancillary medical conditions, including sepsis and infection
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Bed sores 
  • Mental health disorders, including severe depression, anxiety, and damage to your emotional well-being
  • Chronic pain
  • Dependency on pain medications

Our lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers know how devastating a catastrophic injury can be. Over the years, we’ve helped our clients recover the resources they need to face the challenges a catastrophic injury can create.

We’re well-prepared to help with your personal injury claim or lawsuit. Whether you were hurt in an auto accident or a slip and fall, call our personal injury law firm in St. Petersburg for legal advice today. 

What Causes Most Catastrophic Injuries?

There’s always a chance that you’ll be injured if you’re involved in an accident. Depending on the severity of the accident, it’s also always possible that you could sustain catastrophic injuries.

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re here to fight for clients who have been injured because of:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Uber or Lyft accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Defective products
  • Dangerous premises 
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse 
  • Intentional criminal acts

Most of the time, catastrophic injuries happen because someone was careless. If you or a loved one were injured in a preventable accident, call our lawyers in St. Petersburg for a free case evaluation today. 

What Is My St. Petersburg Catastrophic Injury Case Worth?

You don’t have to let the insurance companies diminish the cost of your injuries. After all, an injury is classified as catastrophic because the consequences will be severe and far-reaching. 

Over the course of a lifetime, it can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to treat a catastrophic injury. These types of severe injuries are also likely to cause significant harm to your emotional health and well-being.

The value of your personal injury case will depend on:

  • The cost of your medical treatment to date
  • The types of future medical care you will require
  • Your age, life expectancy, and overall health
  • Your prior earnings history and future earning potential
  • The types of assistance you’ll need with everyday activities
  • The age and identities of your dependents, including children
  • How the injury impacts your quality of life
  • Whether you share any blame for causing the accident and injuries

Our lawyers will aggressively work to demand the full compensation you deserve. We’ll retain top-rated experts and specialists in medicine, economics, life planning, and other specialties who can testify about the dollar value of your losses. 

Contact our St. Petersburg catastrophic injury attorneys to learn more about your legal right to compensation today.

What Compensation Can I Recover for My Catastrophic Injuries in St. Petersburg, Florida?

Catastrophic injuries generate significant financial costs. As a victim, you’re entitled to seek compensation for any costs associated with the accident and injury.

You may be entitled to compensation for economic damages, including:

  • Current medical bills
  • Lost wages, income, and employment benefits
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost future earning capacity
  • Physical therapy
  • In-home assistance
  • In-home modifications
  • Long-term care in a nursing facility
  • Medications and medical devices
  • Property damage

Your non-economic, personal losses may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of your independence
  • Damage to relationships
  • Chronic pain
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Severe depression
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of consortium

Many catastrophic injuries are so severe that the victim does not survive. If you lost a family member due to someone else’s negligence, our wrongful death lawyers in St. Petersburg can help you fight to recover compensation for loss of financial support, burial costs, and more.

How Long Do I Have To File a Catastrophic Injury Lawsuit in Florida?

Under Florida law, accident victims must file a personal injury lawsuit within four years of the date they sustain the injury. Once the four-year deadline passes, you lose your right to compensation in most cases.

Two years is the statute of limitations in most personal injury cases. Depending on the exact circumstances of your accident, however, a different deadline may apply.

Building a catastrophic injury case is a long process. Even after we finish our investigation into the accident, it can take time for your doctor to develop a prognosis and treatment plan. The sooner you get started, the better your chances of recovering the maximum compensation you deserve.

Contact a St. Petersburg Catastrophic Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you were injured because of someone else’s careless, reckless, or wrongful acts, our lawyers are here to help. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you never pay attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you. To discuss your case, contact an experienced St. Petersburg catastrophic injury lawyer at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers and schedule a free consultation.

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Anthony David
Anthony David
Winters & Yonker are an extremely knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Tampa. Marc represented me injured in a car crash when I was coming off I-4. He is clearly the best in the field! The entire team at his firm is AMAZING!!!They helped through my whole process always keeping me up to date. They referenced me to the best doctors to assist in my recovery. I always felt comfortable with every part of it specially now in the pandemic time. The stuff is very friendly and always available for you. I specifically like to thank PRE-LITIGATION department. They were passionate, dedicated and professional. Marc worked very hard on my case and did fantastic job!!! I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. The results are outstanding. I highly recommend Marc and his entire Firm. You guys are AWESOME! Thank You to everyone at this firm!
Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
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coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
Shelley Torres
Shelley Torres
Bum Boi
Bum Boi
My wife and I are work in Mediation and Arbitration but know nothing about personal injury cases. When a young delivery Truck driver who was distracted by his phone hit us at full speed and rear-ended us as we were stopped in traffic on Wesley chapel. We knew we needed to hire the best lawyers with PI experience and expertise in the Tampa legal community that we could.From our first phone call with Bill Winters and then all the way through Trial preparation then Trial, we never felt any bad about our case because we knew Bill and the entire staff at Winters and Yonker would take care of us.Their dedication, innovation, motivation, reliability, unparalleled intellect, and exceptional skill as trial lawyers make them extraordinary individuals. My experience working with them was nothing short of exceptional. Experiencing a car accident is an ordeal that encompasses fear, trauma, and frustration. It's a life-changing event in anyone's life. There was no amount of money that could ever make me alright, because I would give any amount of cash to not have to go through the nightmare that the car accident was and continues to be.It took almost 2 years from the time of the car crash to go to trial, but ultimately the jury verdict that Bill Winters got for my family was worth fighting for. There were so many times over the course of the three years that we actively realized how amazing it was that we felt no anxiety or concerns or worries about our case, because Bill is truly outstanding!If you or anyone you know gets hurt in a car accident, call Winters and Yonkers RIGHT AWAY! And then rest assured that you, your family, or friends are being cared for by the ABSOLUTE BEST legal team in Tampa Bay. Thank you, Winters & Yonker!
Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
I had a great experience with them! They truly care about you!! Thank you so much🤗
Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
marie silvers
marie silvers
They are the Best! They care about you as a person!
jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
Yes, I would highly recommend winners in Yonkers. I worked with Trevor and Trevor was the best. I recommend anyone that ever needs a lawyer to go to them. They are the best.
Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
Amysway Barton
Amysway Barton
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Certified Soul
Certified Soul
Winters and Yonker is who you want to go to when you get in a car accident because they will take care of you and won’t let you get low balled on your settlement. I got in a car accident where my back and shoulder was injured and I was referred to a attorney named Trevor. I appreciate Trevor for handling my case and keeping me informed with all the information I needed.
Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson
I’m giving Winters & Yonker a shout out. My mother fell in Winn Dixie afew months ago. Her first choice wasMorgan & Morgan; however, after theinterview with them they decided not to take the case. My perception was that it was not a big enough case for them. I knew that she deserved to be compensated for her injuries, and I had mad faith in Winters & Yonker from using them in the past. They not only took the case but settled it in record time. Thanks Winters and Yonker, and I like to send a special thank you to Christopher Smith, who was never to busy when I needed answers. I would recommend your law firm to anyone. I found you to be ethical, professional, and respectful to my family, but most of all you will fight for the little guy. Much love and respect. God bless you all and your families👏👏👏👏
Reuben Rodriques
Reuben Rodriques
Other said it couldn't be done called your law firm and immediately you got on it impressive shocking furthermore you showed integrity did what you had to do though you didn't have to do it and I was shockingly pleased thank you you surprised me had I to choose any other law firm I would not hesitate to call you or share my experience with my friends thank you once again from me and my family amen
Hameed Owens
Hameed Owens
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