Catastrophic Injury

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented families who have lost loved ones to someone else's negligent actions. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

Coral Gables Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Representing the Seriously Injured in South Florida

If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else's negligence, you may feel overwhelmed by the burden you now carry. In this difficult time, you may believe that you deserve compensation, but the thought of navigating the legal process while also taking care of yourself seems daunting.

Our attorneys at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen are here to help alleviate some of that burden. We are dedicated to holding the negligent party accountable for the misfortune they have caused.

Reach out to Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen online today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Coral Gables catastrophic injury attorneys.

What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury?

A "catastrophic injury" refers to any injury that inflicts significant, life-altering harm on an individual, profoundly affecting their quality of life. After such an injury, victims often become dependent on others for activities they were once able to do independently, such as bathing, walking, commuting, working certain jobs, and more. This dependence can last for a short period or for the remainder of their lives.

Types of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries encompass a wide range of extremely harmful conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Amputations
  • Organ damage
  • Blunt force trauma
  • Hearing loss
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Vision loss

These injuries are commonly categorized as physical, spinal cord, or cognitive. Physical catastrophic injuries involve limb amputation, spinal cord injuries result in mobility issues, and cognitive injuries cause significant damage to the brain.

Common Causes of Catastrophic Injuries

These injuries can occur in a variety of situations, including:

  • car accidents
  • workplace accidents
  • medical malpractice
  • falls
  • sports & recreational activities
  • defective products
  • acts of violence
  • explosions & fires
  • medical conditions
  • natural disasters

Compensation Available to Victims of Serious Injuries

Compensation for catastrophic injuries aims to reflect the harm inflicted upon the injured individual and their family. Victims often face substantial medical expenses and endure emotional trauma. Moreover, their families often sacrifice their own plans and careers to care for the injured. As a result, the severity of the injury and its effects usually correlate with higher settlement amounts or verdicts.

Victims may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of income
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability

How Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen Can Assist You

Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has been advocating for individuals with catastrophic injuries since 1988. If you or your family member has suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else's negligence, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen can fight for your right to financial compensation through a personal injury claim. We established our firm over 30 years ago to assist those who had nowhere else to turn. Now let us help you and your family recover damages from the responsible party so you can reclaim your lives.

With over three decades of experience, our firm has earned a reputation for taking on complex cases and securing multimillion-dollar settlements for our clients. Our legal team takes pride in delving into the intricacies of each case, surpassing the knowledge of the negligent party, regardless of their expertise or standing in their industry.

Call Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen today at (866) 629-1061 to speak with a Coral Gables catastrophic injury attorney. We handle cases throughout South Florida.

A Legacy of Compassion & Excellence

Working With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
  • Changing Lives by Changing The Law

    Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.

  • A Team of Legal Professionals

    Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.

  • There Are No Upfront Legal Fees

    We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.

  • We Understand the Medicine

    Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians. 


Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement Achieved for Family Involved in a Medical Malpractice Case
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Failure to Timely Treat a Heart Attack

    After successfully opening and stenting a 53-year-old man's blocked artery, while in the recovery room, the patient suffered another heart attack, but this time it took medical staff nearly 90 minutes to get him back to the catheterization lab. Due to the delay, his heart stopped. He was revived in the operating room, but he suffered a hypoxic brain injury, causing massive brain damage.

  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Victim of Nursing Medical Malpractice

    A middle-aged woman was in a hospital recovering from a brain aneurysm. While recovering in her hospital room, she grew agitated and began pulling on the tracheostomy tube connected to her neck. The nurse on duty documented that she was pulling at her tubes six different times in 24 hours, and yet did nothing to prevent her from being able to dismantle the tubes.

  • Hotel & Resort Liability Eight-Figure Settlement in Premises Liability Case

    A Massachusetts man was visiting Key West, Fla. for vacation. During his time at a resort restaurant and bar, the tourist jumped into the water adjacent to the property and severely injured his neck, leaving him quadriplegic.

  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
  • Judgment on Behalf of Miami Doctor $1,750,000

    A $1.75 million vehicle collision judgment in Volusia County on behalf of a Miami doctor who was permanently injured as a result of an automobile accident.

  • Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000

    A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.

  • Jury Verdict Against Vision Air $5,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict in Nevada federal court against Vision Airlines to recover unpaid hazard pay on behalf of the pilots and flight attendants who operated Vision’s Air Bridge into the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Jury Verdict for Palm Beach County Residents $19,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict on behalf of residents of Palm Beach County, Florida, whose citrus trees were cut down by the state as part of its program directed toward the elimination of citrus canker.

  • Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000

    A medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.

A Legacy of Favorable Results We'll Fight to Get Your Family the Best Possible Outcome

A Legacy of Getting Justice

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