Personal Injury Lawyer
Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Any type of injury comes unexpectedly, but a catastrophic injury can change your entire lifestyle and affect your whole family.
Central Florida attorney Mark P. Cressman and his experienced legal team assist those who’ve suffered severe injuries due to another’s carelessness. We help victims of burn injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and others fight for justice and compensation after a serious vehicle accident, medical mistake, construction site accident, premises liability accident, or defective product accident.
Catastrophic injuries can limit a victim’s physical or mental capabilities. In these cases, you have to think about where the money is going to come from to cover that lost income, pay bills and provide for family members, and meet hospital expenses. Often times, investment in special needs purchases like home respirators, wheelchairs, and wheelchair-accessible remodeling is necessary.
Mr. Cressman and his legal team are especially focused on helping these victims of catastrophic injuries because they are often the victims that are in dire need of legal guidance. We’ll get to work right away investigating the events leading to injury to collect evidence and build a strong case for you and your family.
If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury due to someone else’s negligence, you’ll need the straightforward, honest legal guidance of a Florida personal injury firm that can help you get the monetary compensation you deserve.
Read more about specific types of severe injury cases we handle:
Learn more about your rights to monetary compensation after a catastrophic injury. Please call the Cressman Law Firm in central Florida for your free face-to-face consultation, or send us an e-mail.
Traumatic Brain Injury
A brain injury is never a simple injury to deal with. Brain injuries are perhaps the most mysterious and difficult-to-diagnose types of injuries out there. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can affect many mental and physical functions including neuromuscular movement, thinking, memory, reasoning skills, sensory perception, mood, cognitive skills, and more.
Many brain injury victims face a difficult road ahead with partial or full paralysis, coma, or vegetative state. While not all brain injuries are severe, even seemingly mild cases can turn serious without warning. Even after CT scans and MRIs, brain damage can fail to show up on paper and force doctors and families to sit nervously on a wait-and-see basis to determine how an accident truly affected the victim.
Especially in cases where vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, or slip and fall accidents led to a brain injury, the extent of brain damage can be severe and life changing. But the central Florida attorney team at Cressman Law Firm are advocates for victims of traumatic brain injury and their families. We will work closely with you to keep you informed of your rights, find out all there is to know about the accident, and use this information to build a solid case. We make your family’s quest for justice our own, and we’ll leave no stone unturned as we fight to get you monetary compensation.
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, talk to an experienced Florida personal injury attorney that can help you get the monetary compensation you need to care for your loved one.
Contact a central Florida attorney team with the expertise and resources you need to achieve justice.
Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury — any injury that affects the function of the spinal cord — can have traumatic repercussions for a victim involved in a car accident, construction accident, premises liability accident, or dangerous product accident. Spinal cord injuries are often severe and sometimes life-threatening. In the majority of cases, mobility becomes restricted, forcing the victim to adjust to a lifetime of difficult limitations.
Depending on the level of injury and the actual point-of-impact on the spinal cord, victims may face paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other loss of sensation and motor function problems. This type of injury is almost always financially devastating, forcing families to wipe out their bank accounts and cash in retirement savings. But a severe spinal cord injury following an accident doesn’t have to result in your family’s monetary hardship.
At Cressman Law Firm, Attorney Mark P. Cressman understands the long road ahead families of spinal cord injury victims face. We fight hard for victims of catastrophic injuries and work with expert investigators, medical professionals, and other experts to build a compensation plan designed to take care of your injury-related needs. If we are able to build a strong case against a careless individual or corporation, we may be able to get you monetary compensation to cover loss of current and future income, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and other damages.
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, trust the personal legal guidance of Cressman Law Firm in central Florida to help you get the monetary compensation you deserve.
Learn more about your rights after a spinal cord injury. Please call or email our experienced central Florida law firm for a complimentary consultation.
Burn injuries are one of the most traumatic types of injuries out there. The physical deformities caused by burns are compounded by the appearance, self-esteem, and confidence issues these burn injury victims often face. Burn injury treatments are often extensive and painful, requiring multiple surgeries, skin grafts and cosmetic reconstruction. On top of that, the medical expenses are much more than the average family could meet. If you or a loved one is recovering from a severe burn injury, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you seek out justice.
Cressman Law Firm dedicates a portion of its practice to helping catastrophic injury victims get a fair shake within our legal system. Attorney Mark P. Cressman has worked with central Florida burn victims and their families to put the pieces of the puzzle together, and find answers they could use to win their cases. Our team has the background you need to make your case come together to prove negligence. We use a highly-trained team of accident investigators and other experts to show how your rights were violated and prove you are entitled to money damages for lost income, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
If you or a loved one suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, trust the honest legal guidance of Attorney Mark P. Cressman and his central Florida team. We’ll fight hard to help you get the monetary compensation — and the justice — you deserve.
Find out if you may be entitled to monetary compensation after a burn injury. Please call or e-mail Cressman Law Firm in central Florida for a free legal consultation. We guarantee a face-to-face meeting with Attorney Mark P. Cressman, and we’ll even come to your home or hospital if you cannot come to us.
Have you ever stepped over a hazardous walkway obstruction or stumbled in the dark because you couldn’t see what was in front of you?
Premises liability law protects residents, customers, clients and guests of public or private property who may be put at risk due to an owner’s failure to provide safe premises. Premises liability cases are brought against property owners or property managers who are accused of negligence that resulted in injury. Premises liability claims may fall into either the slip and fall or negligent security type.
Premises Liability claims are brought when a severe injury occurs due to a dangerous condition on another’s property. Uneven flooring inside or outside of a property, spilled substances, and weak stairs are all potentially harmful conditions that a property owner should remedy before people are put at risk. When owners and/or managers are shown to have been negligent, victims injured as a result may be entitled to monetary compensation.
Negligent security claims may be brought against owners or managers who fail to deter acts of crime with reasonable measures. Properties that lack adequate night lighting, security staff, functional locks, surveillance systems, gates, and other safety measures may be held responsible when violent attacks happen on their property.
Attorney Mark P. Cressman will attempt to prove your premises liability case by demonstrating that the owner either knew of, or should have known of the dangerous conditions, thereby putting the public at risk.
Please call or e-mail Florida attorney Mark P. Cressman today to schedule a free legal consultation and find out if you have a premises liability case.
Slip and Fall
Do you ever find yourself avoiding breaks in the sidewalk, rickety steps on a stairwell, or stepping over puddles in store aisles? All of these are public hazards with the potential to cause severe injury. Hazards that put guests at risk are the responsibility of the property’s owner or property manager, and hazards that are ignored can end up costing companies much more than a proper fix might have.
Slip and fall accidents are usually the result of uneven flooring or spilled substances. Lack of handrails on stairways or balconies are another way slip and fall accidents occur. Missing floor tiles, loose gravel, loose floorboards, and other conditions can pose an immediate threat if left unaddressed.
A slip and fall sometimes causes nothing more than a bruise. But in many cases, the slipping movement can take your feet one way, and your body another, resulting in a wide range of serious injuries including slipped discs, spinal, neck and head injuries, broken limbs, and other injuries that require expensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
Slip and fall lawsuits are a primary avenue for the public to demand that property owners take responsibility for creating dangerous premises. Apartment buildings, public parks, hospitals, stores, and restaurants are just a few examples of where a slip and fall may occur.
If you’ve been seriously hurt on public or private property, you may be entitled to monetary damages for your injuries, missed work, and ongoing care. Attorney Mark P. Cressman and his personal injury team are here to assist slip and fall victims in central Florida who’ve been injured due to negligence. Please call or e-mail Florida attorney Mark P. Cressman today to schedule a free legal consultation and find out if you have a slip and fall case.
Night clubs, bars, apartment complexes, city parks are all places that can invite after-hours trouble like burglary, mugging, rape, and property damage. By law, places like these that serve the public are required to meet certain standards of safety with protective measures like adequate lighting functional locks, and security personnel or monitoring systems.
Unfortunately for many Florida patrons, visitors and residents, not all owners and property managers take these security mandates seriously. When lighting is dim and there is an obvious lack of security, it creates an easy target and people’s lives are put at risk.
Most negligent security attacks are shown to have been preventable had reasonable safety measures been taken. Cressman Law Firm handles cases involving innocent victims who were injured due to lack of necessary protection. We help hold irresponsible club and apartment owners responsible for the harm their negligence led to.
If you or a loved one was attacked outside a business or residential property, you may have a right to file suit under premises liability laws. Attorney Mark P. Cressman and his team will do all they can to show an owner or manager breached a duty to provide safe premises.
In many cases, there may be documentation of past instances that will add weight to a claim against an owner. If you lost a loved one in a violent attack due to negligent security, we’ll do all we can to help your family achieve justice with a wrongful death lawsuit.
Let us help keep Florida businesses and public areas safe by holding negligent owners, managers and public officials accountable.
If you were injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of a property owner, learn more about negligent security and your rights. Contact our central Florida office for a free initial premises liability consultation.
With so many accidents caused by human error each day, many of us are careful, defensive drivers. We read instructions on new products, follow prescription instructions, and dispose of chemicals and hazardous substances as directed. And we rarely stop to think that the automobiles we are driving, the ladder we may be using, or the medication we might be prescribed could pose a threat to our health or safety.
Cressman Law Firm is there for you when products you trust let you down by putting you or your family at risk. We help clients injured in a variety of defective product accidents, including:
- Defective medications
- Dangerous chemicals
- Defective medical equipment and devices
- Defective auto, truck and SUV parts
- Defective construction equipment and tools
- Defective appliances
- Dangerous toys or baby products
- Defective safety devices (seatbelts, car seats, airbags, helmets)
- Defective elevators/escalators
- Dangerous amusement park rides
- Defective industrial equipment
Defective products can be deemed defective for two distinguishing reasons, a design defect, or manufacturing defect. The design defect indicates a structural problem with the products overall design that renders it inherently dangerous. A manufacturing defect refers to the fact that it was assembled poorly, or incorrectly.
Another quality that can cause a product to become harmful is any part of the creation process which contributes to a product’s misuse. This can include using misleading advertising or promotion, placing product labeling which fails to address safety issues, misrepresenting the product to the media, failing to thoroughly test a product or drug, or providing instructions that fail to lead consumers to use the product in a safe manner. Manufacturers may be held responsible for injuries and deaths that resulted after use of their product if the product is proven to be dangerous or defective.
Attorney Mark P. Cressman continues his quest to make the world a safer place by holding careless manufacturers, distributors and retailers accountable for putting the public at risk with unsafe products.
If you or a loved one were injured after using a hazardous product, Cressman Law Firm is here to help you get the justice you deserve. Call or e-mail our central Florida practice to set up your free legal consultation.
The loss of a loved can be very difficult to get through, even with the support of family and friends. What makes it even harder to accept is when a loved one’s death comes unexpectedly and as a result of carelessness.
Attorney Mark P. Cressman and his wrongful death team investigate these cases aggressively. We understand there are many hoops to jump through, but we have the experience and resources to find answers for the families that need us the most. We understand that there are so many things to think about after a loved one passes that reach far beyond the emotions that arise. Victims leave behind spouses and children that must be cared for. There are mortgages to be paid and lost income that can’t be replaced. Cressman Law Firm is here to help you and your family recover financially by fighting to get you the monetary compensation you deserve. We are also vigilant in holding negligent drivers, property owners, and other parties accountable for causing harm to victims and their families.
At Cressman Law Firm, we represent families who’ve lost a loved one as a result of a defective product, medical mistake, slip and fall accident, construction site accident, or car, truck, bus, motorcycle, SUV or pedestrian accident.
Any close relative may bring a wrongful death suit — we represent spouses, children, siblings, and parents who simply refuse to accept that their loved one’s life ended without blame. After we determine there is a viable case, we’ll work to get your family monetary compensation for emotional and financial damages. There are time limits to these claims, so contact our wrongful death team right away.
If your loved one suffered fatal injuries as a result of another’s negligence, let Cressman Law Firm help you find justice. Call or email our central Florida law firm today for a personal one-on-one consultation with Attorney Mark P. Cressman.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can leave the legal burden of proof to the skilled personal injury team at Cressman Law Firm. However, in order to create a strong case of negligence backed with hard evidence, we’ll need detailed documentation, witness testimony, and expert involvement. We frequently use medical experts to bridge the gap between the “accidental” frame of mind versus “negligent behavior.” Whether a careless corporation or careless individual was responsible for your loved one’s untimely passing, our team will work around the clock to ensure any signs of negligence are brought to light in front of the State of Florida.
There are countless Florida law firms vying for your business. At Cressman Law Firm, most of our client come to us through word-of-mouth referrals and other social and professional business networking sources. Because Mr. Cressman is very active in the community, his community involvement has helped to raise awareness of our firm, our catalog of successful case results, and our impressive capabilities. Above all, we feel central Florida people choose us because we care, we truly listen, and we only promise what we can deliver.
It is possible to name multiple defendants in a wrongful death case, but it will depend on the circumstances and whether or not negligence can be proven. For instance, in wrongful death cases involving a defective product, it may be possible to hold both the manufacturer and retailer financially responsible. If both careless driving and a defective auto part caused a fatal accident, both parties may be held accountable. After a thorough legal consultation, Attorney Mark P. Cressman will let you know if you have a case within 3 – 5 days.
That will all depend on the details surrounding the accident, as well as your loved one’s medical and death-related expenses, his or her financial standing and responsibilities, and the extent of negligence involved. There are a variety of monetary damages a wrongful death claimant may be entitled to, including loss of support and services, loss of companionship and protection, mental pain and suffering, and medical and burial expenses.
Let us guide you toward justice. Contact Cressman Law Firm in central Florida today for a personal, complimentary consultation with experienced lawyer Attorney Mark P. Cressman. Call or e-mail our wrongful death team to get the answers you need.
Construction Site Accidents
Accidents happen, and it is a fact that more accidents happen on construction sites than in other industries. But because of the unique dangers construction workers face, building companies are required to meet high standards of safety with equipment, chemicals, and height restrictions.
Unfortunately, despite strict safety standards and regular inspections, some companies and employers choose to ignore the rules. The excuses may range from high costs to lack of time, but one thing is for sure — cutting corners with safety puts lives at risk.
Workers compensation accidents are quite common despite all of the restrictions and safety mandates. Falls, falling equipment, defective tools and equipment, and exposure to dangerous chemicals and asbestos are just a few of the ways workers can sustain severe and even life-threatening injuries.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a workers compensation accident, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you uncover the details surrounding unsafe conditions. Whether a manufacturer provides a poorly manufactured piece of equipment or an employer fails to install a railing on a raised site, it is our job to prove that many construction injuries are preventable.
When injuries occur, the victim is not only unable to work, but also unable to provide income and meet the rising costs of medical care. Our construction injury team will investigate your claim and, if we determine there is a case, fight hard to get you monetary compensation.
If you believe you may have a construction site accident case, talk to our skilled personal injury team today. Attorney Mark P. Cressman will meet with you face-to-face to discuss your injuries and let you know if you have a strong case. Call or e-mail Cressman Law Firm today.