Catastrophic Injuries

Serious injuries can be the result of a bad car accident, or a slip and fall. There have been cases where a serious injury has been latent or undiscovered until a later time. Mark Perenich has learned a lot of medicine in his, 29 years of legal experience. However, Mark will evaluate your injuries and call in a doctor when they are very complex or if the case requires it.

Car accidents normally yield different injuries to different people. This is due to some vehicles being taller, like an SUV, and some being shorter. Every car or truck has strengths and weaknesses when it comes to crash ratings. So it helps to go with a lawyer that has experience in this area’s of litigation.

Mark Perenich has had cases with :

  • Serious spine injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Loss of limb function
  • Significant scarring
  • Loss of vision
  • Loss bladder functioin
  • Head injuries, brain injuries
  • Nerve damages
  • injuries resulting from surgical negligence
  • Subdural hematomas
  • Amputation

Spine Injuries:

The human back has many delicate parts and pieces that when working together properly, give us pain free living. However, a healthy back can be easily taken for granted, until something goes wrong, like if we are injured in a car accident or a slip and fall. A bad back, even if it be just one small piece can negatively affect our daily lives.

There are many different types of back injuries, one of them being a spinal cord injury. A healthy spinal cord is the link between the brain and the rest of the body and sends messages back and forth. The impact of car accidents can cause spinal cord injuries that cause serious nerve damage. Sometimes these injuries can lead to different types of paralyzation. The higher the injury on the spinal cord, the more they body will be affected. Injuries from the point of impact being lower down on the back can cause paralyzation of the lower body which is a condition that is called paraplegia. Conversely, an injury higher on the spinal cord can cause paralyzation of the arms as well as the legs, this condition being called quadriplegia.

Amputations/Loss of limb:

When people think of amputations they often don’t think of this occurring with something as simple as a motor vehicle accident, but depending of the intensity of the impact, this can be common cause for amputations.

An amputation is loss of a body part, usually a finger, toe, leg or arm. Amputation occurs as a result of a serious injury. In cases where there is a complete amputation sometimes the body part can be reattached, especially if proper care is taken of the amputated part. When there is a partial amputation, some of the soft tissue remains and the severed part may, or may not be able to be reattached. Infection, excessive bleeding and shock are all complications of amputation.

Law for Personal Injury: Serious Accidents

An accident can ruin not only a person’s life but can also become the priority concern for his / her family member, our law firm understands that. A serious accident, most probably due to negligence and unconcerned action of others can partially or fully disable a human especially when it results in losing an important part or organ of body either directly or medical need of Amputation, a condition which has been elaborated below –

Amputation of Limbs:

In a serious accident or due to medical negligence, a lot of victims of accidents have to go for amputation of Limbs. As experienced lawyers we understand that sometimes amputation is the only possible option to stop a person from bleeding to death. Vehicle accidents, Product failure etc. can all result in amputation for a person, IMG_1635many of whom are not even provided compensation by insurance companies for medicine and healthcare costs after amputation or for prosthesis. At and our law firm we have fought several such cases on behalf of our clients and ensured that they are awarded the adequate compensation that they deserve.

Dismemberment Of Limbs:

While amputation is a surgical process, dismemberment of a limb is a violent process that involves pulling, cutting, wrenching etc. In several serious road accident cases, especially those involving motorcycles or heavy machinery malfunction at work etc. generally the victim goes through dismemberment of limbs. Cases that involve dismemberment of a limb are complex, as no one can gauge the monetary value of a lost limb and deem something as fair compensation. Insurance companies or culprits of accidents (whose negligence resulted in accidents) generally take this complexity as a loophole. The team at our firm owing to our experience understands the complexity and retains technical specialist for cases of dismemberment. We make sure that a serious accident victim who has gone through something as traumatic as loss of a limb gets a fair treatment and is properly if not fully (the ‘full’ in this case can never be defined by a person with conscience) compensated.

An accident can ruin not only a person’s life but can also become the priority concern for his / her family member, we at and our law firm understands that. A serious accident, most probably due to negligence and unconcerned action of others can partially or fully disable a human especially when it results in losing an important part or organ of body either directly or medical need of Amputation. Mark Perenich and the firm have been crusaders for over 30 years in fighting for the legal rights of serious accidents victims, the experienced gained in all those years can be of significant help for unfortunate victims and families who face the trauma of a serious accident. The injuries that one gets while having gone through a serious accident can take a lot of time to heal and also multiple operations and/or physiotherapy for a victim to fully recover, the costs incurred in these operations and therapies are also colossal. Medical costs are an obvious aspect of serious injury that can disturb not only someone’s finances but also of their family members, being unable to work in the recovery period is also an added burden.

Why Choose Mark Perenich ?

When you approach Mark Perenich and our firm, it not only becomes our professional but also moral duty to safeguard our clients and their families, from the financial burden that a serious accident compels one to bear; both in terms of loss of earnings due to non-employment in the recovery period and medical costs. We also endeavor to seek adequate compensation for alternative damages that a serious accident causes.

History of Representation

At our firm, we have fought cases for our clients who have gone through painful and traumatic injuries due to vehicle accidents, accidents at workplace or building sites, malfunctioning products, Electrocution, Negligence in healthcare establishments etc. As a firm and also as individuals who have considerable experience in the field, the priority for us when a serious accident happens is to see that our clients first get proper care and that their families don’t panic and only after ensuring that we move to the legalities of the case. We don’t proclaim but instead have consistently proved with our skills and experience to win the best possible compensation for our clients.

Free Consultation

Though being a law firm led by an experienced and well-respected Lawyer, as matter of principal we don’t charge accident victims for initial consultation. Clearwater St. Petersburg call – 727-386-9677

Note – At our law firm we make sure that all the calls are attended in-person by our team instead of leaving messages on answering machines Standard practice by law firms and lawyers in Tampa Bay or Clearwater). In the rare cases when we couldn’t, we will make sure that a member from our team calls you as soon as possible.


Before being lawyers we are humans with moral conscience too, we don’t believe in adding extra financial burden on a family already going through a crisis due to a serious accident of its member(s).

We only take cases on- Contingentfee basis

Brain Injury Lawyer Clearwater

Injury to the brain can occur when the brain itself moves within the skull causing it to collide with the inside of the skull. This process alone is sufficient to create bleeding stretching and tearing of blood vessels and changes in intracranial pressure that can lead to lasting damage. This type of injury is often referred to as a closed head injury as the brain although not exposed can be seriously and permanently injured forever affecting a person’s ability to think, speak, see and move.

Side effects of a TBI

A TBI may include loss of consciousness, dizziness, difficulty balancing, lightheadedness, blurred vision, behavioral mood changes, confusion, thinking and concentration, memory difficulties.

A penetrating or open head injury occurs when an object collides with the skull piercing it resulting in even more serious brain injury, to specific parts of the brain. This type of injury is unfortunately common in the United States. Motor vehicle accidents alone account for 20% of all U.S. Traumatic Brain Injuries, killing some and leaving others permanently disabled.

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Our firm has represented clients and even gone to trial on cases involving brain injuries. Let our experience work to guide you and your family through the legal system to achieve justice for you.

Traumatic brain ?njur? r??ult? fr?m ?n ?m???t to the head that disrupts n?rm?l brain fun?t??n. Tr?um?t?? brain injury m?? affect a person’s cognitive ?b?l?t???, ?n?lud?ng learning ?nd thinking ?k?ll?.

A traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force causes brain dysfunction. This is usually a result from a blow or jolt to the head or a penetration such as a bullet or sometimes a shattered piece of skull. Serious traumatic brain injury can cause long term complications or death as a result of torn tissue, bleeding, or other brain damage. Brain damage can either be concentrated to the area of the point of impact or it can be widespread. This is depending on how severe the jolt or blow is. Common causes for traumatic brain injury are slip and falls and motor vehicle accidents.

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability. There are many causes of (TBI) despite our best attempts to protect the skull and brain utilizing airbags in car accidents and helmets in the case of many motorcyclists. This injury can happen to Motorcyclists regardless of whether a helmet is worn.

About Traumatic Br??n Injury

F?ll? are the l??d?ng ??u?? of tr?um?t?? brain injury f?r ?ll ?g??. Th??? aged 75 ?nd older h?v? the h?gh??t r?t?? ?f tr?um?t?? brain injury-related h????t?l?z?t??n and death due t? f?ll?.

Doctors ?l????f? tr?um?t?? brain injury ?? m?ld, m?d?r?t? ?r ??v?r?, d???nd?ng ?n whether the injury causes unconsciousness, h?w long unconsciousness lasts and the ??v?r?t? ?f ??m?t?m?. Although m??t tr?um?t?? brain injuries ?r? ?l????f??d ?? m?ld b???u?? they’re n?t l?f?-thr??t?n?ng, ?v?n a mild traumatic brain injury ??n have ??r??u? ?nd l?ng-l??t?ng ?ff??t?.

Tr?um?t?? brain injury ?? a threat t? cognitive h??lth ?n two ways:

1. A tr?um?t?? brain ?njur?’? d?r??t effects, which may b? l?ng-l??t?ng or even permanent, ??n ?n?lud? unconsciousness, ?n?b?l?t? t? r???ll the tr?um?t?? ?v?nt, confusion, difficulty learning ?nd r?m?mb?r?ng new ?nf?rm?t??n, trouble ????k?ng coherently, unsteadiness, lack ?f ???rd?n?t??n and problems w?th v????n ?r hearing.

2. Certain t???? ?f traumatic brain ?njur? m?? increase the r??k of developing Alzheimer’s or another f?rm of d?m?nt?? years ?ft?r the ?njur? t?k?? place.

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Unconsciousness
  • In?b?l?t? t? r?m?mb?r the ??u?? ?f the injury ?r ?v?nt? that ???urr?d immediately b?f?r? ?r up t? 24 hours ?ft?r
  • C?nfu???n ?nd d???r??nt?t??n
  • D?ff??ult? remembering n?w information
  • H??d??h?
  • Dizziness
  • Blurry v????n
  • N?u??? ?nd v?m?t?ng
  • Ringing ?n the ??r?
  • Tr?ubl? speaking coherently
  • Ch?ng?? in ?m?t??n? or sleep patterns
  • The severity of symptoms depends ?n whether th? ?njur? is m?ld, m?d?r?t? or ??v?r?.
  • Mild tr?um?t?? brain ?njur?, ?l?? known ?? a concussion, ??th?r doesn’t knock ??u ?ut or kn??k? ??u ?ut f?r 30 m?nut?? ?r l???. Symptoms ?ft?n ?????r ?t the t?m? of the ?njur? ?r soon ?ft?r, but sometimes may n?t d?v?l?? f?r days ?r weeks. Mild tr?um?t?? brain injury ??m?t?m? ?r? u?u?ll? t?m??r?r? ?nd ?l??r u? w?th?n h?ur?, days ?r w??k?, but they ??n last m?nth? ?r l?ng?r.
  • Moderate traumatic brain injury ??u??? unconsciousness lasting m?r? than 30 m?nut??. S?m?t?m? ?f m?d?r?t? tr?um?t?? brain injury ?r? ??m?l?r t? those ?f m?ld tr?um?t?? brain ?njur? but m?r? ??r??u? ?nd l?ng?r-l??t?ng.
  • Severe tr?um?t?? brain injury kn??k? you ?ut f?r m?r? than 24 h?ur?. Symptoms of severe traumatic brain ?njur? ?r? ?l?? ??m?l?r to those ?f m?ld traumatic brain ?njur? but more ??r??u? ?nd l?ng?r-l??t?ng.


Ev?lu?t??n? by health ??r? professionals typically include:

  • Questions ?b?ut the ??r?um?t?n??? ?f the ?njur?
  • Assessment of the ??r??n’? level of ??n????u?n??? ?nd confusion
  • Neurological ?x?m?n?t??n to ?????? m?m?r? ?nd thinking, vision, h??r?ng, touch, balance, r?fl?x?? ?nd ?th?r ?nd???t?r? of brain fun?t??n
    D???nd?ng ?n the nature ?f the tr?um?t?? brain ?njur? and the severity of symptoms, brain imaging with computed tomography (CT) may b? n??d?d to d?t?rm?n? ?f there’s bl??d?ng or ?w?ll?ng in the brain.

Treatment ?nd ?ut??m??

Th? m??t ??r??u? tr?um?t?? brain ?njur??? r??u?r? specialized hospital ??r? ?nd ??n r??u?r? m?nth? ?f ?n??t??nt r?h?b?l?t?t??n. M??t tr?um?t?? brain injuries are m?ld and can b? managed w?th either a short hospital stay f?r observation or ?t-h?m? m?n?t?r?ng followed by ?ut??t??nt rehab, if n??d?d.
Tr??tm?nt ?f dementia in a person w?th a history ?f tr?um?t?? brain ?njur??? v?r??? d???nd?ng ?n the t??? of d?m?nt?? diagnosed. Strategies f?r tr??t?ng Alzheimer’s ?r another specific t??? ?f d?m?nt?? are the ??m? for ?nd?v?du?l? w?th and w?th?ut a h??t?r? of traumatic brain ?njur?.
Alzheimer’s disease ?nd other d?m?nt??? that may ???ur as a l?ng-t?rm r??ult of traumatic brain injury ?r? progressive d???rd?r? that worsen ?v?r t?m?. A? with all d?m?nt???, th?? affect quality ?f l?f?, shorten l?f????n ?nd ??m?l???t? the effort t? m?n?g? ?th?r health ??nd?t??ns effectively.

To schedule a free initial consultation with a Clearwater personal injury attorney, call 727-386-9677 or fill out our contact form (click on contact form)

We take cases on a contingent-fee basis. We only collect attorneys fees if we win compensation for you.

Mark Perenich brain injury lawyer in Clearwater and has been handling catestrophic injuries for over 30 years.

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